Numerous W&L Students Earn Fall Scholar-Athlete Awards

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Jan Hathorn has announced that 170 students earned Scholar-Athlete awards during the recently completed fall term.  The students are all members of W&L athletic teams and achieved a grade-point average (GPA) of at least 3.500.

Additionally, 21 of the students honored achieved grade-point averages of 4.0 or higher.  Among the students achieving a 4.0 or higher GPA's were sophomore swimmer Megan Bock (Holmdel, N.J./Holmdel), senior track & field captain Ashley Carr (Tallahassee, Fla./Maclay School), junior rider Camille Cobb (Huntersville, N.C./Harding University), sophomore women's soccer player Ainsley Daigle (Lafayette, La./Episcopal School of Acadiana), junior baseball player Mike Decembrino (Yardley, Pa./Pennsbury), senior lacrosse player Justin Donati (Walkersville, Md./St. Paul's), first-year cross country and track & field athlete Katie Driest (Davidson, N.C./North Mecklenburg), senior cross country runner Luke Ellis (St. Albans, W.Va./St. Albans), sophomore track & field athlete Paige Gance (Wilton, Conn./Wilton), senior All-ODAC men's tennis captain Will Hall (Cape Elizabeth, Maine/Cape Elizabeth), senior women's basketball captain Felice Herman (Fairfield, Pa./Delone Catholic), first-year men's tennis player Vincent Kim (Grand Blanc, Mich./Cranbrook Kingswood), sophomore All-ODAC men's lacrosse player Joe LaSala (Wilton, Conn./Wilton), sophomore rider Kerriann Laubach (McMurray, Pa./Peters Township), first-year All-ODAC cross country/track athlete Annelise Madison (Roca, Neb./Norris), sophomore rider Stephanie Malaska (Redmond, Wash./Eastside Catholic), junior track & field athlete Kyle McGinnis (McLean, Va./Landon), first-year track & field athlete Julia Murray (Bridgewater, N.J./Bridgewater-Raritan), sophomore All-ODAC swimmer Delaney Rolfe (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park), first-year swimmer Eric Shuman (Black Mountain, N.C./Asheville Christian Academy), sophomore track & field athlete Rachel Urban (Opelousas, La./Sacred Heart) and junior All-America swimmer Chris Washnock (Greer, S.C./Greenville).

Other notable athletes to receive Scholar-Athlete awards included first-year all-region cross country runner Rebecca Bryer (Chester, Pa./Unionville), senior all-region and Academic All-America football player Greg Kurkis (Roswell, Ga./Westminster), senior all-region women's lacrosse player Katharine Farrar (Lexington, Va./Episcopal), junior All-America soccer players Kat Lawson (White Post, Va./Clarke County) and Emily Leary (Cincinnati, Ohio/Kings), senior all-region field hockey and women's lacrosse player Emmy Mathews (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr), sophomore all-region football player Jake Pelton (Charlottesville, Va./Monticello) and sophomore All-America men's tennis player Hayden White (Baltimore, Md./Towson).

For a complete listing of the Fall 2010 Washington and Lee Scholar-Athletes, simply download the PDF.

Twenty-one of W&L's 23 varsity athletic programs achieved a team GPA of at least 3.000, led by the women's soccer team with a 3.570.  The highest men's team GPA was the cross country team with a 3.386 and no team recorded a GPA lower than 2.871.  Together, the fall sports teams combined to post a 63-31-4 (.663) overall record, with women's cross country and football both winning ODAC titles.

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