May 20, 2010

Four Generals Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District Teams

LEXINGTON, Va. – The College Sports Information Directors of America released its 2010 ESPN The Magazine men’s and women’s academic all-district at-large teams on Thursday morning and Washington and Lee placed four athletes on the first or second teams for the District III College Division.

Senior men’s lacrosse player Will Keigler (Timonium, Md./Gilman) and sophomore wrestler Sam Campbell (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) were both named to the first team and will be eligible for voting to determine the program’s Academic All-America team.  Sophomore swimmer Chris Washnock (Greer, S.C./Greenville) and junior field hockey and women’s lacrosse player Emmy Mathews (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) were both selected to the second team.

Keigler was named to the first team academic all-district squad for the second-consecutive season.  The business administration major started all 17 games during the 2010 season and led the team in scoring with 63 points on 29 goals and 34 assists.  A First Team All-ODAC selection at attack this spring, he completed his career ranked sixth on the school’s all-time scoring list with 212 points.  He also finished third all-time in assists (110) and is one of just four players in school history with more than 100 goals (102) and 100 assists.  Keigler was a First Team All-ODAC and Honorable Mention All-America pick following the 2009 season.

Campbell earned a spot on the first team for the first time in his career.  A politics and English double-major, he posted a 16-7 overall record while wrestling at 141 pounds this winter.  Campbell also notched a team-high 44 takedowns and ranked second on the squad with 21 escapes en route to receiving Scholar All-America honors by the National Wrestling Coaches Association.

Washnock garnered second team recognition following another tremendous campaign in the pool.  The Spanish major earned First Team All-Bluegrass Mountain Conference honors for the second-straight year and competed at the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships in the 200 IM, 400 IM and 200 back events.  He received Honorable Mention All-America laurels after placing 14th in the 200 back (1:50.72).  He also received Honorable Mention All-America honors in both the 200 back and 400 IM as a first-year.

Mathews received academic all-district accolades for the first time in her career, having been named to the second team.  The philosophy and business administration double major started all 17 games as a midfielder for the field hockey team, totaling three assists and helping the Generals allow an average of just 1.67 goals per game.  Following the season, she received Second Team All-ODAC honors and was tabbed to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association National Academic Team.  On the lacrosse field, she posted First Team All-ODAC honors after starting 18 contests and finishing third on the team in scoring with 41 points on 31 goals and 10 assists.  She also notched 34 draw controls, 31 ground balls and caused 20 turnovers in helping W&L to the ODAC title and an appearance in the NCAA Division III Tournament.  She will enter her senior season with 123 career points on 101 goals and 22 assists.

Keigler and Campbell were among 10 athletes selected to the team from a grouping of 25 different sports among small colleges in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. The criteria for the CoSIDA Academic All-American program states that a player must be of sophomore academic standing, be a starter or important reserve, and claim a GPA of at least a 3.30 on a 4.0 scale.

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