Madison Garners CoSIDA Academic All-District Honor

LEXINGTON, Va. — The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced its 2013-14 Capital One Division III Academic All-District Women's Track and Field and Cross Country Team on Thursday, and Washington and Lee senior Annelise Madison (Roca, Neb./Norris) was selected to the 10-member District 5 Team.   

A four-year letterwinner for the cross country and track and field teams, Madison was a national qualifier in cross country in 2013. She finished 143rd out of 280 runners at the NCAA Championship, which was the best finish by a General at the national meet since Elizabeth Webb '09 finished 115th at the 2008 championship.

Madison, a politics and history double major, has earned the ODAC's Scholar Athlete Award four times over her career, including the cross country, the indoor and the outdoor track and field honors in 2013-14. In her four seasons on the track, she set three school records and had five runner-up finishes at ODAC's across the indoor and outdoor seasons. Madison also won two ODAC titles in her career, including the indoor mile this season.

This is the second time Madison has garnered the Academic All-District honor, as she also received it following her junior season. She also recently earned W&L's William D. McHenry Female Scholar-Athlete Award.  

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 her First Team All-District selection, Madison will now go on the national ballot to be considered for CoSIDA Academic All-America honors.

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