It had been a while for one school and a return to the winner's circle after a brief hiatus for the other as the trophies were handed out following the 2018 ODAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday evening. Lynchburg College locked up its ninth overall women's team title, its first league crown since 2011. Weekend host Bridgewater College lifted its 10th men's piece of hardware marking the third time in the last four years that the Eagles men have posed for the event's final photo.
The ODAC golf ranks head to a new location for championship play this weekend as Bryan Park Golf and Conference Center is set to host the 2018 ODAC Men's and Women's Golf Championships just north of Greensboro in Browns Summit, N.C. Play is slated for 54 holes on the Champion Course at Bryan Park.
Hollins University senior and swimming standout Dani Raymond has been awarded the NCAA Women’s Enhancement Graduate Scholarship, which supports students enrolled in a sports-related program as a full-time graduate student.
Virginia Wesleyan University has recruited one of the most experienced and respected athletic administrators in the NCAA Division III to serve as its next athletic director, VWU President Scott D. Miller has announced. Tina Hill, who is currently in her 10th year as athletics director at Randolph College and also chair of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Board of Directors, will join Marlin athletics this summer as Executive Director of Intercollegiate Athletics. She will replace long-time VWU athletics director Joanne Renn, who will retire in June.
Virginia Wesleyan University’s Executive Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, Joanne Renn, will retire in June after 11 years as athletics director and 25 years total with the Marlins, VWU President Scott D. Miller has announced.
Conference athletes registered several strong performances last weekend. One of venues -- Bridgewater College. The Jopson Athletic Complex will again feature ODAC competitors Friday and Saturday as Bridgewater prepares to host the 2018 ODAC Men's and Women's Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Bridgewater last welcomed the conference contingent to campus for the championship meet in 2015 with the Eagles hoisting the men's trophy and Roanoke College donning the women's crown.
This year, the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) united during Division III Week to bring safe water to hundreds of men, women, and children in Puerto Rico. The conference’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) targeted this initiative to help with relief efforts following the natural disasters in the fall of 2017.
Former Randolph-Macon women's basketball standout Megan Silva Schultz because the first woman and second overall player from a NCAA Division III institution to earn entry to the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame. This feature outlines her career, as written by friend to the ODAC and Class of 2017 inductee Jack Bogaczyk.
Regular season play is in the books for outdoor track and golf with those championships slated for this coming weekend. That still left plenty of outstanding performances in those disciplines, as well as strong play from the remaining spring sports. Those earning weekly honors include (pictured, l-r, t-b): Amanda Kelley from Bridgewater women's golf, Kevin Duffy from Virginia Wesleyan men's golf, Hannah Jones from Randolph-Macon women's lacrosse, A.J. Witherell from Washington and Lee men's lacrosse, Connor Faint from Eastern Mennonite men's track, Amber Celen from BC women's track, Grant Amoateng from EMU men's track, Courtney Adams from BC women's track, Christina Harris from Lynchburg women's tennis, Mason Robb from Guilford men's tennis, Hanna Hull from Virginia Wesleyan softball, Nick Roth from R-MC baseball, Madison Glaubke from VWU softball, and Luke Nussman from Shenandoah baseball.
Eastern Mennonite University has announced the hiring of Katie Russo as the school's first Head Women's Lacrosse Coach. She will start her duties with the Royals in early May. Russo is completing her second year at Frostburg State University as the graduate assistant coach. She was honored to be selected to start up EMU's program.
Just a few weeks are left in the spring season as teams and athletes gear up for the stretch run. Those earning weekly honors include (pictured, l-r, t-b): Kiersten Richardson from Virginia Wesleyan softball, Luke Nussman from Shenandoah baseball, Candace Whittemore from Randolph-Macon softball, Colin Morse from SU baseball, Josh Irby from Lynchburg men's golf, Maggie Kingora from VWU women's golf, Andreas Combos from VWU men's tennis, Keyu Jin at Randolph women's tennis, Jennifer Calascione from Roanoke women's track, Quentin Webert from VWU men's track, Quinn Harlan from RC women's track, Azavier Kirtley from LC men's track, Jess Castelo from Washington and Lee women's lacrosse, and Ian Levin from Hampden-Sydney men's lacrosse.
Prior to the 2017-18 Division III basketball seasons, the ODAC announced a new partnership with V University virtual campus for supporting cancer research. As proud as the conference members were to announce the relationship, it doesn't match the satisfaction following the success of the first year's worth of sponsored events.
We're officially in the stretch run with the turn of the calendar to April. You wouldn't be able to tell from ODAC performances, however, as the athletes have been peaking for several weeks already. Those earning weekly honors include (pictured, l-r, t-b): Josh Hill from Guilford men's golf, Mary-Frances Hall from Washington and Lee women's golf, Ian Davies from Roanoke men's lacrosse, Kelsi Trevisan from Lynchburg women's lacrosse, Mara Briggs from RC women's track, Grant Amoateng from Eastern Mennonite men's track, Natalie Deacon from LC women's track, Keyontae Norfleet from Virginia Wesleyan men's track, Matt Hwang from Shenandoah men's tennis, Christina Harris from LC women's tennis, Ryan Duphorn from Randolph-Macon baseball, Madison Glaubke from VWU softball, Colin Selby from R-MC baseball, and Hanna Hull from VWU softball.
A long championship drought ended on Friday afternoon at the Harriet Rogers Riding Center at Sweet Briar College as Randolph College rode a stellar performance from its four-woman team to capture the 2018 ODAC Equestrian Championship title. The WildCats hoisted the league hardware for the first time since 2005 (then as Randolph-Macon Woman's College).
The annual ODAC Equestrian Championship returns to the center of the Commonwealth as Lynchburg College prepares to serve as host at the Harriet Rogers Riding Center on the campus of Sweet Briar College on March 30. Friday marks the first time the championship has been conducted at Sweet Briar since 2013.
Winter weather persisted for what spring sports hope is the final week of the year. While some sports saw limited contests, that didn't keep performances from hitting the upper echelon. Those earning weekly honors include (pictured, l-r, t-b): Will Salva from Roanoke baseball, Sydney Layman from Bridgewater softball, Bailey Hall from Eastern Mennonite baseball, Jakob Keidel from Virginia Wesleyan men's golf, Dani Murray and Jack Hodgson from Washington and Lee women's and men's lacrosse, Ashley Schmitz from Randolph women's tennis, Joe Dillenbeck from BC men's tennis, Dash Dericks from W&L men's track, Mara Briggs from RC women's track, DJ Petty from RAND men's track, Natalie Deacon from Lynchburg women's track, and Kelsi Martin from EMU softball.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. --- Washington and Lee University's contingent of swimmers shined over the course of four days at the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships on March 21-24. The Generals took home 13 All-American or Honorable Mention All-America laurels out of 20 entries in the championships competed at the Indiana University Natatorium in Indianapolis, Ind.