Clark and Dodson Earn Google Cloud Academic All-District Honors

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LEXINGTON, Va. -- The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) released its 2018 Google Cloud Division III Academic All-District Football squad on Thursday afternoon and Washington and Lee had two players selected to the 26-member District 5 team.

Junior offensive lineman Sean Clark (Washington, D.C. / Georgetown Prep) and junior defensive back Matt Dodson (Oxford, Conn. / Oxford) both earned Academic All-District laurels for the first time in their collegiate careers.

An accounting major, Clark has started all 20 games at tackle each of the past two seasons, earning Third Team All-ODAC accolades a season ago.  This year, he helped the Generals average 292.7 rushing yards per game, fifth-best in Division III.

Dodson started the first six games of the season, before suffering an injury.  He poated 23 tackles and notched one interception for a defense that ranked among the best in the ODAC this season.  For his career, the mathematics major has tallied 70 tackles and five interceptions.

The criteria for the CoSIDA 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 3.30 on a 4.0 scale. Washington and Lee is a member of District 5, which includes players from small colleges in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. 

Both players will now move on to the national ballot where they could be voted to earn Academic All-America laurels.

Washington and Lee finished the season with a 5-4 overall record and a 3-4 mark in league play.  The Generals recorded their fourth straight winning season and the eighth non-losing campaign in the last nine years.

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