LEXINGTON, Va. — The Washington and Lee men's track and field team had two athletes selected to the 2013-14 Capital One Academic All-District Men's Track and Field and Cross Country Team as chosen by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Thursday.
Seniors David Fishman (Westfield, N.J./Westfield) and Dillon Myers (Foxborough, Mass./Foxborough) each were selected to the 13-member District 5 First Team. This is the first time either athlete has received the honor.
Fishman, an accounting and business administration major, has earned All-ODAC honors three times in his career as a specialist in the pole vault. This season, he finished second in the pole vault during the indoor conference championship, and placed second at the outdoor ODAC Championship. He also set a new career-best of 4.31m (14'1.75") at the outdoor ODAC meet.
Myers, a business administration major, is a four-year letterwinner for W&L. He won three ODAC individual championships in his four years, including the outdoor long jump in 2014 with a mark of 6.70m (21'11.75"). Myers was a national qualifier in the decathlon in 2012, and was a 16-time All-ODAC honoree over the course of his career. This season, he was part of the W&L record-setting 4x400m relay, which was one spot away from qualifying for the Division III championship with a time of 3:15.00.
The criteria for the Capital One 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 3.30 on a 4.0 scale. Washington and Lee is a member of District 5, which includes players from Division III schools in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
With their First Team All-District selection, both athletes will now go on the national ballot to be considered for CoSIDA Academic All-America honors.
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