FOREST, Va. – The Old Dominion Athletic Conference has released the ODAC/StellarOne Sportsmanship Teams for the fall 2012 season. Seventy-five student-athletes across seven sports were honored from 14 different institutions that compete in the ODAC.
Emory & Henry’s selections were men’s cross country senior Matthew Williams (Stuart, Va.), women’s cross country junior Olivia Bailey (Chilhowie, Va.), football junior wide receiver Chad Williams (Elkton, Va.), men’s soccer sophomore midfielder Jared Eiriksson (Blackstone, Va.), women’s soccer freshman midfielder Blair Vaughn (Gate City, Va.) and volleyball senior middle Kim Caudill (Galax, Va.).
“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
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.