W&L Women's Swimming Team Named Academic All-Americans

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee Women's Swimming team was recently honored as an Academic All-American Team by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA). Two W&L swimmers also reaped individual accolades from the CSCAA. Margaret Hoehl (Tullahoma, TN/Tullahoma) was named as an individual Women's Division III Academic All-American. On the men's side, James Browne (Ontario, Canada/Univ. of Toronto) achieved Honorable Mention All-American status.

The women's team posted the third highest GPA of any Division III school in the nation (3.497). The team received a superior rating from the CSCAA, the highest honor given. To receive the award, no member of the squad could attain less than a 2.80 GPA for the Spring Semester. In addition to excelling in the classroom, the Generals swam their way to their fifth straight ODAC/Atlantic States Championship.

Hoehl, a 1999 graduate, leaves the school after a stellar career in which she shattered multiple school and conference records. A biology major, Hoehl recorded a 3.805 GPA for the Spring semester. At the 1999 ODAC/Atlantic States Conference meet, Hoehl broke three meet records and was named Conference Swimmer of the Year. She also went on to earn Honorable Mention All-America honors at the NCAA Championships.

Browne, a rising senior, posted a perfect 4.0 GPA to attain his honor. The pre-med major captained the 1999 men's squad.