McKelvey Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District Team

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee senior centerfielder Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) has been selected to the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine College Division Academic All-District III Baseball squad as a first team selection, which was announced on Thursday.

McKelvey, a European history major, has started 29 games this spring and leads W&L with a .415 batting average and 33 runs scored. The 2009 ODAC Player of the Year, as well as the ODAC Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year, McKelvey sits atop W&L’s career batting average list (.398) and ranks among the Top 5 in four other career categories at Washington and Lee. This season, he helped lead the Generals to their first NCAA appearance in school history.

With his first-team selection, McKelvey will now be put on the national ballot where he has a chance to earn Academic All-America honors. Should McKelvey be selected, he would be W&L’s first baseball player to be recognized as an Academic All-American since Peter Dean ’04 in 2004.

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 3.30 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.