W&L's White Earns Scholar-Athlete Award
Generals' Men's Tennis Player Tabbed for ODAC/Farm Bureau Honor
FOREST, Va. --- Washington and Lee
University men’s tennis player, Hayden White, is one of 10
student-athletes from Old Dominion Athletic Conference member
schools to earn a 2012 ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete
Award during the spring athletic schedule. White was tabbed
from a pool of nominees by a vote of each of the conference's
sports information directors.
The ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar Athlete Award is given to a student-athlete in each of the conference's 22 sponsored sports. Farm Bureau Insurance of Virginia is the presenter of each of the ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete Awards, forming a partnership with the ODAC to emphasize the NCAA Division III philosophy of the complete student-athlete experience. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore standing and have spent at least one full academic year at the nominating institution, must maintain at least a 3.2 cumulative grade point average, and must have participated in at least 50-percent of the team's events as a starter or key contributor.
White, a junior from Baltimore, Md., shines on and off the court for the Generals. In the classroom, White boasts a 3.545 grade point average as an Accounting major. He has been a member of the All-ODAC Academic Team each of his three seasons, and has also been named a W&L Scholar.
On the court, White has led the Generals to three straight ODAC team championships as their top flight singles player. He adds this major honor to three straight All-ODAC First Team selections, the 2012 ODAC Co-Player of the Year accolade, and the 2010 ODAC Rookie of the Year award. This season, he posted a 5-0 mark in league play, all from the #1 singles position. He went 8-3 in overall singles matches. He posted two wins over regionally ranked opponents from Johns Hopkins (Andy Hersch) and Case Western Reserve (Will Drougas) this season. In doubles play, White and partner Taylor Shamshiri went 5-1 in conference and 11-4 overall on the way to All-ODAC First Team laurels at #2 doubles.
"We are proud of the accomplishments of every one of our student-athletes," says ODAC commissioner Brad Bankston. "It is especially gratifying to be able to recognize those who personify the definition of ‘student-athlete' through these awards, and we are proud to be affiliated with Farm Bureau Insurance in this program."
For more information about the ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete Awards, visit the ODAC's home on the Internet at www.odaconline.com.