SALISBURY, Md. – Salisbury University field hockey junior Breck Sullivan may be just a few days from the end of her academic year and more than five months removed from the end of her athletic season, but the awards continue to come in for an anchor of the Sea Gull defense, as the back has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District At-Large Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, the organization announced on Thursday.
Sullivan, who was also named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Academic Squad, and was an NFHCA Scholar of Distinction, was named the NCAA's Elite 89 Award winner at the championship weekend as the player with the highest grade-point average at the championship site.
The Salisbury, Maryland native sports a 3.94 GPA as an environmental science major. To be eligible for nomination, a student-athlete must carry a minimum 3.30 grade-point average and be a starter or key reserve on her team.
Sullivan's accomplishments on the field match what she's been able to accomplish on the academic side. Sullivan helped lead the Salisbury defense to the 10th-ranked team goals-against average in the nation, surrendering just 0.95 goals per game, as the Sea Gulls advanced to the national semifinals.
She started all 21 games for the Sea Gulls in 2014, recording four defensive saves and was named to the All-Capital Athletic Conference first team, while also being named to the NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team.
As a member of the at-large team, Sullivan is one of just 11 players in District 2 selected to the team, out of student-athletes nominated from field hockey, swimming, tennis, lacrosse, and golf.
All-District selections are eligible for selection to the Academic All-America Team, which will be announced later this month.
To see the entire list of Academic All-District selections, click here.