FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FICKS NAMED TO VERIZON ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT TEAM
LEWISTON, Maine Bates College senior Peggy Ficks of Washington, Conn., has been named to the Verizon Academic All-District I At-Large first team, earning a spot on the 2001 national ballot.
Ficks, captain and starting goalkeeper for the Bates field hockey team, is a two-time All-America selection by the National Field Hockey Coaches' Association. She holds the Bobcat record for career shutouts and is among the top three on Bates' career lists in goals-against average, save percentage and victories. She led Bates to three consecutive postseason berths, including an 11-4 record and the top seed in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) tournament in 1999.
An English major, Ficks has been on the dean's list in each of her seven semesters at Bates. She has also been named to the Academic All-NESCAC team five times, including twice as a member of the softball team. She is a member of Bates' Student Athletic Advisory Committee.
Ficks is the fourth Bates student-athlete selected to a Verizon Academic All-District team this year, joining volleyball teammates Kate Hagstrom and Kristina Godek and men's basketball player Billy Hart, all of whom were second team picks.
Ficks is a 1997 graduate of the Taft School. She is the daughter of Robert and Ann Ficks, Washington, Conn.
For more information on Bates field hockey, please visit our web site at http://www.bates.edu/sports/fhockey.html.
2001 Verizon Academic All-District I Women's College Division At-Large Team FIRST TEAM Heather Babbington, Jr., Western Conn. St., soccer, Bethel, Conn., prof. biology Jen Bashant, Sr., Clarkson Univ., soccer, Tupper Lake, N.Y., biology Tori Brown, Sr., SUNY-Cortland, Liverpool, N.Y., elementary education Lauren Byler, Sr., Ithaca College, cross country, Boyertown, N.Y., English Erin DeMarco, Sr., Ithaca College, soccer, Latham, N.Y., health/physical education Peggy Ficks, Sr., Bates College, field hockey, Washington, Conn., English Susan Gonyea, Jr., RPI, soccer, Scotia, N.Y., civil engineering Courtney Pederson, Sr., swimming, Univ. of Rochester, River, Alaska, chemistry/German Caroline Purcell, Jr., fencing, MIT, New York, N.Y., civil engineering Barbara Swallow, Sr., cross country, Springfield College, Seekonk, Mass., sports biology SECOND TEAM Leslie Bagay, Sr., field hockey, Wellesley College, E. Brunswick, N.J., bological science Elizabeth Burke, Sr., soccer, Western New England Coll., Holyoke, Mass., education Kate Donhauser, Sr., soccer, Univ. of Rochester, Eliot, Maine, biology/env. science Mariko Tansey Holbrook, So., cross country, Brandeis Univ., Trumansburg, N.Y., biology Tracy Marien, So., fencing, Brandeis Univ., Manville, R.I., biology Kathy Neff, Sr., soccer, Stonehill College, Webster, Mass., psychology Korey O'Malley, Sr., diving, Hamilton College, Liverpool, N.Y., mathematics/Spanish Katie Roden, Sr., cross country, RPI, Plattsburgh, N.Y., architecture Katie Schroth, Sr., cross country, Merrimack College, Attleboro, Mass., electrical eng. Theresa Uliano, Sr., soccer, Southern Conn. St., Newington, Conn., exercise science Tristen Weaver, So., swimming, SUNY-Oneonta, Ithaca, N.Y., biology
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