TOWSON, Md. – The Landmark Conference selects 22 senior scholar athletes each year to recognize the top student-athlete in each sport based on academic and athletics.
The honorees must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.20 and are selected by a committee of Landmark Conference officers, athletics directors, senior woman administrators, faculty athletic representatives, and sports information directors. Chosen at the end of each sport season, the first six honorees will be announced over the next week.
Elizabethtown College’s Margo Donlin has been named the Field Hockey Senior Scholar Athlete. The award makes the second time an Elizabethtown field hockey player has won the award, and first since Margo’s sister Halley earned it in 2016.
As a senior, Donlin started all 19 games, played in a career-high 1420:14 minutes, and posted a career-best 1.04 goals against average. She led the conference in save percentage (.794), wins (13), and shutouts (7), all of which were career highs. During the 2018 season, she ranked nationally across Divsiion III in shutouts, save percentage, and goals against average.
Over her last four years, Donlin appeared in the Landmark postseason all four season, earning one Landmark title in 2016 and made a trip to the NCAA tournament that same year, a first for the program since 2006.
Academically, Donlin boasts a 3.98 cumulative grade point average while majoring in engineering. Originally from Wilmington, Del., Donlin is a three-time National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III National Academic & Academic Squad recipient, a two-time NFHCA Division III Scholar of Distinction honoree, and has been named to the Landmark Fall Academic Honor roll the last three years.