October 30, 2013

Erika Proko Hamilton ’03 Featured in NCAA’s 40-in-40 Series

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Washington and Lee alumna Erika Proko Hamilton '03 has been featured by the NCAA as part of its Division III 40-in-40 series.

Hamilton, who was recently inducted into the W&L Athletics Hall of Fame, was a six-time All-American for the W&L women's tennis team.  She received an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship and was a finalist for the NCAA Woman of the Year.

The NCAA is celebrating the 40th anniversary of Division III by recognizing former student-athletes who exemplify the division's attributes of proportion, comprehensive learning, passion, responsibility, sportsmanship and citizenship – not just during their time on campus, but also in their careers or avocations. 

The series, which started in September and will continue for 40 weeks, highlights the abilities and achievements of the many young men and women who have "followed their passions and discovered their potential" at Division III institutions. 

Hamilton obtained her M.D., from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 2007 and she completed a fellowship in hematology/oncology from Duke University in 2013.  She is currently working for the Sarah Cannon Research Institute in Nashville, Tenn., which sponsors community-based clinical trials in oncology.  She also recently gave birth to a daughter, Patten Laine Hamilton, just days ago.

To read the NCAA's profile on Erika Proko Hamilton, simply visit the NCAA website.

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