NEW YORK, N.Y. --For the second consecutive season, the University of Pennsylvania women's lacrosse team has a pair of players on the early-season Tewaaraton Award Watch List as Lucy Ferguson and Meg Markham were among 50 women's lacrosse players designated as likely contenders for college lacrosse's top honor -- The Tewaaraton Award presented by Under Armour.
Both players are leaders for the Quakers on defense, Markham a first-team All-American as well as the reigning Ivy League Defender of the Year and Ferguson a first-team All-Region and All-Ivy selection.
Last season, both players were Tewaaraton Award nominees, making the cut to the final 25 players up for the prestigious award.
Five men’s and five women’s finalists will be announced on May 7 and invited to the ceremony. The Tewaaraton Award Ceremony will be held in Washington, D.C., on May 28, 2015, at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian.
About The Tewaaraton Foundation
The Tewaaraton Award is recognized as the pre-eminent lacrosse award, annually honoring the top male and female college lacrosse player in the United States. The Award symbolizes lacrosse’s centuries-old roots in Native American heritage and is endorsed by the Mohawk Nation Council of Elders and US Lacrosse. The Tewaaraton Foundation is a non-profit that defines the mission and upholds the integrity of The Tewaaraton Award. Each year, the Tewaaraton Award celebrates one of the six tribal nations of the Iroquois Confederacy – the Mohawk, Cayuga, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca and Tuscarora – and presents two scholarships to students of Native American descent. To learn more about The Tewaaraton Foundation, visit www.tewaaraton.com.
About Under Armour, Inc.
Under Armour (NYSE: UA), the originator of performance footwear, apparel and equipment, revolutionized how athletes across the world dress. Designed to make all athletes better,the brand's innovative products are sold worldwide to athletes at all levels.The Under Armour Connected Fitness™ platformpowers the world’s largest digitalhealth and fitness community through a suite of applications: UA Record, MapMyFitness, Endomondo and MyFitnessPal.The Under Armour global headquarters is in Baltimore, Maryland. For further information, please visit the Company's website atwww.uabiz.com.