W&L'S MADDEN EARNS ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT HONORS

DELAWARE, Ohio -- Washington and Lee sophomore outfielder James Madden (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) has been named to the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine College Division Academic All-District III Baseball team which was announced on Thursday. Madden earned first team honors.

Madden, a Spanish and history major, also garnered Second Team All-ODAC accolades during the 2006 season. He led the team in hits (54), runs (39), homeruns (7), triples (5), total bases (94) and slugging percentage (.758). Madden was also second on the team in batting average (.435), RBI (30) and on-base percentage (.510), while hitting nine doubles. His five triples and 94 total bases were both the second-most in a season in W&L history.

Madden hit safely in 30 of 34 games, including 18 multi-hit games, and had a 19-game hitting streak during the season.

Washington and Lee finished the season with an 18-15-1 overall record and a 10-8 mark in the ODAC.

With his first team selection, Madden will now go on to the national ballot where he could earn Academic All-America honors.

The criteria for the CoSIDA Academic All-District program states that a player must be of sophomore academic standing, be a starter or important reserve, and claim a GPA of at least a 3.20 on a 4.0 scale. Washington and Lee is a member of District III, which includes players from small colleges in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

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