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Date: March 1, 2004
Contact: Brian Laubscher (540) 458-8676
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W&L CROSS COUNTRY EARNS NATIONAL ACADEMIC RECOGNITION
Junior Steven Chambers Named Academic All-America


Junior Steven Chambers

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's and women's cross country squads both garnered recognition as Cross Country Association Division III Academic All-America teams for their success on the course and in the classroom.

Junior Steven Chambers (Christiana, Pa./Octorara Area) headlined the achievement as an Academic All-American. To be eligible, an athlete must finish in the top 25 percent at their regional meet and claim a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.50 or higher.

Chambers, the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Men's Cross Country Scholar-Athlete of the Year, is a business major with a 3.849 GPA. He earned Second Team All-ODAC honors this season after finishing 11th at the ODAC Cross Country Championships with a time of 29:49.00. In addition, Chambers finished 30th overall at the South/Southwest Regional meet with a time of 27:49.66.

The Generals' men's team was among 63 squads and the women's team was among 101 squads which fit the criteria of having a team grade-point average of at-least 3.1.

For the men, W&L earned a 3.247 team GPA, while Carnegie Mellon University led the way with a 3.57 team GPA. On the women's side, the Generals recorded a 3.180 team GPA, while Goucher topped the list with a 3.764 team GPA.

 

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