March 5, 2012
The California Golden Bears had 11 players named to the 2011 Gladiator by SGI/NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad. Outgoing seniors Maddie Hand and Jessica Kreck earned the fourth honors of their careers. The National Academic Squad, compiled by the National Field Hockey Coaches' Association, recognizes those student-athletes who have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher through the first semester of the 2011-12 academic year.
Receiving the honor for the Bears were:
The Bears also earned recognition as a team, receiving the 2011 Gladiator by SGI/NFHCA Division I National Academic Team Award for posting a team GPA above 3.0.