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Date: June 3, 2004
Contact: Brian Laubscher (540) 458-8676
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Named to CoSIDA Men's Cross Country and Track First Teams

Junior Nathan Johnson

HIRAM, Ohio -- Washington and Lee senior Andy Schorr (Kingwood, Texas/Kingwood) and juniors Steven Chambers (Christiana, Pa./Octorara Area) and Nathan Johnson (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) have been named to the 10-member CoSIDA College Division Men's Cross Country and Track Academic All-District III squad which was released on Thursday morning. The team was voted on by members of the Collegiate Sports Information Directors of America.

Schorr earned the award after compiling a 3.442 cumulative grade-point average (GPA) as a politics and East Asian studies major. As a member of the W&L cross country team, Schorr garnered First Team All-ODAC and ODAC Runner of the Year honors back in the fall after winning the ODAC Championship meet (28:11.00). Additionally, he earned all-region honors for the third time in his career by finishing 11th at the 2003 NCAA South/Southeast Regional with a time of 26:53.84.

Chambers is a business major who carries a 3.836 cumulative GPA. In cross country, he was named the ODAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year and garnered Second Team All-ODAC honors after finishing 11th at the ODAC Championship meet with a time of 29:49.00. He also earned First Team All-State honors by placing fourth at the state championship meet with a time of 27:58. In track, Chambers placed third in the 5,000 meter run at the ODAC Outdoor Championship meet (16:08.95) and ranked among the top four in the ODAC all season in the 1,500 and 5,000 meter runs.

Johnson is a mathmatics and economics major and carries a 3.668 cumulative GPA. As a track athlete, he garnered First Team All-ODAC honors in the 1,500 meters and 5,000 meters by winning both events at the ODAC Outdoor Championships. He was named the Co-Athlete of the Meet for his efforts, W&L's first athlete of the meet in 10 years. He also claimed Second Team All-ODAC honors in the indoor two mile run, finishing third at the conference championships with a time of 9:54.59.

The CoSIDA College Division District III Men's Cross Country and Track team consists of athletes from Division II, III and NAIA schools in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. With their selections to the all-district team, all three athletes will proceed to the national ballot for consideration for Academic All-America honors.


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