Brian Peccie '16, who graduated this month from Washington and Lee University, went out on an impressive roll, both athletically and academically.
For starters, Peccie, a golfer, won W&L's Omicron Delta Kappa Leader of the Year award in athletics. ODK is a national leadership honor society. The award recognizes campus leadership in academics, athletics, community service, journalism, speech, and creative and performing arts.
“I’m forever thankful for my coaches and teammates who pushed me to the next level as a player and a leader," Peccie said in a W&L publication highlighting the award. “I view this award not just as a testament to my hard work from the last few years, but also as a promise to apply the leadership skills I have acquired and continue to develop as I begin my professional career.”
Peccie also earned W&L's “Pres" Brown Outstanding Senior Male Athlete of the Year honor, which members of the athletics department vote on. And, at the Generals' year-end athletics awards, he won the William D. McHenry Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award.
To top things off, Peccie made the Division III Academic All-District 5 squad for the second straight year.
Those honors capped a stellar collegiate career for Peccie, who spoke recently with NA golfers about tips for success after high school.
Peccie won the 2018 NCAA Division III National Championship, and was a finalist for the 2019 Jack Nicklaus Division III Player of the Year Award. He is a three-time PING Division III All-America selection and a four-time PING All-Region honoree, according to a news release from W&L. He was A 2019 CoSIDA First Team Academic All-American and Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar.
His 73.23 scoring average across 73 rounds is a program record. He played 11 rounds as a senior before COVID-19 cut the spring season short, posting another school record with a scoring average of 72.18.
“Brian has been the epitome of the term student-athlete," Generals men's golf coach Pete Gyscek said in the publication highlighting the ODK honor. “He excelled both on the course and in the classroom, setting the standard for his teammates and our program.”
Soon, Peccie is scheduled to start work in Illinois for a middle market investment bank - which help with transactions between buying and selling companies. He also plans to compete in amateur golf tournaments.
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