April 24, 2013

Numerous W&L Students Earn Winter Term Scholar-Athlete Awards

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Jan Hathorn has announced that 180 students earned Scholar-Athlete awards during the recently completed winter term.  The students are all members of W&L athletic teams and achieved a grade-point average (GPA) of at least 3.500.

Additionally, a record 28 of the students honored achieved a 4.0 grade-point average.  They were: Senior football player Greg Barton (New York, N.Y. / Dalton School), sophomore women's soccer player Holley Beasley (Virginia Beach, Va. / Norfolk Academy), senior All-ODAC swimmer Izzy Brassfield (Greensboro, N.C. / Greensboro Day School), sophomore cross country runner Michael Bronstein (Canton, Mass. / Canton), senior All-ODAC women's soccer player Ainsley Daigle (Lafayette, La. / Epsicopal School of Acadiana), junior cross country and track & field athlete Katie Driest (Davidson, N.C. / North Mecklenburg), first-year All-ODAC swimmer Stephanie Foster (Columbia, Md. / Long Reach), first-year All-ODAC track & field athlete Johanna Goergen (Kinnelon, N.J. / Kinnelon), first-year basketball player Shelbi Hendricks (Louisville, Ky. / Kentucky Country Day), first-year tennis player Michael Holt (Henrico, Va. / Mills Godwin), senior soccer player Katie Howard (Atherton, Calif. / Menlo School), sophomore tennis player Christopher Hu (Ridgewood, N.J. / Ridgewood), junior track & field and All-ODAC cross country athlete Brandie Huffman (Warrenton, Va. / Fauquier), junior wrestler Dan Igel (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. / Bolles School), senior rider Keriann Laubach (McMurray, Pa. / Peter Township), first-year swimmer Brody Lawson (Basking Ridge, N.J. / Ridge), junior All-ODAC cross country and track & field athlete Annelise Madison (Roca, Neb. / Norris), senior rider Stephanie Malaska (Redmond, Wash. / Eastside Catholic), senior All-America swimmer and track & field athlete Wayde Marsh (Milford, Del. / Salesianum School), junior All-ODAC track & field athlete Julia Murray (Bridgewater, N.J. / Bridgewater-Raritan), senior All-ODAC cross country and ODAC track & field Co-Athlete of the Year Lauren Schultz (Hopkinton, Mass. / Hopkinton), junior swimmer Eric Shuman (Black Mountain, N.C. / Asheville Christian Academy), first-year cross country and track & field athlete Jacob Strauss (Great Falls, Mont. / Great Falls), junior golfer Jake Struebing (Amherst, N.Y. / Amherst Central), sophomore cross country athlete Scott Sugden (Circle Pines, Minn. / Centennial), junior All-ODAC field hockey player Victoria Van Nattan (Towson, Md. / Towson), senior football player Sasha Vandalov (Vienna, Va. / James Madison) and first-year basketball player Franklin Wolfe (Raleigh, N.C. / Sanderson).

Other notable athletes to receive the scholar-athlete award were sophomore All-America tennis player Meghan Buell (New Albany, Ohio / New Albany), junior All-America tennis player Clarie Cahill (Austin, Texas / Lake Travis), sophomore ODAC Swimmer of the Year Caroline Hamp (Avon Lake, Ohio / Elyria Catholic), senior All-America football player and lacrosse player Luke Heinsohn (Charlottesville, Va. / Covenant), senior Academic All-America football player Brett Murray (Lookout Mountain, Tenn./Baylor School), senior cross country National qualifier and track & field athlete Molly Ortiz (Ketchikan, Alaska / Ketchikan), senior All-America swimmer Rick Sykes (Wellesley, Mass. / Wellesley) and senior All-America tennis player Hayden White (Baltimore, Md. / Towson).

For a complete listing of the Winter 2013 Washington and Lee Scholar-Athletes, simply download the PDF.

All of W&L's 24 varsity athletic programs achieved a team GPA of at least 3.000, led by the women's cross country team with a 3.689.  The highest men's team GPA was the cross country team with a 3.506 and no team recorded a GPA lower than 3.086.

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