COLLEGE ROUNDUP

W&L Wins All-Sports Survey

Washington and Lee University was named the winner of the Virginia Sports Information Directors College Division All-Sports Survey on June 26

The award is presented annually to the school at the non-Division I level that claims the highest overall winning percentage in all of its sports.

W&L’s 24-sport program posted a record of 174-61-5 (.735) during the 2019-20 season to edge out Randolph-Macon’s winning percentage of .72 (179-69-2). This marks W&L’s first VaSID College Division All-Sports Survey win since the 2006-07 season and snaps Christopher Newport’s 11-year winning streak.

Randolph-Macon posted the highest men’s sports winning percentage (.732), while Christopher Newport had the best women’s sports winning percentage (.744). W&L came in second in both the men’s (.727) and women’s winning percentage (.744), finishing just 0.06% behind CNU.

W&L finished the 2019-20 season with seven conference championships, tied for the most in the state among 27 College Division institutions.

Swimmers Earn Honors

Eight W&L swimmers were named Scholar All-Americans last Wednesday.

For the women, recent graduates Emily Hageboeck and Ali MacQueen rising juniors Caroline Baber, Claudia Barnett and Turner Bobbitt and rising sophomore Sara Gaston all earned first team recognition. Recent graduate Laura Bruce was picked as an honorable mention selection.

As a team, W&L also garnered a Scholar All-America citation from the CSCAA last week after posting a 3.74 team grade-point average for the 2019-20 school year.

The Generals claimed their 13th consecutive ODAC championship in 2020, after compiling 991.5 points, and finished the regular season with an 8-1 overall record.

For the W&L men, rising senior Patrick Sullivan was named a Scholar All-American for the second consecutive year.

An economics and politics double-major, Sullivan earned his second straight Old Dominion Athletic Conference Swimmer of the Year honor after winning the 50 (20.84), 100 (44.67) and 200 free (1:37.97) events at the conference championship meet. In addition, Sullivan was selected to the All-ODAC First Team and also claimed the VaSID All-State College Division Men’s Swimmer of the Year award.

For his efforts, Sullivan qualified for the 2020 NCAA Division III National Championships in the 100 and 200 freestyle, earning All-America citations for each event.

As a team, W&L also garnered a Scholar All-America citation from the CSCAA last week after posting a 3.56 team grade-point average for the 2019-20 school year.

The Generals claimed their sixth consecutive ODAC championship in 2020, after compiling 887.5 points, and finished the regular season with an 8-1 overall record.