July 24, 2014

Three Generals Earn All-Academic Honors From USTFCCCA

NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced the Division III Men's Scholar Athletes of the Year and the All-Academic honorees recently, and Washington and Lee had three athletes garner All-Academic laurels. The Generals were also named a USTFCCCA 2014 All-Academic Team.

Recent graduates Dillon Myers (Foxborough, Mass./Foxborough) and Kevin Sullivan (Sandwich, Mass./Tabor), and rising sophomore Isidro Camacho (Brooklyn, N.Y./Xavier) were among the 276 student-athletes to achieve All-Academic status.

Myers and Camacho were part of the 4x400m relay, which set the W&L school record with a time of 3:15.00. It was the 20th-fastest time in Division III in 2014. Sullivan won the ODAC Championship in the javelin, and qualified for the NCAA Championship. He went on to finish 13th at the NCAA meet with a toss of 57.73m (189'05.00"). 

As a team, W&L posted a 3.20 overall team GPA. The Generals finished third at the ODAC Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade-point average of 3.30 and have met either of the following athletic standards: a student-athlete must have competed in an NCAA Indoor or Outdoor Championship or finished the regular season ranked in the national Top 35 in an individual event or ranked in the national Top 25 (collective listing) in a relay event on the official NCAA POP list provided by TFRRS.org.

To be recognized as an All-Academic Team, a squad must accumulate a team GPA of at least 3.10.

John Crain of North Central (Ill.) was named the Indoor Track Scholar Athlete of the Year, Mike LeDuc of Connecticut College was the Outdoor Track Scholar Athlete of the Year and Sean Donnelly of Mount Union was the Indoor and Outdoor Field Scholar Athlete of the Year.

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