May 3, 2010

Numerous W&L Students Earn Scholar-Athlete Awards During Winter Term

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Jan Hathorn has announced that 176 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, 15 of the students honored achieved a 4.0 grade-point average, including first-year All-ODAC swimmer Megan Bock (Holmdel, N.J./Holmdel), sophomore Scholar All-America wrestler Sam Campbell (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier), junior track & field athlete Ashley Carr (Tallahassee, Fla./Maclay), senior riding captain Emily Coyle (Seattle, Wash./Lakeside), junior lacrosse player Justin Donati (Walkersville, Md./St. Paul's), junior cross country and track & field athlete David Doobin (Summit, N.J./Newark Academy), junior soccer player Taylor Garrett (Birmingham, Ala./Mountain Brook), junior All-ODAC tennis player Will Hall (Cape Elizabeth, Maine/Cape Elizabeth), senior basketball captain Kaitlyn Kamp (Bloomington, Minn./Lutheran), first-year rider Keriann Laubach (McMurray, Pa./Peters Township), sophomore All-ODAC rider and Riding Scholar-Athlete of the Year Tamara Morse (Bristow, Va./Brentsville), first-year cross country and track & field athlete Louisa Phillips (Charleston, S.C./Ashley Hall), first-year cross country and track & field ODAC Rookie of the Year Lauren Schultz (Hopkinton, Mass./Hopkinton), senior All-ODAC cross country and track & field athlete Dorothy Todd (Watkinsville, Ga./Athens Academy) and senior rider Brooks Vardell (Larchmont, N.Y./Rye Country Day).

Among the other notable students to receive Scholar-Athlete awards were senior All-America swimmer Brandon Barnds (Mission Hills, Kan./Shawnee), sophomore All-America basketball player Becca Bolton (Pittsboro, N.C./Chatham Central), senior All-America tennis player Lauren Caire (Nashville, Tenn./Harpeth Hall), senior All-America lacrosse player Will Keigler (Timonium, Md./Gilman), junior Academic All-America football player Greg Kurkis (Roswell, Ga./Westminster), sophomore All-America soccer player Kat Lawson (White Post, Va./Clarke County), senior All-America volleyball player Rachael Phillips (Tampa, Fla./Tampa Prep), senior ODAC Swimmer of the Year Sarah Simpson (Charlotte, N.C./South Mecklenburg), senior All-America swimmer Nick Talluri (Mount Airy, N.C./Mount Airy), 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 Winter 2010 Washington and Lee Scholar-Athletes, simply download the PDF.

All of W&L's 23 varsity athletic programs achieved a team GPA of at least 3.000, led by the riding team with a 3.589.  The highest men's team GPA was the swimming team with a 3.435 and no team recorded a GPA lower than 3.006.

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