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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
S-62-00-01  
Thursday, March 22, 2001

ETOWN'S MANDI EWING NAMED REGIONAL ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN

ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. --- Elizabethtown College senior Mandi Ewing (McClure, PA/West Snyder) has been named to the 2000-01 Verizon/CoSIDA College Division District II Fall/Winter Women's At Large Academic All-America First Team. This is the second consecutive year Ewing, a field hockey player, has received regional Academic All-American honors.

Ewing finished the 2000 season tied for the team lead in goals with 13. She led the Blue Jays in points with 40, and led both Etown and the Commonwealth Conference in assists with 14. She set a program record with five assists in a single game against Dickinson October 7, and her 14 assists in 2000 was the third-highest total in the 49 year history of the program.

Ewing finished her career with 28 assists, the second-highest total in program history. Her 45 goals scored were the ninth most ever scored by an Etown player, and her career point total of 118 was sixth-best in the history of the program.

She represented Elizabethtown College in the NFHCA North/South Senior All-Star Game, was named a Commonwealth Conference all-star, and was a regional first-team All-American in the past year. She was also named to the Middle Atlantic Conferences' All-Academic Team, and she was named the MAC Co-Female Scholar-Athlete for the Fall 2000 season. She also was recently named to the NFHCA National Academic Squad.

Along with nine other first team members, Ewing moves on to the national Academic All-American ballot. The national College Division women's team is scheduled to be announced Thursday, April 19.

The District II College Division consists of all non-NCAA Division I colleges and Universities in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.

To be nominated for the Verizon/CoSIDA Academic All-America program, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore with a 3.2 or higher cumulative grade-point average and be a starter or a significant reserve. The district teams are voted upon by the members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Elizabethtown College is an independent men's and women's residential college located in Lancaster County near world-famous Hershey, Pennsylvania. The College gives its 1,633 full-time students a comprehensive academic offering of 40 undergraduate majors in traditional programs such as art, history, political science, and philosophy, as well as pre-professional fields such as accounting, business, communications, engineering, music therapy, occupational therapy, and social work. Elizabethtown College has been ranked as one of the best regional liberal arts colleges in the country by U.S. News and World Report for six straight years and one of the "most wired" regional colleges in the country by Yahoo! Internet Life. Journalists and the public are invited to
visit the College Relations web site, which offers services and publications, at: www.etown.edu/collegerelations.