May 23, 2002

SULLIVAN EARNS VERIZON ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT HONORS

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee junior track athlete Chris Sullivan (San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights) was one of 10 athletes selected to the 2002 Verizon Academic All-District III College Division Track and Cross Country Team on Thursday afternoon. The team was voted on by members of the Collegiate Sports Information Directors of America.

Sullivan earned a spot on the squad after carrying a 3.59 grade point average as a computer science major. In addition, Sullivan won the long jump title at the ODAC Championships with a season-best leap of 21'-11.25''. He also tallied a second place finish in the 100 meter dash (11.20), a fifth place finish in the 200 meter dash (23.55) and a seventh place finish in the javelin at the championships.

This past fall, Sullivan earned his second consecutive selection to the Verizon College Division Academic All-District Football Team after he helped lead the W&L football team to a 5-5 record. Sullivan, who led all of Division III with 2,024 all-purpose yards (202.4 ypg), rushed for 1,189 yards and eight touchdowns on a school-record 253 carries, caught 27 passes for 268 yards and another touchdown, returned 19 punts for 204 yards and returned 13 kicks for 347 yards and one touchdown. Following his season on the gridiron, Sullivan was named First Team All-ODAC , First Team All-State (Roanoke Times and Virginia SID's), Third Team All-South Region and Third Team Associated Press Little All-America.

The District III team is composed of 10 members from throughout the southeastern United States. With his selection to the Academic All-District Team, Sullivan is automatically entered into consideration for Academic All-American status.

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