FOREST, Va. – The Old Dominion Athletic Conference has released its All-Academic Team for the 2018-19 academic year. The number of honorees conference-wide set a new record for the eclipsing the 2,000 mark with 2,094 student-athletes receiving recognition.
Eligibility for the ODAC All-Academic Team is open to any student-athlete that competes in a conference-sponsored sport, regardless of academic class. He or she must achieve at least a 3.25 grade point average for the year to be considered for an ODAC All-Academic Award.
Emory & Henry had 118 athletes named to the team. Nine other schools in the league saw over 100 student-athletes on the list with Washington and Lee University topping the table at 373. Also over 200 honorees were Shenandoah University (231) and Randolph-Macon College (211) while University of Lynchburg (188) and Bridgewater College (158) each had over 150.
Emory & Henry was led by its football, women's soccer, softball, men's cross country and women's tennis teams. The football team received the highest number of male honors with 23 while women's soccer and softball led the female sports with 11. Men's cross country (50% – 3-of-6) led the way in percentage of men's student-athletes while women's tennis (75% – 7-of-8) had the top percentage of women's accolades per team.
Women's soccer (57.9%), women's basketball (52.6%), women's cross country (50%) and women's swimming (50%) also saw at least half of their student-athletes receive All-Academic honors.