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Date: April 27, 2007
Contact: Austin Stair Calhoun (540) 458-8674
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Applegate Tabbed as ODAC Player of the Year for Second-Straight Year

Senior Katie Kingsbury

SALEM, Va. -- The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its all-conference women's tennis team on Wednesday afternoon and Washington and Lee had all six singles players and all three pairs of doubles teams honored. Additionally, senior Emily Applegate (Charleston, S.C./Porter-Gaud) was named ODAC Player of the Year, while senior Katie Kingsbury (Jenkintown, Pa./Philadelphia-Montgomery Christian) was selected as the women's tennis ODAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Garnering First-Team All-ODAC accolades were Applegate at No. 1 singles, senior Ginny Wortham (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) at No. 2 singles, sophomore Katie Tabb (Minneapolis, Minn./Edina) at No. 3 singles, senior Kristen McClung (Charleston, W.Va./Charleston Catholic) at No. 4 singles, junior Kelly Will (Holly Springs, N.C./Cary Academy) at No. 5 singles and freshman Lauren Caire (Nashville, Tenn./Harpeth Hall) at No. 6 singles.

Additionally, the No. 1 doubles team of Applegate and McClung earned first-team honors, while the tandem of Tabb and Wortham (No. 2 doubles) and the pair of Caire and junior Leah Weston (Colorado Springs, Colo./Air Academy) (No. 3 doubles) also were named to the first team.

Kingsbury also earned the women's tennis ODAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2006 and currently boasts a 6-1 record in singles and a 3-1 mark in doubles this season. She established a school record for wins in a season by a freshman with 26 (26-8) and captured the ODAC No. 6 Singles title as a freshman and sophomore. Thus far for her career, she has a 64-17 singles record and a 27-8 doubles record.

Applegate wins Player of the Year honors for the second-straight season after posting a 12-0 singles record so far this year. Wortham owns an 18-3 mark this season and Tabb is 15-4, while as a doubles pair they are 9-1. McClung is 8-1 in singles and 9-0 in doubles with Applegate. Will has a 17-5 record in singles, while Caire is 11-3 in singles and 4-1 in doubles with Weston.

Virginia Wesleyan's Imee Bautista was named the Rookie of the Year, while Bridgewater's Mimi Knight was named the Coach of the Year. Randolph-Macon Woman’s College received the ODAC Sportsmanship Award.

Washington and Lee recently won it's fifth-straight ODAC title and earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament. The Generals will face an opponent yet to be determined in the first round on May 4.


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