ATLANTA (March 18, 2019) — Courtney Ekmark, from Arizona State University, is the recipient of the 2019 Charles T. Stoner Law Scholarship Award, announced by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association today.
The $1,000 Charles T. Stoner Law Scholarship Award, named for and presented by Stoner, a former legal consultant to the WBCA, is given annually to one female collegiate basketball player who intends to pursue a career in law.
"I am pleased to present Courtney Ekmark with the Charles T. Stoner Law Scholarship Award,” said Danielle Donehew, executive director of the WBCA. “Courtney has proven to be an astute student, and a great competitor on the basketball court. Throughout her time at Arizona State University, she has learned invaluable lessons that will allow her to succeed in her future endeavors. The WBCA supports her intention of pursuing a law degree and her future work to serve the greater society.”
Ekmark, a redshirt senior, transferred to Arizona State in 2016 after winning two national championships with the Connecticut Huskies. She finished last season tied for fifth place on the ASU single-season list for 3-pointers with 58. She earned Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention recognition. Off the court, she is a second-year law student at ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.
The Charles T. Stoner Law Scholarship Award was first presented in 1996.
Visit www.wbca.org/recognize/ to see a list of past recipients.
About the WBCA
Founded in 1981, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association is the professional association for coaches of women's and girls' basketball at all levels of competition. The WBCA offers educational resources that coaches need to help make themselves better leaders, teachers and mentors to their players; provides opportunities for coaches to connect with peers in the profession; serves as the unifying voice of a diverse community of coaches to the organizations that control the game; and celebrates those coaches, players and other individuals who excel each year and contribute to the advancement of the sport. Visit www.WBCA.org for more details about the Association.