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Date: April 20, 2005
Contact: Chris Hodgson (540) 458-8674
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W&L's JOHNSON NAMED ODAC INDOOR TRACK & FIELD SCHOLAR ATHLETE OF YEAR
Senior Has Cumulative GPA of 3.706


Senior Nathan Johnson

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee senior Nathan Johnson (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) has been named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Indoor Track & Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Johnson, a math and economics major, carries a cumulative grade-point average of 3.706 and earned First Team All-ODAC honors at the 2005 ODAC Indoor Track & Field Championships on Feb. 27. Johnson won the 5000 meters at the ODAC meet in a school-record time of 15:35.93. He also ran a school-record time of 8:37.24 in the 3000 meters at the Christopher Newport Invitational earlier this season.

Johnson was also named the 2004 ODAC Cross Country Scholar-Athlete and Runner of the Year. At the ODAC Cross Country Championships on Oct. 30, Johnson won the race in a time of 28:16.56 to help lead the Generals to the ODAC title.

Johnson also won the NCAA South/Southeast Regional in a time of 26:43.82 to earn all-region accolades and qualify for the NCAA Championships. At the NCAA's, Johnson finished 83rd out of 215 runners in a personal-best time of 25:48.60.

Johnson and the Generals return to action on Saturday at the 2005 ODAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Harrisonburg, Va.

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Contact: Brian Laubscher
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Lexington, VA 24450
Phone: 540-458-8676