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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Ken Clausen has been named a USILA Scholar All-American for the 2010 season, making it six-straight seasons Virginia has placed at least one player on the list.

In 1989 the USILA Scholar All-America Program was established to recognize student-athletes from USILA member institutions who have distinguished themselves academically, athletically and as citizens of their communities. The USILA Selection Committee selects an overall team representing Division I, II and III.

Clausen earned 2010 All-ACC and All-ACC Tournament honors while helping UVa to its first ACC title since 2006. The Downington, Pa., native is a finalist for the Tewaaraton Award and the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award, while helping anchor the nation’s No. 3 defense.

He is the founder of Mustache Madness, a charity for prostate cancer research and awareness, raised nearly $32,000 in November 2009 during the inaugural event. He is No. 6 in the nation with 2.18 caused turnovers per game and has helped spearhead a defensive effort that has allowed only Towson to exceed its goals scored average per game.

Clausen and the Virginia Cavaliers return to action on Saturday in the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship semifinal round. Top-seeded UVa will face fifth-seeded Duke at Baltimore’s M&T Bank Stadium. Faceoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

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