WESTFIELD, Mass. - Worcester State University field hockey senior Michaila Parent (Westborough, Mass.) added another award to her already jam-packed trophy case, as she has been named the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year. The announcement came from the conference office on Thursday afternoon.
Parent is the first Lancer to receive the honor since two-sport athlete Alyssa Jasper won the award in 2015. The announcement comes just a week after Parent was named Google Cloud Academic All-District by the College Sports Information Directors of America for the second consecutive season. She is currently a finalist for Academic All-America, which will be announced in mid-June.
Parent became the Lancers' all-time leader in goals (50), assists (37), and points (137) 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 Summa Cum Laude from Worcester State last Saturday with a perfect cumulative grade point average of 4.0. Earlier this month, she was awarded the Senior Female Margaret "Peg" Nugent Award, 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.
Parent will be attending Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in the fall to begin physician's assistant school.
Westfield State football player Zach Howard received the MASCAC Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award on Wednesday.