Parent Earns Second Consecutive Academic All-America Honor

Parent Earns Second Consecutive Academic All-America Honor

GREENWOOD, Ind. - Recent Worcester State University field hockey graduate Michaila Parent (Westborough, Mass.) has earned her second consecutive Google Cloud Academic All-America selection, as voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

The 2018-19 Google Cloud Academic All-District Men's and Women’s At-Large Teams recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances in the athletic realm and in the classroom. The Google Cloud Academic All-America program separately recognizes outstanding student-athletes in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, and NAIA.

Last month, Parent was named Academic All-District by CoSIDA, which automatically qualified her for Academic All-America contention. She was also named the MASCAC's Scholar Athlete of the Year earlier this month.

Parent became the Lancers' all-time leader in goals, assists, and points during her senior season that saw her score 18 goals and 13 assists for 49 points. She was a one-time Little East Offensive Player of the Week award recipient, and was named a Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) National Weekly Honorable Mention once.

At season's end, Parent was named to the First Team All-Little East Conference for her efforts, and was selected to play in the NFHCA Division III Senior All-Star Game on November 17. She was also named First Team All-Region by the NFHCA.

Parent graduated from Worcester State in May with a perfect cumulative grade point average of 4.0. She was awarded the Senior Female Margaret "Peg" Nugent Award prior to graduating, given to the top Worcester State senior student-athlete for outstanding academic and athletic achievement, and previously she was the recipient of the Biotechnology Academic Major Award, owning the highest GPA of any graduating biotechnology major.