Becca Taylor Earns CoSIDA Academic All-America Honors

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee rising senior Becca Taylor (Hamilton, Ohio/Edgewood) has been named to the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Track & Field/Cross Country team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Taylor was selected to the College Division Third Team and she currently maintains a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) in excess of 4.0 while majoring in economics.

Taylor is a two-time receipient of the ODAC Women's Cross Country Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award and an All-ODAC athlete in both cross country and track & field.

In cross country, she has twice earned First Team All-ODAC accolades and was a Second Team All-ODAC honoree as a sophomore. She has garnered All-South/Southeast Region honors twice and qualified for the 2008 NCAA Division III Championships, finishing with a time of 23:56. Taylor is also a member of the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Men's Cross Country Team.

In track & field, Taylor has earned three All-ODAC citations, won the mile run at the 2007 ODAC Indoor Track & Field Championships and holds school records in the steeple chase (11:59) and distance medley relay (12:28.91).

Taylor's selection to the CoSIDA Academic All-America squad brings W&L's all-time total to 47 student-athletes honored since 1975. The CoSIDA College Division consists of student-athletes from all NCAA Division II, III and NAIA schools across the United States.