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May 25, 2006

Charlottesville, VA – Virginia women’s golfer Leah Wigger has been named a second team selection to the District III ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American squad. A junior from Louisville, Ky., Wigger was named to the at-large team that includes women’s golf.

An All-ACC selection the past three seasons, Wigger has a 3.56 grade point average as a psychology major at Virginia. She is the first Cavalier golfer to earn Academic All-America recognition. Wigger was named to the Academic All-ACC team following her freshman and sophomore seasons.

Wigger is currently competing at the NCAA Championships. She was the runner-up at the event in 2005.

Founded by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) in 1952, the Academic All-America Teams program recognizes and awards our nation’s premier college scholar-athletes for their ability to achieve excellence on the playing field and in the classroom. A student-athlete must have at least a 3.2 GPA and be a sophomore to be nominated for the honor.

CoSIDA selects 816 student-athletes to six men’s teams (soccer, football, basketball, baseball, at-large and track & field/cross country) and six women’s teams (soccer, volleyball, basketball, softball, at-large and track & field/cross country) in Division I, II and III and NAIA in all NCAA championship sports.

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