Madison & Schultz Earn CoSIDA Academic All-District Accolades

LEXINGTON, Va. — The Washington and Lee women's track and field team had two athletes selected to the 2012-13 Capital One Academic All-District Women's Track and Field and Cross Country Team as chosen by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Thursday.

Senior Lauren Schultz (Hopkinton, Mass./Hopkinton) and junior Annelise Madison (Roca, Neb./Norris) each received District Five First Team honors. This is the second selection for Schultz, as she made the first team as a sophomore.

Schultz, a geology major, also recently earned W&L's William D. McHenry Female Scholar-Athlete Award, as well as the "Pres" Brown Outstanding Senior Female Athlete of the Year honor. Schultz was a four-year letterwinner on both the cross country and track and field teams.

In cross country this season, she earned First Team All-ODAC accolades for the fourth time and was named the ODAC/Farm Bureau Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the second straight season. Schultz went on to finish ninth at the regional, and qualified for the NCAA Championship for the second time. In track and field, she earned three All-ODAC honors this season, highlighted by the individual title in the 3,000 meter steeplechase. Schultz was named the outdoor track and field co-athlete of the Year and the indoor track and field scholar-athlete of the year.

Madison, a politics major, is a three-year letterwinner in cross country and track and field. During the cross country season, she earned Second Team All-ODAC honors. In track and field, she garnered three All-ODAC accolades, and was named the outdoor track and field scholar-athlete of the year. She also set the W&L record in the 1,500m (4:37.84). 

With their First Team All-District selections, both athletes will now go on the national ballot to be considered for CoSIDA Academic All-America honors.

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