Haley Peters and Elizabeth Williams have been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District III first team, following a vote of CoSIDA members.DURHAM, N.C. – Duke University standouts
With both Peters and Williams earning first team accolades, they will now be included on the Academic All-America ballot. Peters received the honor for the second straight year and it marks the first time Williams has been recognized.
Peters, who is out of Red Bank, N.J., has started each of her 17 contests played for the third-ranked Blue Devils on the season. The 6-3 post player has averaged 11.9 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists. Her 7.8 boards per game ranks 11th in the ACC in overall games, while her 8.1 average in ACC action is tied ninth. The two-time All-ACC selection holds a 3.8 grade-point average, while obtaining a degree in Political Science along with a minor in English.
A product of Virginia Beach, Va., Williams owns averages of 14.0 points, 6.9 rebounds, 3.0 blocks, 1.8 assists and 1.5 steals. The 6-3 center ranks 14th nationally and No. 1 in the ACC in blocks and has swatted at least one shot in all 90 contests since arriving at Duke three years ago. A two-time All-America, Williams is majoring in Psychology and holds a 3.43 grade-point average.
Others named to the first team were Kody Burke (NC State), Ebony Rowe (Middle Tennessee State), Heather Butler (UT-Martin) and Sam Coffer (Elon).
Duke (20-1) will take on Miami Thursday, Jan. 30 at 7:00 p.m., in Coral Gables, Fla. The game will be aired live on Comcast Sports Southeast.