W&L's Taylor and Webb Named CoSIDA Academic All-Americans

Washington and Lee seniors Becca Taylor (Hamilton, Ohio/Edgewood) and Elizabeth Webb (Middleburg, Va./Wakefield) have been named to the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine College Division Women’s Cross Country and Track & Field Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Both Taylor and Webb were tabbed to the third team.

Webb earned Academic All-America honors for first time in her career. A biochemistry major, Webb is a two-time All-ODAC and All-Region honoree in cross country. She qualified for the 2007 NCAA Championship event and helped lead the Generals to four-straight ODAC titles. In track & field, she earned numerous All-ODAC honors, including being named the ODAC Outdoor Athlete of the Year as a junior and the ODAC Indoor and Outdoor Athlete of the Year as a senior. She also received the ODAC/Farm Bureau Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award for both the indoor and outdoor seasons her final two years. Webb, who holds five school records, is also the recipient of a prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, as welll as a Fulbright Scholarship.

Taylor earned third team laurels for the second-consecutive season. An economics major, Taylor is a three-time receipient of the ODAC/Farm Bureau Women's Cross Country Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award and an All-ODAC athlete in both cross country and track & field. In cross country, she is a three-time First Team All-ODAC selection. Additionally, Taylor was a Second Team All-ODAC honoree as a sophomore. She has garnered All-South/Southeast Region honors three times and qualified for the 2007 NCAA Division III Championships as a junior. During her track & field career, Taylor has claimed First-Team All-ODAC citations in the steeplechase, the indoor mile and the oudoor 1,500 meters. In addition, Taylor holds one individual school record and is a member of two school-record relay teams.

Taylor and Webb's selection to the CoSIDA Academic All-America squad brings W&L's all-time total to 51 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.

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