Numerous W&L Students Earn Winter Scholar-Athlete Awards

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Jan Hathorn has announced that 185 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 first-year soccer player Lauren Abraham (Richmond, Va./Mills E. Godwin), senior Academic All-America wrestler Sam Campbell (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier), senior All-ODAC swimmer Jocelyn Cassada (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Country Day), senior rider Camille Cobb (Huntersville, N.C./Harding University), senior swimmer Frank Cullo (Sewickley, Pa./Central Catholic), senior soccer player Heather Deisher (Cape Girardeau, Mo./Cape Central), sophomore track and field and cross country athlete Katie Driest (Davidson, N.C./North Mecklenburg), senior soccer player Allie Espina (Gaithersburg, Md./Good Counsel), sophomore track and field athlete David Fishman (Westfield, N.J./Westfield), senior Ryan Henner (Avondale Estates, Ga./Chamblee), first-year tennis player Christopher Hu (Ridgewood, N.J./Ridgewood), junior rider Kerriann Laubach (McMurray, Pa./Peters Township), sophomore All-ODAC cross country and track and field athlete Annelise Madison (Roca, Neb./Norris), senior All-ODAC rider Tamara Morse (Bristow, Va./Brentsville), sophomore swimmer Eric Shuman (Black Mountain, N.C./Asheville Christian Academy), senior basketball player Will Smith (Lothian, Md./Severn), sophomore golfer Jake Struebing (Amherst, N.Y./Amherst Central), first-year track and field and cross country runner Scott Sugden (Circle Pines, Minn./Centennial) and senior All-America swimmer Chris Washnock (Greer, S.C./Greenville).

Other notable athletes to receive the scholar-athlete award were junior ODAC Volleyball Player of the Year M.A. Boles (Houston, Texas/St. John's), senior All-America soccer players Kat Lawson (White Post, Va./Clarke County) and Emily Leary (Cincinnati, Ohio/Kings), senior All-America tennis player Lauren Lukas (Manitowoc, Wis./Lincoln), junior All-America swimmer Wayde Marsh (Milford, Del./Salesianum School), junior All-America football player Jake Pelton (Charlottesville, Va./Monticello), senior All-America tennis player Trelsie Sadler (Wakefield, R.I./Groton School), senior All-America swimmer Brian Stirling (Skillman, N.J./Montgomery), junior All-America swimmer Rick Sykes (Wellesley, Mass./Wellesley), senior ODAC Offensive Football Player of the Year Charlie Westfal (New Canaan, Conn./New Canaan) and senior All-America tennis player Ellen Yeatman (Little Rock, Ark./Little Rock Central).

For a complete listing of the Winter 2012 Washington and Lee Scholar-Athletes, simply download the PDF.

All of W&L's 24 varsity athletic programs achieved a team GPA of at least 3.000, led by the women's cross country team with a 3.684.  The highest men's team GPA was the swimming team with a 3.424 and no team recorded a GPA lower than 3.036.

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