March 21, 2013
CULLOWHEE, N.C. - Western Carolina women's soccer player Samantha Hodgeis the 2013 recipient of the William V. Moore Graduate Scholarship, presented by McMillan Pazdan Smith.
The scholarship is named in memory of former College of Charleston faculty athletics representative and SoCon President Bill Moore.
A mathematics major with a 3.94 grade point average, Hodge was a CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District selection in 2011 and 2012 and a semifinalist for the 2013 Wooden Citizenship Cup.
The forward led the Catamounts in goals, assists and points in 2011 and helped Western Carolina to the 2008 SoCon Women's Soccer Championship title. Hodge is the Western Carolina chapter president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and a Western Carolina Student Government Association representative.
From 2011-13, she coordinated the Catamounts' Pink Zone initiative for breast cancer awareness. She also spent four years tutoring a student with autism. Hodge plans to pursue a master's in sports administration.
Hodge is one of 10 postgraduate scholarship recipients for the 2012-13 academic year from the Southern Conference. The 10 student-athletes will be honored for their accomplishments at the Southern Conference Honors Dinner in Hilton Head Island, S.C., on Wednesday, May 30.