March 8, 2013

ODAC Announces Winter Sportsmanship Teams

FOREST, Va. – The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its 2013 ODAC/Stellar One Winter Sportsmanship teams and Washington and Lee had several athletes honored among the five winter sports.

Sophomore Patrick O'Connor (Richmond, Va./Douglas Freeman) and first-year Shelbi Hendricks (Louisville, Ky./Kentucky Country Day) were recognized on the men's and women's basketball teams, sophomore Caroline Hamp (Avon Lake, Ohio/Elyria Catholic) earned the award for women's swimming, and senior Molly Ortiz (Ketchikan, Alaska/Ketchikan) and junior Augustin Kim (La Habra, Calif./Troy) were honored for women's and men's indoor track and field. 

O'Connor appeared in 21 games with 12 starts as a forward for the men's basketball team. He averaged 4.3 points per game and 3.1 rebounds per contest.

A forward, Hendricks appeared in 24 games with three starts in her rookie season. She recorded 6.5 points per game, 4.1 rebounds per game 0.9 assists per game and 0.5 blocks per game. Hendricks notched seven double-digit point performances on the year, while registering one double-double in a 55-54 win over Randolph.

Hamp was named the ODAC Women's Swimmer of the Year after placing in the top three in five events, including three first-place performances at the ODAC Championship meet as the Generals claimed the league title. She broke a school, meet and conference record in the 100 fly (58.52) and also as a member of the 200 medley relay (1:48.11). A First Team All-ODAC honoree, Hamp registered her final winning performance in the 400 medley relay (3:59.99). 

Ortiz helped lead the women's indoor track and field team to a second-place finish at the ODAC Championship. She won the 3,000m (10:39.22) and also ran a leg of the ODAC meet-record setting DMR that crossed the line in 12:58.54 for first place.

Kim recorded multiple event wins during the men's indoor track and field season. At Marietta, he won both the 55m (6.61) and the 200m (23.56), and he took first place in the 60m in a time of 7.13 at Denison. 

As a whole, W&L's winter sports teams combined to post a 73-46 (.613) overall record, while claiming one conference championship.

 

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