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ODAC Releases Sportsmanship Team For 2017-18 Academic Year

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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

Name   Year   Sport   Hometown
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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