May 21, 2009
IOWA CITY, IA – – Two members of the University of Iowa field hockey team have been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District second team. Senior Lauren Pfeiffer and junior Tricia Dean were both honored.
Pfeiffer, a marketing major from Mt. Laurel, NJ, has been named academic all-Big Ten and a NFHCA National Academic Award winner the last three years. As a senior, Pfeiffer was named first team all-American, first team NFHCA West Regional all-American and first team all-Big Ten. In addition, she was named Big Ten Tournament MVP and was named to the NCAA Tournament all-Tournament team. Pfeiffer started every game and led the team in points (44) and goals (20). She ended her career with 53 career goals, moving her into ninth on Iowa’s all-time list. Pfeiffer was named team MVP in both her junior and senior years.
Dean, who hails from Bear, DE, majors in marketing and management. She has been named academic all-Big Ten each of the last two seasons and was named to the 2008 NFHCA National Academic Squad. As a junior, Dean was named to the Big Ten Tournament all-Tournament team as Iowa claimed its third-straight Big Ten Tournament title. She recorded 11 assists on the season to tie for eighth in the Big Ten Conference.