FOREST, Va. --- The Old Dominion Athletic Conference is pleased to announce the 2013 ODAC/StellarOne Sportsmanship Teams in each of 11 spring sports sponsored by the conference. This marks the fourth year the league has recognized these fine student-athletes for their excellence in sportsmanship.
Vixen student-athletes Kelsey Barta (lacrosse), Elizabeth Koslow (equestrian), Sarah Manter (tennis) and Nikki Thompson (softball) were among the 103 student-athletes to earn the honor.
“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.”
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.
“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.
Release courtesy of odaconline.com