NATHAN JOHNSON EARNS ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA HONORS
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- Washington and Lee senior Nathan
Johnson (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) has been named to the ESPN
The Magazine Academic All-America College Division Cross Country and Track
& Field team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors
of America (CoSIDA).
Johnson, a mathematics and economics major with a 3.731
cumulative grade-point average, was named to the second team.
The two-time ODAC Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year, Johnson
also swept the ODAC's major academic awards in his sports this year as
he claimed ODAC Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track Scholar-Athlete
of the Year laurels. He was also named the ODAC Cross Country Runner of
the Year after winning the ODAC Championship meet. Johnson then won the
NCAA South/Southeast Regional meet and advanced to the NCAA Cross Country
National Championships where he finished 83rd out of 215 runners.
A two-time winner of the ODAC 1,500 and 5,000 meter races,
Johnson holds school records in the indoor 3,000 meters (8:37.24), 5,000
meters (15:35.93) and distance medley relay (10:50.76), and the outdoor
3,000 meter steeplechase (9:19.21) and distance medley relay (10:37.98).
With Johnsons selection to the ESPN/CoSIDA Academic
All-America team, W&L improved its all-time total to 40 athletes honored
since 1975. Senior outside hitter Emily Wolfing was named to the Academic
All-America Volleyball team during the fall.
The CoSIDA College Division consists of athletes from all
NCAA Division II, III and NAIA schools across the United States.
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