VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Three Washington and Lee athletes were named to the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine College Division At-Large Academic All-District III team which was announced on Thursday. The team was voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Senior men's tennis player Charles Anderson (Brentwood, Tenn./Montgomery Bell) and senior field hockey goalie Courtney Harrison (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) were named to the first team, while senior field hockey forward Jane Beall (Richmond, Va./James River) was a second team selection.
Anderson, an economics major, was named the ODAC Men's Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year. On the court, he was a two-time First Team All-ODAC selection after winning the ODAC Championship at No. 6 singles and No. 2 doubles as a senior and No. 6 singles and No. 3 doubles title as a junior. Anderson also helped the Generals to their 11th straight ODAC Championship this season and to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. For his career, he posted a 29-14 singles record and a 37-10 mark in doubles.
Harrison, a neuroscience major, was named the ODAC Field Hockey Scholar-Athlete of the Year. On the field, she posted a 13-5 record with a 1.60 goals-against average and a .735 save percentage in helping W&L to its' first-ever ODAC Championship and first-ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament. Harrison, who was also named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) National Academic Team all four seasons, ended her career as the school's all-time leader in goals-against average (1.74), save percentage (.749), saves (248) and shutouts (12).
Beall, an English major, was a Second Team All-ODAC and Second Team All-State selection this season. She had a school-record tying 38 points on 16 goals and six assists and tallied both goals in a 2-1 win over Lynchburg in the ODAC Championship Game. The win gave W&L its' first-ever ODAC Championship and helped the Generals' earn their first-ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament. Beall concluded her career as W&L's all-time leader in points (106), goals (42), and assists (22). She garnered honorable mention All-State accolades as a junior and was an honorable mention All-ODAC selection as a junior and sophomore. Beall, the W&L Scholar-Athlete of the Year, was also a four-time NFHCA National Academic Team honoree.
The CoSIDA College Division District III consists of schools from NCAA Division II, Division III and NAIA in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. Anderson and Harrison will all now be placed on the national ballot where they could earn CoSIDA Academic All-America honors.