ODAC Equestrian Championship Preview
Teams Ready For Action At Randolph
FOREST, Va. --- A great deal of parity amongst the Old Dominion Athletic Conference schools will be showcased on Friday, April 6 at the 2012 ODAC Equestrian Championship. The championship will take place at the Randolph College Riding Center and Lynchburg College will serve as the host of the event.
Hollins University won its second straight and conference-best 19th crown with a total of 21 points at the 2011 championship. Sweet Briar College and Washington and Lee University tied with 11 points apiece, but it was the Vixens that were awarded the Reserve finish. Bridgewater College and Randolph posted eight-point days, while Lynchburg secured seven markers.
HU's Emma Lane Poole recorded a 84.375 average over three disciplines to top the 10-rider All-ODAC Team and earn ODAC Rider of the Year honors. Hollins head coach Sandy Gerald collected a second-straight ODAC Coach of the Year award, her sixth overall accolade. Sweet Briar's Olivia Smith was tabbed the ODAC Rookie of the Year, having also earned a spot on the All-ODAC Team. The Generals' Tamara Morse also turned a double, positioning herself on the All-ODAC Team and winning her second straight ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Rider Award.
Below is information on the 2012 championship. For more information on all ODAC sports, visit any of the participating schools' websites or go to the ODAC on the Internet at www.odaconline.com.
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
2012 Equestrian Championship
Hosted by Lynchburg College at the Randolph Riding Center
Friday, April 6
Mrs. Michelle Morosky, Revere, Pa.
Mrs. Lisa Hammerschmidt, Montpilier, Va.
Competition Manager and Course Designer:
Mr. Matt Arrigon, Lynchburg, Va.
Announcer and EMT:
Mrs. Ariadne Paxton, Rockbridge Baths, Va.
Sweet Briar: 9:30am
Washington and Lee: 10:00am
11:45am: Coaches Meeting – Draw for order
12:30pm: Class 1 – ODAC Equitation over fences
Presentation of Awards for Class 1
Class 2 – ODAC Equitation over fences
Presentation of Awards for Class 2
Class 3 – ODAC Equitation on the flat
Presentation of Awards for Class 3
ODAC Team Championship
ODAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year
ODAC Rider of the Year
ODAC Rookie of the Year
At the conclusion of the competition – ODAC Equestrian Annual Meeting