W&L's HAGERMAN A FINALIST FOR THE NCAA WALTER BYERS SCHOLARSHIP

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Washington and Lee senior women's tennis player Lindsay Hagerman (Wichita Falls, Texas/Highland Park) has been named one of six finalists for the prestigious NCAA Walter Byers Scholarship Award.

The Walter Byers Award is one of the NCAA's most prestigious awards and is presented in recognition of outstanding academic achievement and future success in postgraduate studies and planned careers. The NCAA selects one male and one female recipient each year and awards the winners a $21,500 scholarship for graduate school. The awardee also has the option of renewing the scholarship for a second year given that they are in good academic standing and a full-time student during the second year of study.

The Walter Byers Scholarship program was established in 1988 to recognize the contributions of the former NCAA executive director, Walter Byers. Award recipients are required to have at least a 3.500 grade-point average (GPA), show evidence of superior character and leadership, and demonstrate that participation in athletics has been a positive influence on personal and intellectual development.

Hagerman is a history major with a 3.677 cumulative GPA. On the tennis court, she claims a 106-17 (.862) career singles record and a 101-15 (.871) career doubles mark, both among the all-time best records in school history. A six-time NCAA All-American, Hagerman has a 26-1 record in singles and a 19-2 record in doubles this season. She won the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Division III National Singles Championship during the fall and was the ITA's Co-National Rookie of the Year in 2002.

Washington and Lee's women's tennis team is ranked third in Division III and carries an 18-0 record into this weekend's ODAC Championship where Hagerman will be looking to garner ODAC Player of the Year accolades for the second straight season.

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