FOREST, Va. – The Old Dominion Athletic Conference has released the ODAC Sportsmanship Team for 2017-18 academic year. Teams were recognized in each of the league's 24 sports including the 16 NCAA Division III programs sponsored by Emory & Henry College.
E&H's group of 16 honorees consisted of five seniors, six sophomores, four sophomores and one freshman. four different states were represented on the list with 11 Virginia natives earning the designation.
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"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.
2017-18 ODAC Sportsmanship Team - Emory & Henry
|Connor Stevenson||Jr.||Baseball||Stephens City, Va.|
|Andrew Davis||Jr.||Men's Basketball||Wake Forest, N.C.|
|Tessa Johnston||Jr.||Women's Basketball||High Point, N.C.|
|Buck Kirtland||Sr.||Men's Cross Country||Richmond, Va.|
|Erica Grupp||So.||Women's Cross Country||Charlottesville, Va.|
|Kevin Saxton||Sr.||Football||Monroe, N.C.|
|Blake Benson||Fr.||Men's Golf||Knoxville, Tenn.|
|Laura Mister||Jr.||Women's Golf||Herndon, Va.|
|Chandler Copeland||Sr.||Men's Soccer||Newport News, Va.|
|Madison Vaughn||Sr.||Women's Soccer||Gate City, Va.|
|Tiffany Cole||So.||Softball||Wise, Va.|
|Evan Prillhart||So.||Men's Swimming||Johnson City, Tenn.|
|Kelsey Jones||Sr.||Women's Swimming||Roanoke, Va.|
|Taylor Hines||Fr.||Men's Tennis||Jonesville, Va.|
|Katie Meade||Jr.||Women's Tennis||Coeburn, Va.|
|Sam McCauley||Jr.||Volleyball||Glade Spring, Va.|
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