Van Devender Named to Academic All-America Team

TOWSON, Md. -- Washington and Lee senior forward Anne Van Devender (Jackson, Miss./Choate Rosemary Hall) has been named to the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine College Division Academic All-America Women's Soccer Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Van Devender was named to the 12-player first team and is just the 12th athlete in school history to garner first team status. She is also the first W&L women's soccer player to garner CoSIDA Academic All-America accolades since Heather Coleman received third team laurels in 2003.

A computer science major with a concentration in women's studies, Van Devender was selected as the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Scholar-Athlete of the Year and collected first team academic all-district laurels for the second-consecutive year after finishing fourth in the league in scoring with 45 points on 17 goals and 11 assists. She is a three-time First Team All-ODAC honoree and was a 2007 Second Team All-American. Van Devender finished her career ranked second all-time at W&L in career goals (64), career assists (33) and career points (161).

Van Devender's selection to the CoSIDA Academic All-America squad brings W&L's all-time total to 48 student-athletes honored since 1975. The CoSIDA College Division consists of student-athletes from all NCAA Division II, III and NAIA schools across the United States.