Guilford College President Jane Fernandes announced Susan Preston Bower as the College's athletic director Tuesday. Bower succeeds interim director Craig Eilbacher, Guilford's faculty athletic representative, who has filled the position since January. The Quakers' first full-time athletic director since 2007, Bower begins her tenure August 1.
Randolph College has announced the hiring of Anthony C. Berich as its new director of athletics. Berich brings with him 21 years of post-secondary management experience with NCAA Division I, II, and III programs and 15 years of NCAA coaching experience at the NCAA Division II and Division III level. In addition, he has worked extensively in budgeting, development, project management, NCAA compliance, and NCAA committee appointments.
A pair of ODAC standout right-handers had a new door opened for them earlier this week in the annual Major League Baseball first-year player draft. Randolph-Macon College junior Colin Selby and Shenandoah University senior Colin Morse were selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates and Washington Nationals, respectively, on Wednesday.
The ODAC continued its trend of immersive professional development and alternative programming this past May with a fourth successful Women in Athletics Symposium. Roanoke College served as the host venue for the popular two-day affair on May 20-21.
The College Football 150th Anniversary has debuted another component of its celebration with the launch of its website at CFB150.org. The site will be designed in conjunction with SIDEARM Sports, a Learfield Company.
Two of the ODAC's charter member schools feature in the season's final honors as Bridgewater College and Washington and Lee University student-athletes garnered the Marjorie Berkley and Harry G. "Doc" Jopson Scholar-Athlete Awards in a vote of the league's Board of Directors. Bridgewater track & field multi-athlete Amber Celen earned the Berkley Award, while Washington and Lee soccer goalkeeper Gillen Beck received the Jopson Award.
Two down, two to go. That could be a theme for Virginia Wesleyan University softball and the class of 2020, especially for sophomore Hanna Hull as the Marlins lefty was named the Division III Player of the Year for the second straight season by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA).
The NCAA Division III softball walnut and bronze prize resides in The Commonwealth for another year as reigning national champion Virginia Wesleyan University claimed its second straight title with a 3-1 victory over Illinois Wesleyan University in game three of the best-of-three championship series in Oklahoma City, Okla.
The No. 1 Virginia Wesleyan University softball team split the first two games of the NCAA Division III Championship Title Series with Illinois Wesleyan University Monday afternoon at the USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium. The squad came out victorious in game one, winning 6-1, before being edged, 5-4, in extra innings in game two. With the results, the Marlins are now 54-3 on the season and will square off against Illinois Wesleyan in a winner take all game beginning at 11 a.m. (12 p.m. EST) on Tuesday.
Sophomore Ryan Duphorn (Erial, N.J./Paul VI) went 3 for 4 with one run and three RBI as the top-seeded Randolph-Macon baseball team fell 8-6 to No. 5 Texas-Tyler Monday afternoon at the NCAA Division III World Series at Fox Cities Stadium.
Senior Rick Spiers (South Chesterfield, Va./Matoaca) lined an inside-the-park home run and drove in four as the top-seeded Randolph-Macon baseball team fifth-seeded Texas-Tyler 6-1 Sunday evening at Fox Cities Stadium on Day 3 of the NCAA Division III Baseball Championship.
Two women and a pair of men highlighted the ODAC's showing at the 2018 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships as the quartet earned All-American honors with top-eight performances in their respective events. All eight athletes representing conference-member schools acquitted themselves well over three days of competition in La Crosse, Wis.
Virginia Wesleyan University is one step closer to defending its 2017 national championship as the Marlins punched their ticket to the best-of-three national championship series with a 1-0 shutout of Ithaca College on day four of the NCAA Division III Softball Tournament championship round in Oklahoma City, Okla.
Senior Cole Migliorini (Stafford, Va./Colonial Forge) and junior Cole Grinde (Woodford, Va/Caroline) combined for six hits, four runs and seven RBI as the top-seeded Randolph-Macon baseball team defeated No. 8 Misericordia 14-6 in an elimination game Sunday morning at Fox Cities Stadium on Day 3 of the NCAA Division III World Series.
Hanna Hull fanned 13 batters on the way to her 37th victory while Cassetty Howerin and Jessica Lindsay both homered in Virginia Wesleyan University's 3-0 whitewashing of Luther College to advance in the NCAA Division III Softball Tournament championship series in Oklahoma City, Okla.
Junior Jeff Butler (Chesapeake, Va./Western Branch) recorded his first collegiate 5-hit game, and junior Nick Roth (Henrico, Va./Benedictine) hurled seven solid innings as the top-seeded Randolph-Macon baseball team registered an 11-4 victory over No. 4 Oswego State in an elimination game Saturday morning on Day 2 of the 2018 NCAA Division III Baseball Championship at Fox Cities Stadium.