Over 960 student-athletes representing 76 schools were named to the 2017 Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad.
With 80 percent of UC Davis field hockey's student-athletes earning a 3.0 grade point average or higher, the Aggies ranked second among the America East Conference's nine competing programs.
The Aggies will begin their run at the America East Conference Championship on Nov. 2 against No. 21 Albany at 1 p.m. (ET).
Chelsea Bigelow and Emily Chen both had record worthy performances during Saturday night's last regular season match against No. 18 Stanford.
Field hockey earns National Academic team and individual honors
TORREY PINES HS '16: Four-year letterwinner as one of her team’s defenders… Led Torrey Pines to the San Diego Section’s quarterfinals as a freshman and the championship match in her sophomore and junior seasons… With Farjood playing a key role each season, the Falcons have won the last three straight Palomar League championships… TPHS posted undefeated league records the last two seasons… Earned Scholar Athlete distinction from her school each year… Named to the All-Palomar League second team as a sophomore and first team as a junior… Also received Defensive MVP accolades… The San Diego Union-Tribune bestowed its Scholar Athlete award to Farjood, and named her as one of its “Players to Watch” on two occasions… Farjood is a National Honor Society and California Scholarship Federation member… Served as her school’s yearbook photo editor last year before being named its sports editor this year… Runs her own photography business... Three-year lacrosse letterwinner, will earn her fourth this spring… Two-time All-Avocado League lacrosse honoree.
PERSONAL: Born in San Diego... Parents are Laura and Frank Farjood... Her older siblings are Nadia and Armaan... Three-time USA Field Hockey National Futures Championship selection in 2013, ’14 and 15… Spent the last four years as a member of RUSH Field Hockey (Encinitas)… Farjood’s club team is ranked No. 8 in the nation by USAFH, No. 2 in the West and No. 1 in California… RUSH won a Festival Championship in 2013, Cal Cup U19 state title in 2014 and finished first at USA Field Hockey’s 2015 Disney Tournament… Leading her lacrosse team to a CIF division championship is her proudest personal accomplishment... The best athletes she competed against took place at the 2016 USA Field Hockey National Club Championship... Visiting Thailand, donating her hair and eating dinner with someone famous are the top three things on her bucket list... You can take away everything she owns except her dogs, Bentley and Bugatti... Her teammates and passion for the sport are the reasons she chose UC Davis.