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Changes Brewing Following Winter Review of ODAC Commissioner's Cups

R-MC's Victor Kontopanos, W&L's MacKenzye Leroy, and LC's Brittany Afolabi-Brown played big roles in the winter seasons for the top-three schools in the ODAC Commissioner's Cups standings.
R-MC's Victor Kontopanos, W&L's MacKenzye Leroy, and LC's Brittany Afolabi-Brown played big roles in the winter seasons for the top-three schools in the ODAC Commissioner's Cups standings.

FOREST, Va. --- The annual winter review of the ODAC Commissioner's Cups presented by Virginia Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance is a mixed bag of consistency and change with three schools surging ahead in the three cup competitions. Washington and Lee University remains firmly entrenched as the leader Dan Wooldridge Overall Champions Cup and the Men's Commissioner's Cup, but Lynchburg College has taken hold of the top spot in the Women's Commissioner's Cup. Randolph-Macon College is charging hard in each set of standings, sitting second for both the overall and men's cups and third for the women's cup.

Virginia Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance is the proud sponsor for the Dan Wooldridge Overall Champions Cup and the ODAC Men and Women's Commissioner's Cups. Farm Bureau and the ODAC continue their partnership in focusing on the strength of the conference's student-athletes and maintaining the NCAA Division III philosophy of the complete student-athlete experience. Aside from supporting the ODAC Commissioners' Cups, Farm Bureau is the sponsor of the ODAC's sport-by-sport scholar-athlete awards.

As determined by the ODAC Board of Directors, points for the ODAC Commissioner's Cups are based on regular-season standings in team sports and championship team finishes in individual/meet sports.  Each institution has a total number of possible points it can collect based on its sport sponsorship.  The total number of points earned is then divided by the total number of possible points to determine the rating for each institution.

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In the Overall Champion's Cup, Washington and Lee had missed out on just 6.5 total points of a possible 75.0 following the fall campaign. That spread has grown to 17.5 tallies as the Generals have collected 121.5 of a possible 139.0 points for a 0.874 rating thru the winter seasons. Randolph-Macon is on a similar trajectory in claiming 80.0 of a possible 98.0 tallies to rank second with a 0.816 mark. While R-MC jumped up from a 0.721 rating from the fall review, Lynchburg maintains a rating above 0.800 despite falling from 0.868. The Hornets have earned 89.0 of a possible 110.0 points for a 0.809 rating.

Lynchburg earned its top-billing in the ODAC Women's Commissioner's Cup with strong showings in basketball and indoor track. LC topped Washington and Lee in both sports standings, leading to a 0.841 to 0.833 lead in the cup table. The Hornets have picked up 55.5-of-60.0 total points possible, while the Generals have racked up 65.0-of-78.0 tallies. Randolph-Macon and Bridgewater College remain in striking distance with better than 0.700 ratings. The Yellow Jackets have earned 44.5-of-57.0 points for a 0.781 mark, while the Eagles have collected 57.5-of-78.0 points for a 0.737 rating.

Washington and Lee grip's on the ODAC Men's Commissioner's Cup remains strong, but Randolph-Macon won't let W&L run away with the hardware. The Generals have missed out on just 4.5 points at 56.5-of-61.0 for a 0.926 rating. The Yellow Jackets, however, maintain a point spread just one tally larger after picking up the maximum allotment in men's basketball and just one marker short in men's swimming. R-MC's rating sits at 0.866 after gathering 35.5-of-41.0 points. Lynchburg and Roanoke College are tight for third. The Hornets have picked up 33.5-of-44.0 points for a 0.761 mark, while the Maroons have earned 40.5-of-54.0 points for a 0.750 rating.

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