Date: June 14, 2007
Contact: Brian Laubscher (540) 458-8676
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KINGSBURY AND WORTHAM NAMED ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICANS
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Recent Washington and Lee graduates Katie Kingsbury (Jenkintown, Pa./Philadelphia-Montgomery Christian) and Ginny Wortham (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) have been named to the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America At-Large team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
A psychology major, Kingsbury was a first team selection. Wortham was picked for the third team as a business administration major.
Earlier this spring, Kingsbury was awarded the NCAA Walter Byers Scholarship, the association's top academic honor. She has received numerous other honors this spring, including First Team Academic All-District, Academic All-State, ODAC Women's Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year and W&L William McHenry Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
A three-time Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar-Athlete, she established a W&L freshman record for wins in a season with 26 (26-8) and captured the ODAC No. 6 Singles title as a freshman and sophomore. For her career, she notched a 64-17 singles record and a 27-8 doubles record.
Wortham was the 2007 recipient of the ODAC's Marjorie Berkley Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award as the conference's top female scholar-athlete. She was a four-time All-ODAC selection and three-time NCAA All-American, who finished the 2006-07 season with a 19-6 singles record and a 23-4 doubles record. An ITA Academic All-American and the 2007 Atlantic South Region Arthur Ashe Sportsmanship Award recipient, she finished her career with an 88-19 (.822) singles record and a 97-21 (.822) doubles record. Her 88 singles victories rank sixth all-time at W&L, while her 97 doubles wins are tied for third.
Kingsbury and Wortham saw their careers come to a close as the Generals claimed the 2007 NCAA Division III Championship with a 5-2 win over Amherst in the final. During their four seasons, W&L went 99-8 (.925) overall and finished as the national runner-up on two occasions.
With Kingsbury and Wortham's selections to the ESPN/CoSIDA Academic All-America team, W&L improved its' all-time total to 43 athletes honored since 1975.
The CoSIDA College Division consists of athletes from all NCAA Division II, III and NAIA schools across the United States.
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