FOREST, Va. – The Old Dominion Athletic Conference has released the ODAC/StellarOne Sportsmanship Teams for the winter 2011-12 season. Fourty-seven student-athletes across five sports were honored from 15 different institutions that compete in the ODAC.
Emory & Henry’s selections were senior men’s basketball guard Mike Owens (Quinton, Va.), senior women's basketball forward Ashlyn Baird (Boone, N.C.) and junior women's swimmer Rachel Kroggel (Cookeville, Tenn.).
“I am pleased that the conference recognizes
student-athletes for their focus on fair play and
sportsmanship," explained ODAC Commissioner Brad
Bankston. "The conference prides itself on
positive sportsmanship and encouraging student-athletes to lead by
example. Each one of the honorees has been selected by the coaches
in recognition of their conduct in the arena. My hat is off
to these student-athletes - thanking them for the example they set
for all of us.”
The ODAC has a rich tradition in promoting fair play and good sportsmanship in each sport across the league. The character of the conference’s student-athletes on and off the field is a representation of not only the individuals and teams, but also the institutions for which they play.
“All of us at StellarOne Bank are excited to be an official corporate sponsor, touching the lives of so many in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference," said Angela Ross, Chief Branding Officer for StellarOne.