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Carter Hawthorne Wins Elite 90™ Award for NCAA Division III Men’s Lacrosse Championship

Photo by Steve McLaughlin
Photo by Steve McLaughlin

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. --- Junior Carter Hawthorne of the Wesleyan University men's lacrosse team was named the recipient of the Elite 90 award for the 2018 NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Championship.

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Hawthorne, majoring in Economics and Psychology, currently carries a 3.841 GPA. He was presented with the award during the men's lacrosse banquet on Friday night inside Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.

The Elite 90, an award founded by the NCAA, recognizes the true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level in his or her sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among his or her peers. The Elite 90 is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA's championships.

Eligible student-athletes are sophomores or above who have participated in their sport for at least two years with their school. They must be an active member of the team, traveling and a designated member of the squad size at the championship. All ties are broken by the number of credits completed.

Hawthorne is the second Wesleyan athlete to receive the award this week, joining Sophia Shoulson '18 of women's rowing who was named the Division III recipient at the women's rowing championships yesterday.

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-- Recap courtesy of the NCAA --