The Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) announced its 2016-17 ODAC Sportsmanship Teams for each of the conference's 24 sponsored sports. The squads are comprised of a student-athlete selected by the coaching staffs of each team competing under the banner with all sports and schools fully represented.
Six Marlins were named to the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) All-Academic Team as the squad was released. A total of 217 student-athletes from 37 colleges and universities found their names listed.
Wednesday saw the Virginia Wesleyan women's tennis Team suffer a 9-0 defeat at the hands of visiting Randolph-Macon College. The visiting Yellow Jackets battled to a 3-0 lead in doubles and faced little resistance in the singles portion of the afternoon.
Time and time again on Wednesday afternoon the Virginia Wesleyan women's tennis team was able to execute in crucial situations, ultimately paving the way for a 7-2 victory over visiting Penn State University-Abington.
The 2017 season for the Virginia Wesleyan women's tennis team kicked off Sunday afternoon with a trip to Lexington, Virginia to face nationally-ranked conference foe Washington & Lee University. The No. 16-ranked Generals proved too much for the Marlins, blanking Virginia Wesleyan en route to a 9-0 decision.
Fourteen-time defending champion Washington and Lee University stands atop the ODAC Women's Tennis Preseason Poll, conducted annually by the league's head coaches. The Generals earned 121 points with a full allotment of 10 first place votes. Randolph-Macon College picked up the remaining top nod and joined W&L above the century mark with 109 points. Roanoke College rounds out the top three with 96 points.