LEXINGTON, Va. – The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has announced that recent Washington and Lee graduate Cordelia Peters (Larkspur, Calif./Hotchkiss) is among the 585 female college athletes who have been nominated for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award.
Established in 1991, the NCAA Woman of the Year award recognizes graduating female college athletes who have exhausted their eligibility and distinguished themselves in academics, athletics, service and leadership throughout their collegiate careers.
A three-year member of the women's lacrosse team, Peters earned a bachelor of science in business administration this spring and will begin a career in investment banking this July.
Peters transferred to W&L from the University of Virginia, where she was a member of the lacrosse team as a first-year. In just three seasons with the Generals, she totaled 164 points on 99 goals and 65 assists. Her assist total is the sixth-most in program history, while her career points rank just outside the all-time Top 10.
This past spring, Peters totaled 58 points on 33 goals and 25 assists, and she added 17 ground balls and seven caused turnovers. She was named the ODAC/Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance Women's Lacrosse Scholar-Athlete of the Year, and she received the William McHenry Scholar-Athlete Award as the top senior female scholar-athlete at Washington and Lee.
Peters is a two-time All-ODAC honoree and a 2018 IWLCA Second Team All-Region selection. She has also earned Google Cloud Third Team Academic All-America laurels each of the past two seasons.
Washington and Lee finished the 2019 season 18-3 overall, falling to Wesleyan (Conn.) in the NCAA Tournament Regional Semifinals on May 18. W&L ended the year ranked eighth in the IWLCA National Poll and spent several weeks as the top-ranked team in Division III.