GRAND LAKE, Colo. - Randolph-Macon senior defender Kristin Patrick (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) has been named the NCAA Division III Scholar-Athlete of the Year by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA).
The IWLCA honored the top student-athlete in the NCAA Division I, II, and III as well as the NAIA. Nominees for the award must be a senior or graduate student, have at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA, and be a starter or significant reserve for their team.
Patrick previously was selected as the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC)/Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete for women's lacrosse.
Patrick graduated magna cum laude in May with a major in Biology and minors in French, Mathematics and Chemistry with a cumulative grade point average of 3.97. A member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. Patrick won the Stephen H. Watts Award in Biology, the Douglas W. Foard Phi Beta Kappa Sophomore Award and was an R-MC Presidential Scholarship recipient. She is a member of the Pi Mu Epsilon National Honorary Mathematics Society, the Beta Beta Beta Biological Society and the Chi Beta Phi National Science Honorary Society. Patrick has earned a spot on the IWLCA Zag Sports Division III Academic Honor Roll, the ODAC All-Academic Team and the R-MC Dean's List.
Patrick was accepted into the George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences Early Selection program and will start medical school there this fall.
An All-ODAC Third Team selection, Patrick started all 17 games this season for the Yellow Jackets. She led the team with 33 ground balls, had three draw controls and caused 11 turnovers.
Patrick appeared in all 71 games with 62 starts during her four-year career. She recorded 10 goals, eight assists, 18 points, 85 ground balls, 17 draw controls and 56 caused turnovers.
Under fourth-year head coach MK Geratowski, Randolph-Macon went 11-6 overall and 7-1 in the ODAC. The Yellow Jackets finished second in the conference standings and reached the ODAC title game for the third consecutive season.
2017 IWLCA Scholar-Athletes of the Year
Division I - Olivia Hompe, Princeton
Division II - Madeline Gilstrap, Rockhurst
Division III - Kristin Patrick, Randolph-Macon
NAIA - Kadijah Kalo, Lawrence Tech