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


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