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Date: May 23, 2007
Contact: Brian Laubscher (540) 458-8676
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Courtney Named to First Team; McGlaston and James Tabbed to Second Team

Senior Max Courtney

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Three Washington and Lee student-athletes have been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III At-Large teams, which were announced on Wednesday afternoon and voted on by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Senior wrestler Max Courtney (Jeffersonville, Pa./LaSalle College) was selected to the first team, while junior swimmer Tim McGlaston (Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro) and junior golfer Nathaniel James (Keller, Texas/Keller) were both tabbed to the second team.

Courtney finished the 2006-07 season with a 12-13 record at 184 pounds in helping lead the Generals to an 8-3 overall record, the program's best record in 20 years. A three-year captain, Courtney finished his career with a 49-43 record. As a first team selection, Courtney will now go on the national ballot, where he could earn Academic All-America accolades.

McGlaston garnered second-team accolades after earning First Team All-America honors as a member of the school-record-setting 200 free (1:21.64) and 400 free (3:03.80) relay teams. He also earned Honorable Mention All-America honors and holds the school record in the 50 free (20.66). McGlaston helped the team to a 10-2 overall record and an eighth-place finish at the NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships.

James was also named to the second team after earning First Team All-ODAC, First Team All-South Region and First Team All-America honors. In addition, he was named the ODAC Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year and was selected as a member of the Golf Coaches Association of America Scholar All-America team. He finished in a tie for 19th at the NCAA Division III Championships this spring and posted a 74.0 stroke average over 25 rounds.

The criteria for the CoSIDA Academic All-District program states that a player must be of sophomore academic standing, be a starter or important reserve, and claim a GPA of at least a 3.20 on a 4.0 scale. Washington and Lee is a member of District III, which includes players from small colleges in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. The at-large team consists of athletes from 25 different sports.


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