ATLANTA (March 1, 2018) — Lauren Wood of Lewis & Clark College is the recipient of the 2018 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 Lauren Wood with the Charles T. Stoner Law Scholarship Award,” said Danielle Donehew, executive director of the WBCA. “Lauren has proven to be an astute student, and a great competitor on the basketball court. Throughout her time at Lewis & Clark College, 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.”

Wood is a senior at Lewis & Clark College, majoring in psychology. She has maintained an overall 3.36 grade point average (GPA).

She has been active on campus serving as the co-chair on the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAACC), the Associated Students of Lewis & Clark Representative, and a student-athlete mentor. The senior from Morrison, Colorado also worked as a Specialty Athletic Training intern for individuals with special needs.

Wood gets her work done on the court and in the classroom as well. She was named to the Dean’s List in 2017 and received a Dean’s Scholarship. She leads the Pioneers and ranks second in the Northwest Conference with 10.4 rebounds per game. She also leads the team in field goal percentage at 48.9 percent.
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.