Date: May 27, 2004
Contact: Brian Laubscher (540) 458-8676
Release: Upon Receipt
HEATHER COLEMAN EARNS ODAC SCHOLAR-ATHLETE AWARD
W&L Senior Second-Straight General Honored
Senior Midfielder Heather Coleman
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee senior women's
soccer player Heather Coleman (Blackwood, N.J./Triton Regional) has been
named the recipient of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference's (ODAC) Marjorie
Berkley Award presented to the league's top female scholar-athlete.
Coleman is the second-straight General to earn the honor, after women's
tennis player Erika Proko was presented the award following the 2003 season.
Hampden-Sydney basketball player Brandon Randall was presented the 2004
"Doc" Jopson Award given to the top male scholar-athlete.
An economics and politics major with a 4.077 grade-point average (GPA),
Coleman was a four-year letterwinner for the W&L women's soccer team
and a three-year letterwinner on the Generals' women's basketball team.
A four-time ODAC Scholar Athlete and a 2003 CoSIDA Third Team Academic
All-America selection, she earned Honorable Mention All-ODAC honors following
the 2001 soccer season.
In soccer, Coleman played in 75 of a possible 76 soccer games during her
career. She recorded two goals and three assists last fall and leaves
W&L with 18 goals and nine assists for her career, ranking eighth
all-time at W&L with 44 points. During her basketball career, Coleman
played in 55 games, scored 100 points, dished out 52 assists and pulled
down 47 rebounds.
A University Big Sister and member of both Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Eta
Sigma, Coleman has been admitted to Yale Law School and plans on enrolling
in the fall.
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