Hornets Retain Men's Cup for Fourth Straight Season
FOREST, Va. --- The competition for the
2011-12 ODAC Commissioner's Cups proved to be as tight as some of
the standings through the athletic seasons. Washington and
Lee University edged Lynchburg College by .019 rating points to
claim its ninth straight Dan Wooldridge Overall Sports Champion
Cup, sponsored by Farm Bureau Insurance. The Generals also
retained the Women's Commissioner's Cup for the ninth consecutive
year. Lynchburg won its fourth straight Men's Commissioner's
Click for complete 2011-12 Commissioner's Cup rankings.
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.
The race of the overall cup came down to the final results from the spring sports. Washington and Lee racked up 143.0 points out of a possible 195.0 for a rating of .733. Lynchburg collected 135.0 total tallies against 189.0 possible points for a .714 rating. Randolph-Macon College (101.0-of-148.0 / .682) held off Bridgewater College (130.5-of-197.0 / .662) by .020 rating points for third overall.
Washington and Lee, winners of its 16th overall sport trophy, locked up its 12th women's cup with a .788 rating, which is .074 clear of second place Lynchburg. The Generals won the team championship in swimming and finished atop the regular season rankings in women's lacrosse, women's tennis and volleyball. W&L earned men's first place points in football and men's tennis on the way to a third place finish (.685 rating).
Lynchburg earned first place points in seven ODAC sports, including five on the men's side towards an accumulation of 60.0 of a possible 84.0 points and a .714 rating. The Hornets claimed top prize in baseball, men's lacrosse, men's cross country, and men's indoor and outdoor track. LC also earned top points in field hockey and women's soccer, which helped it to a second place showing in the women's cup standings (.714 rating).
Randolph-Macon finished in the top-three in each cup's standings. In the overall compeition, R-MC collected 101.0 of a possible 148.0 points for a .682 mark. The Yellow Jackets ranked second in the men's chart with a .685 rating (44.5-of-65.0 points), and placed third in the women's cup with a .681 rating (56.5-of-83.0 points).
Below are links to results from the 2011-12 ODAC Commissioner's Cups, as well as links to results from past seasons. For more information on the ODAC Commissioner's Cups and ODAC athletics, visit the websites of any of the participating schools, or go to the ODAC's home on the Internet at www.odaconline.com.
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