Mary Washington's Kendall Parker Named CAC Female Senior Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Mary Washington's Kendall Parker Named CAC Female Senior Scholar-Athlete of the Year

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – University of Mary Washington senior women's basketball guard Kendall Parker (Fredericksburg, Va./Stafford) was selected by the Capital Athletic Conference athletic directors as the 2017-18 Female Senior Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Parker was a political science major with a business minor who graduated with a 3.99 cumulative grade point average and 4.0 GPA within her major. She collected a long list of academic honors throughout her career, headlined by winning the Colgate Darden award as UMW's class valedictorian. She also earned the 2017-18 UMW Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year and was an Honors graduate. Parker was a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, Phi Beta Kappa, and the Mortar Board. She was also selected to complete the Undergraduate Research Project under Dr. Robert Barr and is National Pi Sigma Alpha's 2017 Best Undergraduate Class Paper runner-up. 

On the court, Parker helped the Eagles to a highly-successful four-year run that included a CAC Championship and two trips to the NCAA Tournament. She finished her career as a member of the 1,000-point club, holds the CAC career record for three-pointers made with 206, and maintains the UMW and CAC single-game record for three-pointers made (9). She ranks at or near the top of the CAC and UMW's school records in several other categories. Her stellar free throw shooting catapulted her to the top of the record books, earning UMW's career free throw percentage mark at 85.5%, which also ranks No. 2 all-time in the CAC. She also holds the UMW single-season free throw record and ranks No. 2 in the CAC single-season records with a 90.2% free throw mark in 2016-17. She ranks seventh in the CAC single-season records with 66 three-pointers made in 2016-17. 

Parker is the sixth UMW student-athlete to win the Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year award since its inception in 1992. Other UMW winners include Susan Myers (1992, tennis), Candice Malone (1994, field hockey), Angie Saulsbury (1998, field hockey), Bridget Geiman (2001, lacrosse), and Haley Kane (2016, field hockey). 

To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be a senior with a minimum 3.50 cumulative grade point average, demonstrate athletic success and be a major contributor to his or her program.

Capital Athletic Conference Female Scholar-Athletes of the Year 

1992    Susan Myers-UMW (tennis)    2006    Randi Jones-MU (basketball)
1993    Renie Amoss-GOU (field hockey/basketball)    2007    Tamijo Foronda-GAL (volleyball)  
1994    Candice Malone-UMW (field hockey)    2008    Sue Ackermann-SAL (lacrosse)       
1995    Michele Mohlman-GOU (FH/basketball/Lax)    2009    Emily Smithson-SMC (field hockey) 
1996    Michele Mohlman-GOU (FH/basketball/Lax)    2010    Karisa Carroll-SMC (soccer/lacrosse)
1997    Jessica Turgon-MU (basketball)    2011    Sarah Stephens-FSU (volleyball/tennis)
1998    Angie Saulsbury-UMW (field hockey)    2012    Anna Macedonia-MU (swimming)
1999    Erica Pearson-SMC (volleyball/basketball)    2013    Tristin Burris-WES (FH, XC, T&F, Soft, Lax)
2000    Gina Dean-SAL (field hockey)    2014    Katelyn Fischer-MU (basketball)
2001    Bridget Geiman-UMW (lacrosse)    2015    Rachel Johnson-SAL (softball)
2002    Kathy Holmes-SMC (soccer/lacrosse)    2016    Haley Kane-UMW (field hockey)
2003    Amy Campion-SAL (basketball)    2017    Katie Stouffer-SAL (volleyball)
2004    Annetta Benjamin-MU (basketball)    2018    Kendall Parker-UMW (basketball)
2005    Kim Rementer-SAL (softball)