Peterson, who finished the season with 138 blocks in 30 games played, also ranked second on the team in scoring (11.1 points per game) to help guide her team to a NCCAAII National Championship victory against #2 Manhattan Christian on March 9th, 2013.
Peterson was awarded a plaque by Athletic Director Rob Thompson, who stated, “We are thrilled to present this award to Laci Peterson. Laci worked hard and had great numbers in the 2012-13 campaign, evidenced by her team winning the NCCAA DII National Championship. We congratulate Laci and the Crusader team!
Director of Statistics, Jim Wright also commented, “Only a handful of student-athletes can say they were the best in their field and it is an honor for which you can be proud.”
Peterson will be a senior this year and was a crucial part of a Crusader team that advanced as far as the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Semifinal round against #2 Concordia Wisconsin last season.