ODAC students-athletes took just a year hiatus from setting league academic records as a new ODAC record 2,096 individuals earned recognition on the 2018-19 ODAC All-Academic Team. Conference student-athletes surpassed the previous high of 2001 in 2016-17 on the way to eclipsing 1,000 honorees for the 13th straight year and the second time in three seasons clearing the 2,000-person mark.
The 2018-19 academic year was a banner year for the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). The ODAC SAAC organized two conference-wide initiatives to help local community members as well as those in need abroad.
The Virginia Beach Sportsplex, in conjunction with the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) and The Apprentice School, announced the first-ever Virginia Beach Neptune Bowl on Monday. The Apprentice School Builders will host a highly-ranked ODAC team in the inaugural contest. The game will be played on Saturday, November 23, with kickoff set for 2:00PM.
Eastern Mennonite University has announced the hiring of Andre Swartzentruber as the new Head Golf Coach. He has been a golf coach and mathematics teacher at nearby Spotswood High School the past five years.
The latter end of the ODAC's alphabet features in the final recognition bestowed by the conference this year as Virginia Wesleyan University and Washington and Lee University are home to the 2018-19 Marjorie Berkley and Harry G. "Doc" Jopson Scholar-Athlete Award winners. Marlins women's basketball playmaker Jayla Harris earned the Berkley Award, while Generals cross country and track & field runner Hank Patrick received the Jopson Award following a vote of the conference's Board of Directors.
For the third straight season, the softball player of the year calls an ODAC school home. University of Lynchburg first baseman Mackenzie Chitwood earned Schutt Sports/NFCA Division III Player of the Year honors as announced by the NFCA on Friday afternoon. The award is an addition to the First Team All-America nod she received from the organization earlier this month.
His tweet about it contained seven exclamation points. Davonta Womack's text-based celebration was a reaction to the fact that the Bridgewater senior had just become "the fastest man in NCAA Division III" after winning the men's 100-meter dash on the final day of the 2019 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
Davonta Womack went record hunting and both he and Jamie Hiegel earned All-American honors as the Bridgewater duo highlights performances by ODAC athletes thru the first two days of the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships. The season-ending meet concludes on Saturday at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio.
Randolph-Macon saw its historic softball season come to a close on Friday afternoon in their second contest of the national championship series in the 2019 NCAA Division III Softball Tournament hosted by the University of Texas at Tyler at Suddenlink Field in Tyler, Texas.
The final standings for the ODAC Commissioner's Cups presented by Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance have a familiar feel, not just in which schools top the table but in the manner in which they appear. Washington and Lee University filled its arms with all three cups for the fourth straight season, commanding relatively sizable margins in each race. Randolph-Macon College and the University of Lynchburg placed second and third, respectively, in each chart, setting records for points along the way.
For the 10th time in conference history and first time since 2015, ODAC member school representation at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships will feature 10 or more student-athletes when competition kicks off on Thursday, May 23. The championships span three days with the University of Mount Union and the Great Cleveland Sports Commission serving as hosts at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio.
The Shenandoah University baseball team earned its first regional championship since 2010 with a 4-1 victory Sunday afternoon at the Union Regional over Kean (N.J.). The Hornets (35-13) advance to next week's Super Regional versus Johns Hopkins thanks to the Sunday sweep over Kean (31-16). An official announcement as to the location of next week's best-of-three series with the Blue Jays is expected to be announced by the NCAA on Monday.