January 7, 2009

Numerous W&L Students Earn Scholar-Athlete Awards

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Jan Hathorn has announced that 168 students earned Scholar-Athlete awards during the recently completed fall term. The students are all members of W&L athletic teams and achieved a grade-point average (GPA) of at least 3.500.

Additionally, 19 of the students honored achieved grade-point averages of 4.0 or higher (an A+ is worth 4.330 at W&L). Among the students achieving a 4.0 or higher GPA's were junior swimmer Katie Boiles (Nacogdoches, Texas/Nacogdoches), junior wrestler Sammy Brusca (Rockville, Md./Georgetown Prep), first-year wrestler Sam Campbell (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier), junior rider Emily Coyle (Seattle, Wash./Lakeside), sophomore tennis player Virginia Dickinson (Memphis, Tenn./St. Mary's Episcopal School), senior All-America swimmer Chris Diebold (Platte City, Mo./Landsdale Catholic), sophomore cross country runner David Doobin (Summit, N.J./Newark Academy), sophomore midfielder Taylor Garrett (Birmingham, Ala./Mountain Brook), junior swimmer Josh Gonzalez (Bridgewater, N.J./Bridgewater-Raritan), first-year lacrosse player Jason Harden (Summit, N.J./Delbarton), first-year lacrosse player Alexis Harrison (Rumson, N.J./Rumson-Fair Haven), junior cross country runner Derek Haysom (Houston, Texas/Second Baptist), junior lacrosse player Deets Hoffman (Houston, Texas/St. John's), senior rider Yuji Huang (Lawrenceville, Ga./Collins Hill), sophomore All-ODAC football player Greg Kurkis (Roswell, Ga./Westminster), sophomore All-ODAC rider Allison Lemon (Roanoke, Va./North Cross School), sophomore All-ODAC field hockey and lacrosse player Emily Mathews (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr), first-year swimmer Chris Washnock (Greer, S.C./Greenville), senior All-ODAC and All-Region cross country and track athlete Elizabeth Webb (Middleburg, Va./Wakefield).

Other notable athletes to receive Scholar-Athlete awards included senior All-ODAC and All-Region cross country and track athlete Vance Berry (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla./Episcopal), senior All-America swimmer Paul Crook (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell), senior All-ODAC and All-Region baseball player Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip), senior All-America lacrosse player Kelsi Robinson (West Chester, Pa./Westtown), senior All-America track and cross country athlete Jess Shaw (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park), senior All-America lacrosse player Harry St. John (Essex Fells, N.J./West Essex), senior All-ODAC and All-Region cross country and track athlete Becca Taylor (Hamilton, Ohio/Edgewood), junior All-ODAC and All-Region cross country and track athlete Kat Telfeyan (Chesapeake, Va./Great Bridge), senior All-America volleyball player Jessica Ulrich (Gettysburg, Pa./Gettysburg Area), senior All-America women's soccer player Anne Van Devender (Jackson, Miss./Choate Rosemary Hall), senior All-ODAC and All-Region cross country and track athlete Michael Welsh (Tullahoma, Tenn./Tullahoma) and ODAC Football Rookie of the Year Charlie Westfal (New Canaan, Conn./New Canaan).

Twenty-two of W&L's 23 varsity athletic programs achieved a team GPA of at least 3.000, led by the women's cross country team with a 3.552. The highest men's team GPA was the cross country team with a 3.404 and no team recorded a GPA lower than 2.714.

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