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Date: May 17, 2005
Contact: Brian Laubscher (540) 458-8676
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Duo Named Washington and Lee Senior Athletes of the Year

Pictured left to right: Nathaniel James, Lindsay Erickson, Emily Wolfing, Bethany Dannelly, Paul McClure

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Seniors Paul McClure (Memphis, Tenn./Memphis University School) and Lindsay Hagerman (Wichita Falls, Texas/Highland Park) headed the list of honorees at the annual Washington and Lee University Athletic Awards Ceremony on May 17 at W&L’s Lee Chapel. McClure was named the Pres Brown Outstanding Senior Male Athlete, while Hagerman was the female recipient of the award.

McClure is a four-year letterwinner for the men's tennis team, serving as team captain this year. A three-time First Team All-ODAC and two-time ODAC Player of the Year honoree, he garnered All-America honors in singles during the 2004 season. The 2002 W&L Freshman Male Athlete of the Year, McClure also received the 2005 ODAC Men's Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year award. He claims a 63-40 career singles record and a 58-38 career doubles mark. McClure will be competing in the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships this week.

Hagerman is a four-year letterwinner and a team captain this year for the women's tennis team. She has received First Team All-ODAC honors three times and is a two-time ODAC Player of the Year and ODAC Women's Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year. A six-time All-American, Hagerman holds the school-record for career singles (110-17) and doubles (106-15) victories and was the ITA Division III singles champion during the fall season. Additionally, Hagerman was the first runner-up for the NCAA Walter Byers Scholarship, is a CoSIDA Academic All-American and will receive an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. Like McClure, Hagerman was the 2002 W&L Freshman Female Athlete of the Year.

In other major awards handed out at the ceremony, senior volleyball player Emily Wolfing (Mt. Airy, Md./South Carroll) received the William McHenry Scholar-Athlete Award. Wolfing carries a 3.785 cumulative grade-point average while majoring in physics and mathematics. She is a two-time First Team All-ODAC, First Team All-State and ODAC Volleyball Scholar-Athlete of the Year honoree. She was also twice named to the all-region team and was selected an Honorable Mention All-American and ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Third Team Academic All-American this past fall. Wolfing finished her career ranked first all-time at W&L in digs (1,557) and second in kills (1,490).

Senior Bethany Dannelly (Raleigh, N.C./Enloe) was named the recipient of the Wink Glasgow Spirit & Sportsmanship Award. Dannelly was a four-year letterwinner and two-year captain for the women's basketball team and was a three-year letterwinner for the women's track & field team. She graduates as the women's basketball program's all-time leader in assists (459) and steals (197).

Golfer Nathaniel James (Keller, Texas/Keller) was named the Outstanding Freshman Male Athlete of the Year, while cross country and track athlete Lindsay Erickson (Silver Spring, Md./Stone Ridge) was named the Outstanding Freshman Female Athlete of the Year. James was named First Team All-ODAC after carding one of the lowest stroke averages in school history (74.9). Erickson earned First Team All-ODAC honors in cross country and track, and was the ODAC Cross Country Runner and Rookie of the Year and a national championship meet qualifier.

Louise Uffelman of the University's communications office was honored with the R.E. “Chub” Yeakel Memorial Service Award for her support of Washington and Lee athletics over the years. Senior Kelly Jo Larsen received the Lefty Newell Memorial Award for her contributions to the W&L lacrosse teams, while junior Ingrid Easton received the Richard Miller Physical Education Scholarship.


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