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Date: July 20, 2006
Contact: Austin Stair Calhoun (540) 458-8674
Release: Upon Receipt

TRACK & FIELD RECOGNIZED FOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS
Both Teams Attained a Team GPA over 3.0

Metairie, La. -- The 2006 Washington and Lee men's and women's track and field teams were recently named to the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division III All-Academic Team.

The USTFCCCA honors Division III individuals and teams for their academic and athletic accomplishments during the outdoor track season. A team must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 to qualify for the all-academic team.

The men were one of 31 teams named to the Division III All-Academic Team, while the women's team was among 50 squads with a GPA exceeding 3.0.  This marks the third-consecutive year that the men's and women's teams have earned the accolade.

The W&L track & field teams completed the 2006 outdoor season at the ODAC Championships with a fourth place from the men and a third place finish from the women.

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