The Eastern Mennonite University field hockey team has been given the National Academic Team Award by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA). The award recognizes the team GPA from the fall semester of the 2016-17 academic year.
The NFHCA recognizes college teams with a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher with the award. Zag Sports sponsors the national award.
The Royals finished with a record of 7-10 including 2-6 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. It was the most overall wins for the program in five years.