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Date: May 12, 2006
Contact: Brian Laubscher (540) 458-8676
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W&L'S JAMES NAMED THIRD TEAM ALL-AMERICAN
Sophomore Finished Year With a 73.9 Stroke Average

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Washington and Lee sophomore Nathaniel James (Keller, Texas/Keller) was named to the PING Division III All-America golf team which was announced on Thursday evening at the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) National Awards Banquet.

James was named First Team All-South Region and Third Team All-American following his performance at the NCAA Division III Golf Championships which wrapped up on Thursday evening. James finished tied for 34th out of 120 golfers with a score of 80-78-72-78--308.

James is the first W&L golfer to garner All-America honors since Clay Thomas '92 earned Honorable Mention All-America laurels in 1992.

The 2006 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Player of the Year, James finished the 2005-06 season with a 73.9 stroke average over 23 rounds. He finished tied for seventh overall at the ODAC Championships in helping lead the Generals to a runner-up finish behind 2005 National Champion Guilford.

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