LEXINGTON, Va. -- Two Washington and Lee student-athletes have been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III Women's At-Large teams, which were announced on Thursday afternoon and voted on by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Senior women's tennis players Katie Kingsbury (Jenkintown, Pa./Philadelphia-Montgomery Christian) and Ginny Wortham (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) were both selected to the first team and will now go on the national ballot, where they could earn Academic All-America accolades.
Earlier this spring, Kingsbury was awarded the NCAA Walter Byers Scholarship, the association's top academic honor. A three-time Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar-Athlete and two-time Old Dominion Athletic Conference Women's Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Kingsbury posted a 6-1 record in singles and a 3-1 mark in doubles this season. She established a W&L freshman record for wins in a season with 26 (26-8) and captured the ODAC No. 6 Singles title as a freshman and sophomore. For her career, she notched a 64-17 singles record and a 27-8 doubles record.
Wortham is a four-time All-ODAC and three-time All-America honoree, who finished the 2006-07 season with a 19-6 singles record and a 23-4 doubles record. An ITA Academic All-American and the 2007 Atlantic South Region Arthur Ashe Sportsmanship Award recipient, she finished her career with a 88-19 (.822) singles record and a 97-21 (.822) doubles record. Her 88 singles victories rank sixth all-time at W&L, while her 97 doubles wins are tied for third.
Kingsbury and Wortham saw their careers come to a close as the Generals claimed the 2007 NCAA Division III Championship with a 5-2 win over Amherst in the final. During their four seasons, W&L went 99-8 (.925) overall and finished as the national runner-up on two occasions.
The criteria for the CoSIDA 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 3.20 on a 4.0 scale. Washington and Lee is a member of District III, which includes players from small colleges in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. The at-large team consists of athletes from 25 different sports.
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