Conference Honors 2,001 Student-Athletes
FOREST, Va. --- Old Dominion Athletic Conference student-athletes set a record for the eighth straight season and topped the 2,000-mark for the first time as 2,001 honorees comprise the 2016-17 ODAC All-Academic Team. Representatives from each of the conference's 17 member institutions -- 14 full-time and three associates -- pushed the squad's total over 1,000 for the 11th consecutive year.
Eligibility for the ODAC All-Academic Team is open to any student-athlete that competes in a conference-sponsored sport, regardless of academic class. He or she must achieve at least a 3.25 grade point average for the year to be considered for an ODAC All-Academic Award.
Washington and Lee University placed the most student-athletes on the list with 339 individuals garnering recognition. In total, nine ODAC-member schools eclipsed 100 honorees. Joining W&L in that group are Shenandoah University (220), Randolph-Macon College (190), Bridgewater College (184), Lynchburg College (176), Roanoke College (148), Guilford College (130), Emory & Henry College (122), and Virginia Wesleyan University (116).
The following link leads to a PDF of the entire 2016-17 ODAC All-Academic Team. Click HERE to view the list of honorees.
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* This release was updated on August 15, 2017, due to the addition of eligible student-athletes from several members institutions upon review of their previously submitted reports.