W&L FOOTBALL PLACES FIVE ON ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT
VALDOSTA, Ga. -- Five members of the Washington and Lee
football team have been selected to the CoSIDA Academic All-District III
team which was released on Thursday afternoon.
Senior offensive lineman Zack Taylor (Reston, Va./Thomas
Jefferson), senior linebacker Wes Kimmel (Chappaqua, N.Y./Horace Greely),
junior wide receiver Clark Kensinger (Columbia, S.C./Oakwood), junior
defensive lineman Liam Murray (Oneonta, N.Y./Oneonta) and junior defensive
back Stuart Swann (Macon, Ga./Woodberry Forest) were all named to the
21-member first team. Each will now be eligible for CoSIDA Academic All-America
Kimmel earned a selection to the Academic All-District
team for the second straight season after compiling a 3.79 GPA as a history
and economics major. He has played in all nine games, recording 19 tackles,
12 of which are solo stops.
Kensinger was named to the first team after posting a 3.76 GPA as a chemistry major. He has played in all nine games this season, recording 18 catches for 126 yards and two touchdowns.
Murray is a history major with a 3.51 GPA. He has played
in all nine games and is second on the team with 61 tackles. He also claims
12 tackles for a loss and three sacks.
Swann has started all nine games at safety, posting 42 tackles,
two sacks, four pass breakups, two blocked punts and returned a fumble
for a touchdown. He claims a 3.57 GPA as a history and economics major.
The criteria for the CoSIDA Academic All-District program states that a player must be of sophomore academic standing, be a starter or important reserve and claim a GPA of at-least 3.20 on a 4.0 scale. Washington and Lee is a member of District III, including players from small colleges in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.
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