Six Eastern Mennonite University student-athletes have been honored by the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC), earning spots on the ODAC/StellarOne Sportsmanship Teams. A total of 103 players from around the conference were named to the teams.
The six honorees are: senior Michael Allen(Fork Union, VA/Louisa County) from men’s track & field,
junior Jonathan Estrada (Miami, FL/Doral Academy) from baseball, junior Brooke Hensley (Elkton, VA/Spotswood) from softball, sophomore Lanae Kreider (Harrisonburg, VA/Broadway) from women’s track & field, freshman Brittany McDonaldson (Harrisonburg, VA/Harrisonburg) from women’s golf, and senior Andre Swartzentruber from (Keezletown, VA/Spotswood) men’s golf.
The 2013 ODAC/StellarOne Sportsmanship Teams are awarded to each of 11 spring sports sponsored by the conference. This marks the fourth year the league has recognized these fine student-athletes for their excellence in sportsmanship.
“The conference prides itself on positive sportsmanship and encouraging student-athletes to lead by example,” said Brad Bankston, commissioner of the ODAC. “Each one of the honorees has been selected by the coaches in recognition of their conduct in the arena.”
The ODAC has a rich tradition in promoting fair play and good sportsmanship in each sport across the league. The character of the conference’s student-athletes on and off the field is a representation of not only the individuals and teams, but also the institutions they play for.
“All of us at StellarOne Bank are excited to be an official corporate sponsor, touching the lives of so many in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference,” said Angela Ross, chief branding officer for StellarOne.