Hedge, Lifka Named to ODAC/StellarOne Sportsmanship Teams

Hedge, Lifka Named to ODAC/StellarOne Sportsmanship Teams

FOREST, Va. --- The Old Dominion Athletic Conference is pleased to announce the 2012 ODAC/StellarOne Sportsmanship Teams in each of seven fall sports sponsored by the conference.  This marks the fourth year the league has recognized these fine student-athletes for their excellence in sportsmanship.

Sweet Briar Field Hockey player Addie Hedge (Winston-Salem, N.C./Mt. Tabor) and Vixen Soccer player Ali Lifka (Arden, N.C./T.C. Roberson)  both earned spots on the 2012 ODAC/StellarOne Sportsmanship Teams.  Hedge makes a repeat appearance on the ODAC sportsmanship squad.  The sophomore also earned the accolade during her rookie season.

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 they play for.

“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 of us.”

“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.

A complete of all sportsmanship team members is available at odaconline.com


Release courtesy of odaconline.com