ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- The National Association of Division III Athletic Administrators has announced its NADIIIAA/Jostens Community Service Awards and Washington and Lee University was among the schools cited.

W&L received an "Award of Merit" for its' athletes' contributions to the campus and local community during the 2002-03 academic year.

Elmhurst College, the University of Massachusetts-Boston and Pacific Lutheran University received the Community Service Awards which carry a $1,000 contribution to the schools' general scholarship funds. The University of Southern Maine, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Westminster College, Clark University and the College of New Jersey join W&L in receiving the merit awards. Middlebury College and the University of Wisconsin-Platteville received honorable mention recognition.

The awards will be presented at the NCAA Convention in Nashville, Tenn., this coming January.

The NADIIIAA is an association comprised of athletics administrators from the over 400 institutions and conferences competing at the NCAA Division III level. A primary purpose of the NADIIIAA is to encourage the continued development of athletics programs focused on the student-athlete and based on sound educational philosophy.