AUSTIN, Texas. — The College Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA) released its 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-America Division III At-Large Teams on Wednesday, and Washington and Lee had three athletes garner recognition.
Junior men's golfer Brian Peccie (Norfolk, Va./Norfolk Academy) earned a spot on the first team, and senior women's lacrosse attacker Cordelia Peters (Larkspur, Calif./Hotchkiss) and junior women's swimmer Emily Hageboeck (Charleston, W.Va./George Washington) each made the third team.
A finalist for the 2019 Jack Nicklaus Division III National Player of the Year Award, Peccie was a GCAA All-America Scholar and a PING First Team All-America selection this year. He also received First Team All-Region laurels, and he earned First Team All-ODAC honors for the third time in his career, tying for first at the ODAC Championship this spring.
Peccie, an economics and mathematics double-major, completed his junior campaign by finishing in a tie for 28th overall at the 2019 NCAA Division III Championship with a score of 75-73-79-74—301 (+13). He has played at the NCAA Championship three times, finishing in a tie for 42nd as a first-year in 2017 and winning the individual championship last year as a sophomore.
Peccie played 25 rounds during the 2018-19 campaign, posting a program-record 72.48 scoring average. He broke the former mark of 72.55 that he had set a year ago. For his career, Peccie has played 62 rounds and he claims a 73.4 stroke average. That is also on pace to break the W&L scoring record held by Nathaniel James '08, '11L. James averaged 73.80 across his career. This is Peccie's first Google Cloud Academic All-America honor.
The men's golf team placed in a tie for 19th at the NCAA Championship, missing the cut by just two strokes. W&L won the ODAC title to earn an automatic bid to NCAA's.
Peters, a business administration major, finished the 2019 season with 33 goals, 25 assists and 58 points for the women's lacrosse team. She's also recorded 17 ground balls and seven caused turnovers.
In her career, Peters registered 99 goals and 65 assists for 164 points. The 65 assists are the sixth-most in program history, while the point total finished just outside the W&L Top 10. She was named the women's lacrosse ODAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year earlier this season, and this is her second time being named to an Academic All-America team, after earning Third Team Academic All-America accolades last year.
The women's lacrosse team finished the season 18-3 overall, falling to Wesleyan (Conn.) in the NCAA Tournament Regional Semifinals on May 18, 13-7. W&L ended the year ranked eighth in the IWLCA National Poll.
Hageboeck earned four All-America citations at the 2019 NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships, including first team honors in the 200 breaststroke, 200 medley relay and 400 medley relay. Hageboeck, an accounting and computer science double-major, repeated as the ODAC Swimmer of the Meet and the ODAC/Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete of the Year this season, and is now a three-time All-ODAC First Team swimmer.
Hageboeck currently owns school records in three individual events, all of which she set this season, and is now a 10-time All-American, with seven first team citations. This is her first Google Cloud Academic All-America citation.
The women's swimming team completed the 2018-19 campaign with an 8-0 record in dual meets, claimed its 12th consecutive ODAC title and placed 10th at the NCAA Championships, the second Top 10 finish at nationals in program history (7th, 2017).
The three selections to the CoSIDA Academic All-America squad brings W&L's all-time total to 84 student-athletes honored since 1970. The criteria for the Academic All-American program states that a player must be of sophomore academic standing, be a starter or important reserve, and claim a GPA of at least a 3.30 on a 4.0 scale. The at-large team consists of athletes from 12 different sports. To view the full 2019 men's and women's at-large teams, please click here.
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