Three W&L Women's XC Athletes Honored by USTFCCCA

Three W&L Women's XC Athletes Honored by USTFCCCA

NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) recently announced its All-Academic honorees for the 2009 cross country season and Washington and Lee had several athletes honored.

Seniors Kat Telfeyan (Chesapeake, Va./Great Bridge) and Sarah Keckler (Gardners, Pa./Home Schooled) and first-year Lauren Schultz (Hopkinton, Mass./Hopkinton) were among 188 All-Academic honorees, and Schultz was one of just 13 athletes to have recorded a 4.0 or better grade point average.

Telfeyan, who competed at NCAA’s three of her four years as a member of the W&L women’s cross country team, captured second place at the 2009 ODAC Championship meet and earned all-region accolades with a 12th-place finish at the NCAA South/Southeast Region meet.

Keckler earned First Team All-ODAC laurels by virtue of her fifth-place finish at the ODAC Championship meet and also earned all-region honors with a 23rd-place finish at regionals.

W&L’s final honoree, Schultz, was named the ODAC Rookie of Year, in addition to earning first team all-conference honors following a seventh place the ODAC Championships. She went on to place 30th at the regional meet to earn all-region honors.

The USTFCCCA All-Academic award honors those student-athletes who have succeeded both academically and athletically.  To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must carry a minimum 3.3 cumulative grade point average and must finish in the Top 35 among the field at their respective NCAA regional meet.