Virginia's Peggy Boutilier Named NACDA Scholarship Finalist
April 22, 1998
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia’s Peggy Boutilier (Baltimore, Md./Roland Park Country) was named a finalist for the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) Preseason Games Scholar-Athlete Postgraduate Scholarship yesterday by a special review committee of NACDA.
The award recognizes those student-athletes who have distinguished themselves both in the classroom and on the playing field in special ways. All nominees must have a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and have been named an All-American in their respective sports.
Boutilier, the 1997 Player of the Year in lacrosse, is a two-sport athlete at the University of Virginia. She is a captain of both the field hockey and lacrosse teams, both of which have been ranked number one in their respective national polls in the 1997-98 academic year.
Boutilier, the 1998 Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year in lacrosse, is a member of the 1998 ACC Championship team and was a first-team All-American in 1997. She has been a member of the All-ACC Team and the ACC All-Tournament team in both 1997 and 1998, the only years the conference has sponsored these teams. Virginia’s MVP in 1997, Boutilier is an Academic All-American in both lacrosse and field hockey.
She was a member of the 1994 ACC All-Tournament team in field hockey. In 1997, the Cavalier field hockey team advanced to the NCAA semifinals for the first time in school history. Boutilier set a school record in 1997, starting in her 88th consecutive field hockey contest for the Cavaliers.
Boutilier is enrolled in the Five Year Teacher Education Program in the University’s College of Arts and Sciences and the Curry School of Education. She will graduate in May of 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and an master of teaching degree specializing in elementary education.