Greg Kurkis, a 2011 graduate of Washington and Lee from Roswell, Ga., and classmate Emmy Matthews of Baltimore won the Old Dominion Athletic Conference's top scholar-athlete awards.
Washington and Lee University athletes Chris Washnock and Sam Campbell, both members of the Class of 2012, were named to the Academic All-America men's at-large teams by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has announced that Washington and Lee senior football player Greg Kurkis is one of 29 Division I, II and III athletes selected to receive an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship for participation in a fall sport.
Washington and Lee University has received a $1 million endowment gift from Kimberly T. Duchossois to support competitive salaries for the University's coaches and to name the athletic director's position in honor of Michael F. Walsh, former athletic director at W&L and currently special assistant to the vice president for University advancement.
Washington and Lee University will add its 24th varsity sport — women's intercollegiate golf — to begin competition in 2012.
Washington and Lee Athletic Director Jan Hathorn has announced the rededication of the school's Student-Athlete Mentor (SAMS) group as an organization known simply as "23". The organization's motto is "Many sports, one team."
Washington and Lee University held its annual Athletic Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, May 18 at Lee Chapel. Headlining the award winners were senior soccer/track & field athlete Maggie Sutherland of Pittsburgh, and senior basketball/track & field athlete Ben Goetsch of Timonium, Md., who were selected as the "Pres" Brown Outstanding Senior Female and Male Athletes of the Year as voted on by members of the department.
Washington and Lee's Old Dominion Athletic Conference championship women's basketball team opens play in the NCAA Division III tournament Friday (March 5) at 7:30 p.m. against Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Va.
Washington and Lee University's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is working together with various groups across campus and within the Lexington Community to send care packages to 486 soldiers in Afghanistan.
Five members of Washington and Lee's faculty are retiring June 30 after teaching at W&L for a total of 193 years. They are Philip L. Cline, business administration and economics, 34 years; A.G. Fralin Jr., Romance languages, 34 years; John S. Knox, biology, 33 years; Joseph F. Lyles, physical education, 50 years; and Thomas O. Vinson, mathematics, 42 years.