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Date: May 22, 2003
Contact: Brian Laubscher (540) 458-8676
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Junior Tennis Player Chosen For At-Large Team

Junior Austin Kim

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee junior men's tennis player Austin Kim (Richmond, Va./Clover Hill) was one of 10 athletes selected to the 2003 Verizon Men's College Division At-Large Academic All-District III squad on Thursday morning. The team was voted on by members of the Collegiate Sports Information Directors of America.

Kim earned a spot on the team after carrying a 3.94 grade-point average as a Chemistry and French major. In addition, he helped lead the Generals to an overall record of 15-3 and a No. 16 ranking in Division III. W&L won the ODAC Tournament title and advanced to the Atlantic South Regional where it fell to 18th-ranked Washington College, 4-2.

A team captain this season, Kim played predominantly at No. 2 singles and posted a mark of 10-9. He also teams with Graham Nix (Bronxville, N.Y./Bronxville) to form W&L's No. 1 doubles team and posted a 9-9 record in doubles. A two-time First Team All-ODAC performer, Kim has logged a 40-24 career singles record and a 42-21 career doubles mark.

The District III team is composed of 10 members from throughout the southeastern United States. With his selection to the All-District Team, Kim is automatically entered into consideration for Academic All-American status.


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