Numerous W&L Students Earn Winter Scholar-Athlete Awards

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Jan Hathorn has announced that 173 students earned Scholar-Athlete awards during the recently completed winter term.  The students are all members of W&L athletic teams and achieved a grade-point average (GPA) of at least 3.500.

Additionally, 19 of the students honored achieved a 4.0 grade-point average, including senior All-ODAC lacrosse player Katharine Farrar (Lexington, Va./Episcopal), first-year track & field athlete David Fishman (Westfield, N.J./Westfield), first-year soccer player Gordon Glober (Jacksonville, Fla./Stanton Prep), senior basketball player Felice Herman (Fairfield, Pa./Delone Catholic), junior cross country and track & field athlete Kathryn Iwata (Pasadena, Calif./Flintridge Prep), senior Academic All-America football player Greg Kurkis (Roswell, Ga./Westminster), sophomore All-ODAC men's lacrosse player Joe LaSala (Wilton, Conn./Wilton), junior All-America soccer player Emily Leary (Cincinnati, Ohio/King's), senior All-ODAC and All-Region field hockey and lacrosse player Emmy Mathews (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr), junior All-ODAC rider Tamara Morse (Bristow, Va./Brentsville), first-year rider Jillian O'Donnell (Dallas, Texas/Greenhill School), sophomore women's soccer player Hannah Sackfield (Louisville, Ky./DuPont Manual), sophomore All-ODAC cross country and track & field athlete Lauren Schultz (Hopkinton, Mass./Hopkinton), first-year All-Bluegrass Mountain Conference swimmer Eric Shuman (Black Mountain, N.C./Asheville Christian Academy), junior All-BMC swimmer Brian Stirling (Skillman, N.J./Montgomery), first-year golfer Jake Struebing (Amherst, N.Y./Amherst Central), sophomore All-BMC swimmer Rick Sykes (Wellesley, Mass./Wellesley), sophomore football player Sasha Vandalov (Vienna, Va./James Madison) and senior All-America swimmer Chris Washnock (Greer, S.C./Greenville).

Other notable athletes to receive the scholar-athlete award were junior All-America basketball player Becca Bolton (Pittsboro, N.C./Chatham Central), first-year All-ODAC and All-Region cross country and track & field athlete Rebecca Bryer (Chester, Pa./Unionville), senior First Team All-ODAC golfer Tim Gavrich (Avon, Conn./Westminster), junior First Team All-ODAC track & field athlete Tyler Grant (Suwanee, Ga./South Forsyth), senior First Team All-ODAC swimmer Tess Hayden (Wilmette, Ill./New Trier), junior All-America soccer player Kat Lawson (White Post, Va./Clarke County), senior First Team All-ODAC rider Allison Lemon (Roanoke, Va./North Cross School), sophomore First Team All-BMC swimmer and track & field athlete Wayde Marsh (Milford, Del./Salesianum), sophomore First Team All-ODAC swimmer Delaney Rolfe (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park), sophomore First Team All-ODAC baseball player Will Salley (Augusta, Ga./Westside), sophomore First Team All-ODAC cross country and track & field athlete Lauren Schultz (Hopkinton, Mass./Hopkinton) and senior First Team All-ODAC field hockey player Kelly Tran (Simsbury, Conn./Ethel Walker).

For a complete listing of the Winter 2011 Washington and Lee Scholar-Athletes, simply download the PDF.

All but one of W&L's 23 varsity athletic programs achieved a team GPA of at least 3.000, led by the riding team with a 3.701.  The highest men's team GPA was the swimming team with a 3.371 and no team recorded a GPA lower than 2.995.

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