LC Leads Commissioner's Cups Rankings
Hornets Lead Men's Cup, Generals Atop Women's Ranks
FOREST, Va. --- The 2011 Old Dominion
Athletic Conference (ODAC) winter championships have all come to a
close and the race for the Dan Wooldridge Overall Sports Champion
Cup, sponsored by Farm Bureau Insurance, is underway.
Lynchburg College is atop the current rankings for the overall cup
and the men’s cup, while Washington and Lee University is
currently first in the women's ranks.
Farm Bureau Insurance is the proud sponsor for the Dan Wooldridge Overall Champions Cup and the 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 Commissioner's Cups are based on regular-season standings in team sports and championship team finishes in individual sports. Each institution has a total number of possible points it can collect based on its individual sport sponsorship. The total number of points earned is then divided by the total number of possible points to determine the ranking for each institution.
Lynchburg, which has not won the overall sport trophy since 2001-02, currently has 79.0 points out of a possible 97.0 points for an overall rating of 0.814. The Hornets were crowned conference champions in men’s and women’s indoor track & field this winter. In the fall, LC captured the men's cross country, field hockey, men's soccer and women’s soccer titles. Randolph-Macon owns a .750 rating, having earned 58.5 of a possible 78.0 points to sit in second position. Washington and Lee is third overall with a .725 mark, collecting 80.5 points out of 111.0.
In the men's ranks, Lynchburg tops the group with a .821 rating (32.0-of-39.0 points earned). Virginia Wesleyan College occupies the second spot with a .782 rating (30.5-of-39), and Guilford holds down the third position with a .641 mark (29.5-of-46).
Washington and Lee leads the women's cup race, having racked up 53.5 of a possible 65 points for a .823 rating. Randolph-Macon and Lynchburg are inside .13 of the Generals' lead. The Yellow Jackets own a .816 rating (40.0-of-49.0), followed closely by the Hornets with a .810 rating (47.0-of-58.0).
For a look at the previous recipients of the Dan Wooldridge Overall Champions Cup, please visit the ODAC on the Internet at www.odaconline.com.