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Haley Peters

Political Science


Sporting a 3.8 grade-point average since arriving in Durham, Peters is a model student-athlete.  She is a three-time All-ACC Academic Team honoree and a 2012 Capital One All-District III selection by CoSIDA in 2012-13.  Peters was on the Dean’s List at Duke in her first five semesters and has been named to the ACC Honor Roll each of her first three years.  She continues to lead the Duke women’s basketball team with its highest grade-point average.


One of the hardest working players on the team since arriving at Duke four years ago, Peters leads by example on and off the court for the Blue Devils.  Over the last two years, Peters has been awarded the Iron Blue Devil Award, which is presented by Duke’s strength and conditioning coach.  The award goes to the women’s basketball student-athlete who earns the most points in different categories during summer and preseason conditioning and workouts.  Peters pushes her teammates in practice, lifts them up in a time of need and helps teach them the Duke way of doing things.


Since arriving at Duke, Peters has been heavily involved with numerous community service events.  She was the keynote speaker at the Tomorrow’s Community Leaders Ceremony for the Mayor’s Award Recipients in Durham in 2013, participated in a 2013 clinic for the Durham Special Olympics, visited three summers at the Duke Children’s Hospital Camp Kaleidoscope, was a part of the Title IX Celebration with the Department of Interior in Washington, D.C., in the summer of 2012, a Ronald McDonald House Volunteer, Read with the Blue Devils, helped with Nueva Esperanza, which is a Safe House for Girls in Durham, helped at the Durham Soup Kitchen and took gifts at the holidays to needy families.  In March of 2009, Peters went on a weeklong trip to the Dominican Republic to help with construction and teaching at an orphanage.  Peters’ family helped found the St. Ann’s Soup Kitchen in the West Ward of Newark, while she was in high school.  She would volunteer monthly as she helped make food and serve food.


A two-time All-ACC selection as a sophomore and junior. Peters is coming off helping lead Duke to a runner-up finish at the 2014 ACC Championship.  She averaged 14.7 points and 8.0 rebounds over three games and was named to the All-ACC Tournament second team.  Owns 814 rebounds to rank sixth all-time on Duke’s charts. Peters is just one of eight players in school history to score over 1,000 points and pull down over 800 rebounds. She ranks 16th all-time at Duke in points (1345).  She became one of only four players in Duke history to hit over 50.0 percent of her field goals, 40.0 percent from downtown and over 75.0 percent from the charity stripe as a junior.  She became one of only 31 players in Blue Devil history to reach 1,000 points as a junior.  Peters is just the eighth Duke player to hit over 50.0 percent from the field in each of her first three years.  She has started 107 of 134 games since arriving at Duke.  Owns a career field goal percentage of 50.0 and has hit 39.5 percent of her three-point field goals.  Has registered 17 career double-doubles.  As a junior, averaged 12.2 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.1 steals.  Her 7.6 rebounding average led Duke and ranked tied ninth in the ACC.  Pulled down 273 rebounds as a junior to rank tied for sixth on the Duke charts.  She notched 13 games with 10 or more rebounds as a junior, which ranks tied for fifth on the single-season list. In ACC games only in 2012-13, ranked tied for 26th in scoring (11.8), eighth in rebounding (8.1) and tied for 12th in field goal percentage (48.1)