LEXINGTON, Va. -- Two Washington and Lee track & field and cross country athletes have earned Capital One Academic All-District honors as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Thursday afternoon.
Senior David Doobin (Summit, N.J./Newark Academy) and sophomore Lauren Schultz (Hopkinton, Mass./Hopkinton) were both named to the District Three First Team. It is the first selection for either athlete.
Doobin, a neuroscience major, was a four-year letterwinner in both track & field and cross country for the Generals. As a senior, he served as a team captain for the track team where he primarily competed as a high jumper and a triple jumper. His best finish in the high jump came at the 2010 ODAC Outdoor Championships, when he took sixth place with a height of 1.83 meters. The two-time ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete of the Year for track & field wrapped up his senior campaign finishing in a tie for seventh in the high jump (1.73) and placing ninth in the triple jump (11.88) at the 2011 ODAC Outdoor Championships.
Schultz, a geology major, has earned a pair of letters in both cross country and track & field in her first two seasons. The 2009 ODAC Rookie of the Year in cross country and 2010 ODAC Outdoor Track & Field Rookie of the Year, she is a two-time First Team All-ODAC honoree in cross country and she earned all-region accolades in cross country as a first-year. In track & field she is the two-time defending ODAC champion in the 3000m steeplechase and she won the 5000m at the 2010 Outdoor ODAC Championships. Additionally, she is a member of the school-record-holding 4x800m relay team.
With their selections to the All-District First Teams, Doobin and Schultz will now go onto the national ballot to be considered for CoSIDA Academic All-America honors.