Saluting the Spring Scholar-Athletes
Continuing a 'Partnership in Excellence'
FOREST, Va. --- The ODAC and Farm Bureau
Insurance have built a strong relationship over the past few years,
emphasizing the importance of the complete student-athlete
experience at the NCAA Division III level. That "Partnership
in Excellence" continued this spring as the ODAC and Farm Bureau
Insurance salute the 10 winners of the 2011 ODAC/Farm Bureau
Insurance Scholar-Athlete Awards from the spring athletic
The ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar Athlete Award is given to a student-athlete in each of the conference's 22 sponsored sports. Farm Bureau Insurance of Virginia is the presenter of each of the ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete Awards, forming a partnership with the ODAC to emphasize the NCAA Division III philosophy of the complete student-athlete experience. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore standing and have spent at least one full academic year at the nominating institution, must maintain at least a 3.2 cumulative grade point average, and must have participated in at least 50-percent of the team's events as a starter or key contributor. The awards are selected in a vote of the conference's sports information directors.
Listed and linked below are each of the winners from the ODAC's nine spring sports. To learn more about each athlete, click the associated link.
EQUESTRIAN: Tamara Morse, Washington and Lee University
MEN'S LACROSSE: Justin Tuma, Roanoke College
WOMEN'S LACROSSE: Emmy Mathews, Washington and Lee University
SOFTBALL: Lauren Childress, Bridgewater College
MEN'S TRACK & FIELD: David Doobin, Washington and Lee University
WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD: Christina Rhodes, Bridgewater College
MEN'S TENNIS: Will Hall, Washington and Lee University
WOMEN'S TENNIS: Sarah Budrus, Hollins University