April 20, 2012

Five Generals Named to ODAC Winter Sportsmanship Teams

FOREST, Va. – Several Washington and Lee athletes have been selected to the Old Dominion Athletic Conference/StellarOne Sportmanship Teams for the winter season.

Among the 47 student-athletes honored from around the conference were W&L seniors Will Smith (Lothian, Md./Severn) and Kari Ann Pfannenstein (Littleton, Colo./Heritage), junior Molly Ortiz (Ketchikan, Alaska/Ketchikan), sophomore Parker Howard (Naperville, Ill./Nequea Valley) and first-year Caroline Hamp (Avon Lake, Ohio/Elyria Catholic).

Smith was one of 11 athletes recognized for sportsmanship in men’s basketball after the captain played in 26 games and averaging 1.0 points and 0.8 rebounds per game this winter.  For his career, he played a total of 68 games, posting 52 points, 55 rebounds, 13 assists and four blocked shots.

Pfannenstein was one of 11 to receive the sportsmanship honor for women’s basketball.  As a captain, she started all 27 games this year, averaging 7.1 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.9 blocks per game.  Pfannenstein finished her career with 761 points and she ranks second all-time with 152 career three-pointers.  She also ranks third all-time at W&L with 96 blocks.

Ortiz was one of eight women honored for indoor track & field.  She earned Second Team All-ODAC honors this winter after running a leg of the second-place finishing distance medley relay (13:34.72) at the conference championships.  She also finished ninth in the 800 meters with a time of 2:32.34.

Howard was among eight men selected to the sportsmanship team for indoor track & field.  He was a member of the distance medley relay team (11:03.49) that finished sixth at the ODAC Championship this winter, and was also a member of the 4x400 relay team.  Additionally, he finished seventh in the 400 meters with a time of 52.61.

Swimming featured nine honorees, including Hamp.  The 2012 ODAC Rookie of the Year and a First Team All-ODAC selection, she won the 100 butterfly at the 2012 ODAC Championships with the second-best time in school history (59.78).  She also also competed on the winning 200 (1:49.45) and 400 (3:59.44) medley relay teams, setting a school record with the 400 medley relay squad.

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