Numerous W&L Students Earn Scholar-Athlete Awards

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Jan Hathorn has announced that 179 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, 18 of the students honored achieved grade-point averages of 4.0 or higher (an A+ is worth 4.330 at W&L).  Among the students achieving a 4.0 or higher GPA's were senior All-America swimmer Brandon Barnds (Mission Hills, Kan./Shawnee), senior wrestler Sammy Brusca (Rockville, Md./Georgetown Prep), sophomore wrestler Sam Campbell (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier), senior rider Emily Coyle (Seattle, Wash./Lakeside), junior tennis player Virginia Dickinson (Memphis, Tenn./St. Mary's Episcopal), junior cross country and track athlete David Doobin (Summit, N.J./Newark Academy), junior All-ODAC tennis player Will Hall (Cape Elizabeth, Maine/Cape Elizabeth), sophomore men's lacrosse player Jason Harden (Summit, N.J./Delbarton), sophomore lacrosse player Alexis Harrison (Rumson, N.J./Fumson-Fair Haven), senior volleyball player Kelly Harrison (Knoxville, Tenn./Webb School), junior All-ODAC and Academic All-America football player Greg Kurkis (Roswell, Ga./Westminster), junior All-ODAC field hockey and women's lacrosse player Emmy Mathews (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr), first-year field hockey player Katharine Price (Concord, Mass./Concord-Carlisle),   first-year All-ODAC and All-Region cross country and track athlete Lauren Schultz (Hopkinton, Mass./Hopkinton), sophomore baseball player Roger Strong (Spencerport, N.Y./McQuaid Jesuit), senior All-America swimmer Nick Talluri (Mount Airy, N.C./Mount Airy), senior All-ODAC cross country and track athlete Dorothy Todd (Watkinsville, Ga./Athens Academy) and first-year football player Sasha Vandalov (Vienna, Va./James Madison).

Other notable athletes to receive Scholar-Athlete awards included senior All-Region field hockey player and track & field athlete Sallie Armstrong (Houston, Texas/St. John's), senior All-America tennis player Lauren Caire (Nashville, Tenn./Harpeth Hall), senior All-America lacrosse player Will Keigler (Timonium, Md./Gilman), sophomore All-America soccer player Kat Lawson (White Post, Va./Clarke County), sophomore All-America soccer player Emily Leary (Cincinnati, Ohio/Kings), senior All-America volleyball player Rachael Phillips (Tampa, Fla./Tampa Prep), sophomore All-America swimmer Brian Stirling (Skillman, N.J./Montgomery), senior All-Region soccer player Maggie Sutherland (Pittsburgh, Pa./Sewickley Academy), senior All-Region cross country runner and track athlete Kat Telfeyan (Chesapeake, Va./Great Bridge), sophomore All-America swimmer Chris Washnock (Greer, S.C./Greenville) and first-year All-America tennis player Hayden White (Baltimore, Md./Towson).

For a complete listing of the Fall 2009 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 riding team with a 3.494.  The highest men's team GPA was the swimming team with a 3.481 and no team recorded a GPA lower than 2.720.

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