Hank Patrick Earns Google Cloud Academic All-District Accolade

Hank Patrick '19

LEXINGTON, Va. — The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced its 2018-19 Google Cloud Men's Track and Field and Cross Country Academic All-District Teams on Tuesday, and Washington and Lee senior Hank Patrick (Baton Rouge, La./University Laboratory School) earned a spot on the 10-member Division III District 5 team.

A biochemistry major, Patrick was named the ODAC/Virginia Farm Bureau Scholar-Athlete this season in cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field, garnering all three honors for the second year in a row. He was also awarded an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship earlier this year.

Patrick led the cross country team to its fourth straight ODAC championship in the fall. He received First Team All-ODAC laurels by taking third at the meet. He ends his cross country career as a two-time first team all-conference honoree, and he was an individual NCAA National Championship qualifier in 2017.

In track and field, Patrick totaled 11 points at the 2019 Indoor ODAC Championship, as W&L won its third straight indoor league title. He collected Second Team All-ODAC accolades by taking second in the mile and also finished sixth in the 3,000m.

At the outdoor conference championship, Patrick was fifth in both the 1,500m and 5,000m to help the Blue and White take second overall. Patrick earned three All-ODAC citations over his four seasons on the track.    

A Third Team Academic All-America honoree in 2017-18, Patrick will now move onto the national ballot where he will have a chance at earning Academic All-America laurels again this year.

The criteria for the Google Cloud 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.

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