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Former Raider Sammy Peterson named Scholar-Athlete at Stout

Sammy Peterson

Former Raider Sammy Peterson was one of 15 UW-Stout seniors honored as Scholar-Athletes at an awards ceremony March 27 at the university's Memorial Student Center.

Peterson, a four-year starting infielder on the Blue Devils softball team, received a specially designed medallion to be worn during graduation ceremonies.

The UW-Stout Scholar Athlete Award is given to student-athletes with a cumulative 3.50 grade point average in the semester preceding their final season of eligibility. Each recipient invited an academic faculty or staff member who had a positive impact on their time at UW-Stout.

"These student-athletes exemplify excellence, both in their educational pursuits and their athletic endeavors," said Chancellor Charles W. Sorensen, who participated in the ceremony.

Peterson, who is majoring in Applied Science at Stout, is a two-time winner of the Blue Devil's Golden Glove award and earned honorable mention to the 2011 All-WIAC team. She has started the team's first 14 games at shortstop this season and has two home runs, five RBI and a .979 fielding percentage.

Peterson was a two-time All-Big Rivers Conference player at Hudson High School, earning honorable mention as a junior and second team accolades as a senior, while helping the Raiders to two straight regional championships.