Both of these educational institutions are consistently ranked among the top 5 schools in the country, and both have an honor code and stress character development as well as academic achievement.
Sharon graduated from the Military Academy in the top five percent of her class. She played softball and soccer until her collegiate sports career ended with a shoulder injury. At the other end of the spectrum, Sharon sang soprano in the Cadet Chapel Choir and the Cadet Glee Club! She was assigned various leadership roles within the Cadet chain of command, including serving her final semester as First Sergeant in her company. Sharon was selected to attend the United States Naval Academy for fall semester of her junior year, as part of the Academies’ exchange program.
At Virginia, Sharon played intramural softball and intercollegiate club squad women’s rugby. She also umpired in the Law School’s softball league, and served as the Umpire In Chief of the approximately 100-team league during her final year of law school. Sharon was awarded the Bracewell and Patterson Oral Advocacy award during her first year, and was thereafter selected to the Law School’s National Moot Court team. Her favorite courses, and all her electives, involved criminal trial law, including in particular Evidence, Criminal Procedure, and Criminal Trial Advocacy. Sharon has no idea how well she did within her class at Virginia Law, because that school does not publicize class rank.