SCHUCKERT RESIGNS WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY POST AT W&L

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee Athletic Director Mike Walsh has announced that Amy Schuckert, the University's head women's cross country and assistant track & field coach for the past two seasons, has resigned effective August 1 to accept the head men's and women's cross country and women's track position at the College of Charleston.

"This was a very difficult decision for me," stated Schuckert. "My experience at W&L has been a positive one, but the opportunity to be a head coach at the Division I level was something that I just could not pass up. I want to thank the athletic department and entire W&L community for the opportunity to coach here. I will miss everyone greatly."

"Amy Schuckert has been a wonderful coach at Washington and Lee for the past two years," said Walsh. "Her athletes have shown significant improvement under her coaching and instruction. We wish her well as she moves to a Division I situation at The College of Charleston."

Schuckert arrived at W&L in June of 2001 following two seasons as a graduate assistant coach at Pittsburg State University in Kansas.

During her two years with the W&L women's cross country and track and field programs, Shuckert was instrumental in the rebuilding process. Her first season as cross country coach resulted in a fourth place finish at the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championships. However, her second season saw the Generals catapult to a second place finish in the ODAC and a seventh place finish at the NCAA South/Southeast Championships. Three runners from her initial recruiting class finished among the top 15 runners at the ODAC Championships.

Schuckert coached a W&L cross country athlete to All-ODAC honors on four occasions, including 2003 graduate Burke Duncan, who finished third overall at last season's ODAC Championship meet.

Schuckert will begin her appointment at The College of Charleston on August 11. A search for her replacement will begin immediately.

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