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College notebook: Athletes earn academic honors


Thirty-two area residents were among 1,350 athletes recently named to the Old Dominion Athletic Conference’s 2011–12 All-Academic team, which requires a 3.25 grade-point average.

Bridgewater: Emily Ashcraft (Caroline, basketball); Catherine Castle (Louisa, volleyball); Matthew Dye (Mountain View, golf); Megan Gould (Mountain View, field hockey); Kylie Graham (Spotsylvania, volleyball); Jeff Mehlhaff (Louisa, football); Ryan Morgan (Essex, soccer); Kory Pfeiffer (Riverbend, football); Olivia Stone (Massaponax, tennis); Kenneth Szabo (Riverbend, football); and Tim Wisniewski (Mountain View, track).

Hollins: Devyn Whitlock (Stafford County, swimming).

Lynchburg: Daniel Cutright (Louisa, track); Heather Dodge (Colonial Forge, lacrosse); Katie Kline (Colonial Forge, field hockey/track); Ashlyn Lindsay (Liberty, basketball); Anthony McBride (Spotsylvania, track); Kristina Morris (Mountain View, field hockey); Hannah Myers (Colonial Forge, field hockey).

Randolph: Jane Campbell (James Monroe, cross country); Ashley Edwards (Liberty, lacrosse); Sara Ignarro (Chancellor, lacrosse).

Randolph-Macon: Ryan Burrows (Mountain View, baseball); Dan Crouch (Riverbend, football); Megan Jackson (North Stafford, lacrosse); Kyle Norton (Courtland, football); Nicole Woodworth (Eastern View, field hockey).

Shenandoah: Mary Claire Miller (Louisa, track).

Sweet Briar: Emily Jones (King George, swimming); Madison Trout (Culpeper, softball).

Virginia Wesleyan: Philip Smith (Massaponax, soccer).

Washington & Lee: Hannah Melkun (Stafford, swimming).


Brooke Point graduate Logan Ritchie is one of 10 newcomers at George Mason this winter. The son of Pittsburgh Pirates batting coach Gregg Ritchie finished fourth in the Commonwealth District meet at 113 pounds last winter,

Steve DeShazo: 540/374-5443

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