GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Atlantic Coast Conference announced today (Feb. 21) three Virginia senior student-athletes are among 50 from league institutions selected as 2020 Weaver-James-Corrigan Postgraduate Scholarship Award recipients. Senior defender Zoe Morse is one of the three recipients from UVA. She joins football player Jordan Mack (Lithonia, Ga.) and men’s tennis player Carl Söderlund (Stockholm, Sweden) in receiving the scholarship.
The student-athletes will be honored at the annual Cone Health ACC Postgraduate Scholarship Luncheon presented by ESPN on Wednesday, April 8. The luncheon will be hosted by the Nat Greene Kiwanis Club at the Sheraton Four Seasons Guilford Ballroom in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Boston College alumnus Luke Kuechly, who recently retired from the NFL following an All-Pro career with the Carolina Panthers, will serve as the keynote speaker.
The Weaver-James-Corrigan and Jim and Pat Thacker postgraduate scholarships are awarded to selected student-athletes who intend to pursue a graduate degree following completion of their undergraduate requirements. Each recipient will receive $6,000 toward his or her graduate education. Those honored have performed with distinction in both the classroom and their respective sport, while demonstrating exemplary conduct in the community.
A three-time member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll, defender Zoe Morse helped the Cavaliers post a 61-18-10 record through her four-year career, including 45 shutouts in that time. She was twice named to the ACC Women’s Soccer All-Academic Team (2018, 2019). This past season, she was named an All-Region selection by the United Soccer Coaches after helping the Cavaliers advance to the finals of the ACC Championship and earn the program’s 26th consecutive NCAA Tournament berth. She was also named a CoSIDA Academic All-District selection and a Scholar All-Region selection by the United Soccer Coaches. She started 85-of-86 games played, tallying 6,826 career minutes, and was drafted 19th overall by the Orlando Pride in this year’s NWSL Draft. She is a resident of UVA’s The Lawn this year.