May 13, 2014

W&L Claims the 2014 ODAC Overall Sports Champion Cup

FOREST, Va. — For the 12th-consecutive year, Washington and Lee University has claimed the Dan Wooldridge Overall Sports Champion Cup, as announced by the Old Dominion Athletic Conference on Tuesday. The Generals claimed both the Women’s Commissioner’s Cup and the Men’s Commissioner’s Cup on their way to the overall title for the 2013-14 school year.

The cup, sponsored by Farm Bureau Insurance, is presented to the school that exhibits the best all-around athletic program in the conference. 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 their individual sport sponsorship. The total number of points earned is then divided by the total number of possible points in order to come up with a ranking for each institution.

Washington and Lee collected 166.5 of a possible 220.0 points for a 0.757 rating to win its 18th overall cup. Randolph-Macon claimed second (0.738), while Lynchburg took third (0.711). The Generals are the only school to ever sweep all three cups. They have done it nine times, including each of the past two seasons.

W&L secured the women’s cup by edging Randolph-Macon. The Generals registered a 0.782 rating compared to a 0.777 mark for the Yellow Jackets. The Blue and White has won 11 straight women’s cups and 14 overall.

On the men’s side, W&L secured a 0.728 rating to claim the cup for the 15th time, including each of the last two years. Lynchburg was second with a 0.695 mark and R-MC took third at 0.689.

The Generals have compiled a 180-116-6 (.606) overall record during the 2013-14 school year thus far. The Blue and White took home ODAC Championships in volleyball, women’s swimming, riding, men’s tennis, women’s tennis and women’s lacrosse.

DAN WOOLDRIDGE OVERALL SPORTS CHAMPION CUP STANDINGS
1. Washington and Lee, 0.757
2. Randolph-Macon, 0.738
3. Lynchburg, 0.711
4. Bridgewater, 0.639
5. Virginia Wesleyan, 0.611
6. Roanoke, 0.599
7. Eastern Mennonite, 0.491
8. Guilford, 0.479
9. Shenandoah, 0.472
10. Randolph, 0.352
11. Emory & Henry, 0.326

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