A Record Number of W&L Students Earn Winter Scholar-Athlete Awards

A Record Number of W&L Students Earn Winter Scholar-Athlete Awards

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Jan Hathorn has announced that a record 210 students earned Scholar-Athlete awards during the recently completed winter term.  The students are all members of W&L athletic teams and achieved a grade-point average (GPA) of at least 3.500.

The total shattered the previous record of 190 students that was set during the fall term this year.  Additionally, 22 of the students honored achieved a 4.0 grade-point average, marking the third-straight term in which more than 20 student-athletes achieved a 4.0 GPA.  

Among those registering a perfect GPA were junior All-ODAC soccer player Lauren Abraham (Richmond, Va. / Mills E. Godwin), junior All-ODAC soccer player Holley Beasley (Virginia Beach, Va. / Norfolk Academy), first-year tennis player Brooke Donnelly (Kennesaw, Ga. / Marietta), sophomore soccer player Becca Dunn (Houston, Texas / Memorial), senior cross country and track & field athlete Katie Driest (Davidson, N.C. / North Mecklenburg), senior All-ODAC track & field athlete David Fishman (Westfield, N.J. / Westfield), sophomore soccer player Liam Gaziano (Dedham, Mass. / Roxbury Latin), senior All-ODAC field hockey player Riley Hampsch (Hopedale, Mass. / Hopedale), senior tennis player Trey Hatcher (Knoxville, Tenn. / Webb School), junior All-ODAC tennis player Christopher Hu (Ridgewood, N.J. / Ridgewood), sophomore All-America tennis player Michael Holt (Henrico, Va. / Mills Godwin), sophomore volleyball player Maddie Kosar (Chagrin Falls, Ohio / Gilmour Academy), first-year basketball player Darby Lundquist (Chattanooga, Tenn. / Notre Dame), senior All-ODAC cross country and track & field athlete Annelise Madison (Roca, Neb. / Norris), junior field hockey player Lindsey Purpura (Yarmouth, Maine / Yarmouth), senior volleyball player Allison Rouse (Troy, Mich. / Troy), first-year soccer player Kate Sarfert (Winston Salem, N.C. / RJ Reynolds), first-year swimmer Cole Schott (Nashville, Tenn. / Hume-Fogg Academic), senior soccer and lacrosse player Kingsley Schroeder (Dayton, Ohio / Westminster School/Miami Valley), senior soccer player Jasmine Soo (Charleston, W.Va. / Culver Academies), senior golfer Jake Struebing (Amherst, N.Y. / Amherst Central) and sophomore basketball player Franklin Wolfe (Raleigh, N.C. / Sanderson).

Other notable athletes to receive the scholar-athlete award were senior All-America football player Connor Hollenbeck (Alpharetta, Ga. / Alpharetta), senior All-America lacrosse player Leanne Stone (Darien, Conn. / Darien), junior All-America tennis players Meghan Buell (New Albany, Ohio / New Albany) and Patricia Kirkland (Charleston, S.C. / Ashley Hall) and senior All-America volleyball player Mary Ashleigh Boles (Houston, Texas / St. John's).

The football team claimed the highest number of scholar-athlete honorees for the winter term, claiming 31 on the list.  The soccer team claimed the highest number of female athletes on the list with 18 of the 23 members achieving a GPA of 3.5 or better.

All but one of W&L's 24 varsity athletic programs achieved a team GPA of at least 3.000, led by the women's soccer team, which posted a 3.709 that marked the highest team GPA recorded in either the fall or winter term since 2000.  The highest men's team GPA was the men's soccer team with a 3.518 and no team recorded a GPA lower than 2.984.

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