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March 29, 2012

LC Leads Commissioner's Cups Rankings

LC Leads Commissioner's Cups Rankings
Hornets Lead Men's Cup, Yellow Jackets Atop Women's Ranks

*Release Courtesy of the ODAC Sports Information Office
 
FOREST, Va. - The 2012 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) winter championships have all come to a close and the race for the Dan Wooldridge Overall Sports Champion Cup, sponsored by Farm Bureau Insurance, is underway.   Lynchburg College is atop the current rankings for the overall cup and the men’s cup, while Randolph-Macon College is currently first in the women's ranks.

Farm Bureau Insurance is the proud sponsor for the Dan Wooldridge Overall Champions Cup and the Men and Women's Commissioner's Cups.  Farm Bureau and the ODAC continue their partnership in focusing on the strength of the conference's student-athletes and maintaining the NCAA Division III philosophy of the complete student-athlete experience.  Aside from supporting the ODAC Commissioners' Cups, Farm Bureau is the sponsor of the ODAC's sport-by-sport scholar-athlete awards.

As determined by the ODAC Board of Directors, points for the Commissioner's Cups are based on regular-season standings in team sports and championship team finishes in individual sports.  Each institution has a total number of possible points it can collect based on its individual sport sponsorship.  The total number of points earned is then divided by the total number of possible points to determine the ranking for each institution.

Lynchburg, which has not won the overall sport trophy since 2001-02, currently has 77.0 points out of a possible 100.0 points for an overall rating of .770. The Hornets were crowned conference champions in men’s indoor track this winter.  In the fall, LC captured the men's cross country, field hockey and women’s soccer titles.  Randolph-Macon College owns a .765 rating, having earned 62.0 of a possible 81.0 points to sit in second position.  Washington and Lee University is third overall with a .716 mark, collecting 83.0 points out of 116.0.

In the men's ranks, Lynchburg tops the group with a .775 rating (31.0-of-40.0 points earned).  Randolph-Macon occupies the second spot with a .759 clip (22.0-of-29.0), and Virginia Wesleyan College holds down the third position with a .663 mark (26.5-of-40.0).

Randolph-Macon leads the women's cup race, having racked up 40.0 of a possible 52.0 points for a .769 rating.  Lynchburg and Washington and Lee follow closely behind.  The Hornets own a .767 rating (46.0-of-60.0) and the Generals are third with a .761 mark, collecting 52.5 points out of a possible 69.0.

For a look at the previous recipients of the Dan Wooldridge Overall Champions Cup, please visit the ODAC on the Internet at www.odaconline.com.

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