W&L CLAIMS ODAC COMMISSIONER'S CUP

SALEM, Va. -- The Washington and Lee athletic program captured the 2003 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Commissioner's Cup for overall excellence, marking the seventh time in nine years that the Generals have claimed the best overall program in the conference. W&L also won the men's overall cup for the eighth straight time and finished second in the women's overall cup.

W&L finished the combined cup race with 121.5 points, the highest overall score since the award was first presented following the 1994-95 season. Roanoke was second with 113.0 points, followed by Lynchburg (107.0), Bridgewater (92.5), Virginia Wesleyan (77.5), Randolph-Macon (75.0), Eastern Mennonite (73.0), Guilford (64.0), Hampden-Sydney (52.0), Emory & Henry (52.0), Hollins (24.0), Sweet Briar (20.0) and Randolph-Macon Woman's College (19.0).

In the men's cup race, W&L totaled 53.0 points, one point better than the second place finisher, Hamdpen-Sydney. Bridgewater was third with 44.0 points.

In the women's cup race, Roanoke was a repeat winner with 72.5 points. The Generals were second with 68.5 points, followed by Lynchburg with 64.0 points.

Washington and Lee's 23 varsity sports combined to post a 190-114-5 (.626) overall record and captured six ODAC Championships, including volleyball, women's soccer, women's swimming, women's lacrosse, men's tennis and women's tennis.

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