W&L Places 219 Athletes on the ODAC All-Academic Team

W&L Places 219 Athletes on the ODAC All-Academic Team

SALEM, Va. – The Old Dominion Athletic Conference recently released its 2009-2010 All-Academic Team and Washington and Lee once again led the league in number of athletes honored.

W&L claimed 219 of the conference’s 1,191 total All-Academic Team members named from the 14 member institutions.  Next on the list was Lynchburg College with 147 members and Bridgewater College with 131 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’ 219 honorees were 48 First Team All-ODAC selections from throughout the 2009-10 year.  The list also includes several All-Americans from the 2009-10 season, including 2010 graduate Lauren Caire (Nashville, Tenn./Harpeth Hall) from the women's tennis team, rising juniors Becca Bolton (Pittsboro, N.C./Chatham Central) from the women's basketball team, Kat Lawson (White Post, Va./Clarke County) and Emily Leary (Cincinnati, Ohio/Kings) from the women's soccer team and rising sophomore Hayden White (Baltimore, Md./Towson) from the men's tennis team.

Washington and Lee won six ODAC Championships during the 2009-10 school year and posted a .577 winning percentage.  The Generals also had six athletes garner the conference scholar-athlete of the year award in their sport, two athletes received the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship and another received an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.

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