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Jan. 16, 2002

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Former UVa women’s soccer and women’s basketball standout, Katie Tracy, has been named a Woody Hayes National Scholar-Athlete Award Winner. Six athletes receive the honor, one male and female student-athlete from each of the three collegiate divisions. Awards are given out in recognition of excellence in academics, athletics and community service.

Tracy served as captain of both the women’s basketball and soccer teams as a senior. Tracy was a four-year standout for the Cavaliers soccer team from 1997 to 2000. She started in all 84 games she appeared in, finishing with 49 career points, 18 goals and 13 assists. Her eight assists as a junior are the third highest single-season total in school history. For the basketball team, she appeared in 80 games, scoring 101 career points.

She was named Soccer Buzz Second Team All-Freshman in 1997, named to the Coca-Cola Soccer Classic All-Tournament Team in 1998, named to the VaSID All-State Team in 1999 and was second team All-ACC as a senior in 2000.

Academically, she finished with a 3.84 in education and psychology. She was a recipient of the 2001 Weaver James Corrigan Scholarship and was an ACC Honor Roll selection all four years. As a senior, she garnered Third Team Academic All-American and Verizon Academic All-District.

In the community, Tracy served as a YMCA basketball coach and an Under-13 Girls assistant soccer coach. In addition to being a Special Olympics volunteer, Tracy is also a booster volunteer at the Madison House, a local program that works with troubled youth.


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