Numerous W&L Students Earn Fall Scholar-Athlete Awards

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Jan Hathorn has announced that 177 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 3.50.

Additionally, 17 of the students honored achieved grade-point averages of 4.0.  Among the students achieving a 4.0 GPA were sophomore cross country runner Michael Bronstein (Canton, Mass./Canton), first-year cross country and track & field athlete Anna Paden Carson (Roanoke, Va./Patrick Henry), senior All-ODAC soccer player Ainsley Daigle (Lafayette, La./Episcopal School of Acadiana), junior All-ODAC cross country and track & field athlete Katie Driest (Davidson, N.C./North Mecklenburg), first-year swimmer Stephanie Foster (Columbia, Md./Long Reach), first-year tennis player Michael Holt (Henrico, Va./Mills Godwin), sophomore All-ODAC tennis player Christopher Hu (Ridgewood, N.J./Ridgewood), sophomore field hockey player Mary Virginia Long (Richmond, Va./Trinity Episcopal), junior All-ODAC track & field athlete Julia Murray (Bridgewater, N.J./Bridgewater-Raritan), sophomore soccer player Al Organ (St. Paul, Minn./DeLaSalle), senior swimmer Kelly Mae Ross (Endicott, N.Y./Maine-Endwell), senior All-ODAC and all-region cross country and track & field athlete Lauren Schultz (Hopkinton, Mass./Hopkinton), first-year cross country and track & field athlete Jacob Strauss (Great Falls, Mont./Great Falls), sophomore cross country runner Scott Sugden (Circle Pines, Minn./Centennial), senior football player Sasha Vandalov (Vienna, Va./James Madison), sophomore baseball player Drew Weprinsky (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) and senior baseball player Eric Wisotsky (West Windsor, N.J./Plainsboro North).

Other notable athletes to receive Scholar-Athlete awards included sophomore All-America tennis player Meghan Buell (New Albany, Ohio/New Albany), junior All-America tennis player Claire Cahill (Austin, Texas/Lake Travis), junior all-region football player Connor Hollenbeck (Alpharetta, Ga./Alpharetta), senior All-America lacrosse player Joe LaSala (Wilton, Conn./Wilton), senior All-America swimmer Wayde Marsh (Milford, Del./Salesianum School), senior track & field national qualifier Dillon Myers (Foxborough, Mass./Foxborough), sophomore all-region soccer player Katie Rossi (Wyoming, Del./Caesar Rodney), senior all-region baseball player Jonathan Stutts (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Country Day) and senior All-America swimmer Rick Sykes (Wellesley, Mass./Wellesley).

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

All 24 varsity athletic programs achieved a team GPA of at least 3.000, led by the women's soccer team with a 3.595.  The highest men's team GPA was the golf team with a 3.475 and no team recorded a GPA lower than 3.075.  Together, the fall sports teams combined to post a 65-32-4 (.663) overall record while claiming three conference titles.

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