The EMU field hockey team has been given the National Academic Team Award by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA). The award recognizes the team GPA from the fall semester of the 2018-19 academic year.
This marks the 13th straight year that the EMU team has earned the National Academic Team Award, a streak started from the 2006 season.
The NFHCA recognizes college teams with a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher with the award. Zag Field Hockey sponsors the national award.
The Royals finished with a record of 8-11 for their most wins since 2011.