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August 3, 1998

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.–University of Virginia athletes Peggy Boutilier (Baltimore, Md/Roland Park Country) and Amy Burns (Bath, N.Y./Haverling) are recipients of 1998 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships. The $5000 scholarships recognize individuals who have excelled athletically and academically, and who are in their last season of eligibility.

Boutilier played field hockey and lacrosse at Virginia. She was named the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Association National Player of the Year (Defense) for the second consecutive year in 1998. The MVP of the Virginia lacrosse team in both 1997 and 1998 and UVa’s field hockey MVP in 1997, Boutilier was named the Female Athlete of the Year at Virginia in 1998. A member of the United States National Lacrosse team, Boutilier is enrolled in the Five Year Teacher Education Program at Virginia’s Curry School of Education, specializing in elementary education.

Burns was a member of the Virginia rowing team’s second varsity eight that won the national championship in 1998 at the NCAA Rowing Championships in Gainesville, Ga. The Cavaliers finished third as a team at the NCAA Rowing Championships. Burns was also the recipient of Virginia’s Craig Fielder Memorial Award for overcoming adversity and performing with distinction.

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