Finals week and preparation for holiday breaks left ODAC fans with just a handful of men's and women's basketball games to enjoy. The games that were played saw ODAC teams win 14-of-18 non-conference games between the two sports. This week's ODAC Players of the Week are Sammy Thomas from Eastern Mennonite men's basketball and Briana Moore from Bridgewater women's basketball.
Ferrum College running back Brian Mann, University of Lynchburg goalkeeper Delia LoSapio, and Randolph-Macon College midfielder Maddie Burns headline the ODAC's contingent of academic student-athlete honors from CoSIDA as the trio were tabbed Google Cloud Academic All-Americans from the fall seasons.
A combination of gearing down some for the holidays and hefty winter storm over the weekend left us one sport shy in this week's report, but those that did compete put together some stellar performances. Those earning ODAC weekly honors included (pictured from left and top): Maria Vinson from Roanoke women's swimming, Austin Wrighten from Lynchburg men's basketball, Kelly Williams from Randolph-Macon women's basketball, Shamyra Wilkerson from Shenandoah track, Curtis Dudley and Jaylyn Lane from Virginia Wesleyan track, and Jason White from SU track.
Shenandoah University quarterback Hayden Bauserman earned a special distinction on Thursday evening as the Hornets senior signal-caller was named a finalist for the Gagliardi Trophy, which is largely considered an award to recognize the Division III player of the year. Bauserman is the third ODAC student-athlete to earn a spot among the final four, joining for Guilford College quarterback Matt Pawlowski in 2015 and former Washington and Lee University running back/kicker Luke Heinsohn in 2012.
The Women's Basketball Coaches Association in partnership with Beyond Sports is pleased to announce that the inaugural Beyond Sports Division III All-Star Game presented by the WBCA will be held Saturday, March 16, 2019, at the Cregger Center.
Indoor track opened its schedule with several events this weekend, doubling the amount of weekly honors for this report. Those earning ODAC weekly honors included (pictured from left and top): DJ Petty from Randolph men's track, Maddie Van Aken from Lynchburg women's track, Grant Amoateng from Eastern Mennonite men's track, Austin Wrighten from Lynchburg men's basketball, Megan Horn from Washington and Lee women's basketball, Danny Lynch and Emily Hageboeck from W&L swimming, and Kaitlyn Johnson from Lynchburg women's track.
The fall review of the ODAC Commissioner's Cups presented by Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance features the same two squads atop all three tables for the second straight year, but the roles are reversed from the 2017 snapshot. The University of Lynchburg and Washington and Lee University are first and second in all three cup races with Lynchburg taking up the top spot in each.
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference is proud to continue its association with the V University virtual campus supporting cancer research thru the V Foundation for Cancer Research and the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Events supporting the initiative are scheduled for each basketball-sponsoring member institution.
University of Lynchburg athletics is proud to announce the launch of the freshly redesigned LynchburgSports.com Wednesday, Nov. 28. The launch of the revamped website is the culmination of a months-long collaboration between Lynchburg athletics' staff and PrestoSports, one of the leading website management platforms in college athletics.
Thanksgiving Week left us with just men's and women's basketball in action. Those earning ODAC weekly honors are Kelsey Wisner from Randolph-Macon women's basketball and Justin Dula from Randolph men's basketball.
Junior Anthony Williams (Purcellville, Va./Woodgrove) recorded another pair of interceptions and junior Calvin Whitehead (Richmond, Va./Hermitage) had nine tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss, as the Randolph-Macon football team dropped a 35-6 decision at No. 23 Muhlenberg Saturday afternoon in the second round of the NCAA Championship.
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) united during the fall semester to help local organizations, by conducting food drives on the campuses of each member institution. The conference’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) organized the conference-wide food drive as their first of two community service initiatives in 2018-19.
Randolph-Macon College women's basketball coach Carroll LaHaye became the ODAC's all-time leader in basketball victories on Tuesday, regardless of gender. The Yellow Jackets 94-87 triumph in their ODAC opener at Bridgewater College marked the 612th win over LaHaye's career.
Shenandoah quarterback Hayden Bauserman and Bridgewater linebacker Re'Shaun Myers took home ODAC Player of the Year awards while Randolph-Macon and Bridgewater combined for 28 all-conference honorees to lead the 2018 All-ODAC Football Awards.
Men's and women's swimming and men's and women's hoops continued their regular seasons with fall sports now fully complete thru their regular slates. Those earning ODAC weekly honors include (pictured from top-left): Patrick Sullivan from Washington and Lee men's swimming, Kelly Williams from Randolph-Macon women's basketball, Daniel Spencer from Emory & Henry men's basketball, and Emily Hageboeck from W&L women's swimming.
University of Lynchburg sophomore Kaitlyn Johnson highlighted the ODAC's contingent of five runners at the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships as she earned All-American honors. She is the first All-American in Lynchburg women's cross country history.