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ODAC Releases Sportsmanship Teams For 2016-17 Academic Year

2016-17 ODAC Sportsmanship Team

FOREST, Va. – The Old Dominion Athletic Conference has released the ODAC Sportsmanship Teams for 2016-17 academic year. Teams were recognized in each of the league’s 24 sports including the 14 NCAA Division III programs sponsored by Emory & Henry College.

E&H’s group of 14 honorees consisted of eight seniors, three sophomores, two juniors and one freshman. Three different states (Virginia, North Carolina, Florida) and one foreign country (Ecuador) were represented on the list with 10 Virginia natives earning the designation.

“I am pleased that the conference recognizes student-athletes for their focus on fair play and sportsmanship," noted 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.

2016-17 ODAC Sportsmanship Team - Emory & Henry

Name   Year   Sport   Hometown
Eli Straw
So.
Baseball
Radford, Va.
Ryan Gravley
Sr.
Men's Basketball
Austinville, Va.
Megan Jacoby
Sr.
Women's Basketball
Richmond, Va.
Jackson Feezell
Sr.
Men's Cross Country
Gastonia, N.C.
Taylor Henderson
So.
Women's Cross Country
Glade Spring, Va.
Josh Compton
Sr.
Football
Richlands, Va.
Carlos Andrade
Fr.
Men's Golf
Guayaquil, ECUADOR
Chandler Copeland
Jr.
Men's Soccer
Newport News, Va.
Madison Vaughn
Jr.
Women's Soccer
Gate City, Va.
Riley Pudney
Sr.
Softball
Beech Mountain, N.C.
Jessica Richardson
Sr.
Women's Swimming
Vero Beach, Fla.
John Dalton Ferguson
Sr.
Men's Tennis
Gate City, Va.
Katie Meade
So.
Women's Tennis
Coeburn, Va.
Breanna Wallen
Sr.
Volleyball
Rye Cove, Va.

 

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