INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Recent Washington and Lee graduate Kat Lawson (White Post, Va./Clarke County) has been selected as the Old Dominion Athletic Conference's 2012 representative for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award.
A three-year letterwinner and a team captain for the women's soccer team as a senior, Lawson was among 429 individuals nominated for the award, which honors senior female student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in the areas of academic achievement, athletics excellence, service and leadership.
The 2012 Washington and Lee Senior Female Athlete of the Year, Lawson started all 59 games of her W&L career as a defender, tallying one goal and two assists and helping the Generals allow a 0.50 goals-against average (GAA) over that span.
Lawson earned First Team All-ODAC honors all three years at W&L, helping the Generals to a 40-12-7 overall record and one conference title. Additionally, she is the first athlete in program history to earn First Team All-America honors twice, doing so in 2009 and again last fall when W&L ranked sixth nationally with a 0.36 GAA. Following her final season, Lawson was selected to receive a prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.
In September, the NCAA will announce the Top 30 honorees for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award, with a ceremony to honor the winner this fall.