AUSTIN, Texas — The College Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA) announced its Division III 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-America Men's Track and Field and Cross Country Teams on Tuesday, and Washington and Lee men's senior Hank Patrick (Baton Rouge, La./University Laboratory School) garnered a spot on the Second Team.
A Third Team Academic All-America honoree in 2018, Patrick earned four letters in cross country and four more in track & field. He was the ODAC/Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award winner six times across his cross country and track & field careers, and he received an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship following the fall season. He is also a three-time USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree.
A biochemistry major, Patrick was a two-time First Team All-ODAC honoree in cross country and an NCAA National Championship qualifier in 2017. He placed third at the ODAC Championship meet each of the last two years, and he was a First Team All-South/Southeast Region honoree as a junior when he finished 12th at the NCAA Regional in order to qualify for Nationals. He also helped lift the Generals to four ODAC Championship titles and a team bid to the NCAA Championship in 2016.
As a track & field athlete, he garnered three more All-ODAC citations in helping W&L to four more ODAC team championships across the indoor and outdoor campaigns. He contributed 32 points towards claiming those titles and he was a member of the 2016 ODAC Champion distance medley relay team.
Patrick is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and he was a Johnson Scholar at W&L. He will be attending medical school at UT Southwestern later this summer.
Patrick's selections to the CoSIDA Academic All-America squad brings W&L's all-time total to 85 student-athletes honored since 1970. The criteria for the 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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