FOREST, Va. -- The Old Dominion Athletic Conference recently released its 2010-11 All-Academic Team and Washington and Lee once again led the league in number of athletes honored.
W&L claimed 252 (33 more than last year) of the conference’s 1,253 total All-Academic Team members named from the 14 member institutions. Next on the list was Lynchburg College with 145 members and Bridgewater College with 132 honorees.
Eligibility for the ODAC All-Academic Team is open to any student-athlete that competes in a conference-sponsored sport, regardless of academic class. He or she must achieve at least a 3.25 grade point average for the year to be considered for an ODAC All-Academic Award.
Among the Generals’ 252 honorees were 36 First Team All-ODAC selections from throughout the 2010-11 year. The list also included ODAC Volleyball Rookie of the Year M.A. Boles (Houston, Texas/St. John’s), ODAC Women’s Cross Country Rookie of the Year Rebecca Bryer (Chester, Pa./Unionville), All-America tennis player Lauren Lukas (Manitowoc, Wisc./Lincoln), ODAC Women’s Lacrosse Player of the Year Emmy Mathews (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr), Preseason All-America football player Jake Pelton (Charlottesville, Va./Monticello) and All-America tennis player Hayden White (Baltimore, Md./Towson).
Washington and Lee won six ODAC Championships during the 2010-11 school year and posted a .633 winning percentage. The Generals also had 11 athletes garner the conference scholar-athlete of the year award in their sport and two athletes received the prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. W&L also claimed the ODAC’s Dan Wooldridge Overall Champions Cup for the eighth-straight year and the 15th time in the last 17 years.
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