May 27, 2004

HEATHER COLEMAN EARNS ODAC SCHOLAR-ATHLETE AWARD

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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