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Date: May 23, 2003
Contact: Brian Laubscher (540) 458-8676
Release: Upon Receipt

MICHAEL HANSON NAMED TO ALL-AMERICA BASEBALL TEAM
Senior Shortstop Placed On Third Team


Senior Shortstop Michael Hanson

ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Washington and Lee senior shortstop Michael Hanson (Atlanta, Ga./Pace Academy) was named to the ABCA/Rawlings Division III All-America baseball team which was released on Friday morning.

Hanson was placed on the third team, making him just the second baseball player in W&L history to have earned All-America honors. Hanson joins Thad Ellis '82, who garnered Third Team All-America honors following the 1980 season.

The 2003 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Player of the Year, Hanson earned Second Team All-ODAC honors his first two seasons before garnering first team honors each of the past two campaigns.

This season, Hanson batted .371 with five home runs, 12 doubles, 23 RBIs, 14 stolen bases and a school-record 46 runs.

A career .360 hitter, Hanson will graduate as W&L's all-time leader in games played (136), at-bats (519), hits (187), runs (148), doubles (43), triples (13) and stolen bases (51). The Generals' leadoff hitter, he finished his career having reached base in 74 straight games dating back to April of 2001.

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Contact: Brian Laubscher
Sports Information Director
PO Drawer 928
Lexington, VA 24450
Phone: 540-458-8676