All Sports - Archives December 2017

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Twelve Student-Athletes Will Earn Degrees on Saturday
Academic Services 12/15/2017

During the halftime of the ODU vs. Maryland Eastern Shore men's basketball game on Nov. 27th, Old Dominion University celebrated student-athletes who will earn their undergraduate and graduate degrees this Saturday, December 16, 2017. Twelve student-athletes and a member of the spirit squad will walk across the stage during the winter graduation exercises at the Ted Constant Convocation Center. "The student-athletes who will graduate on Dec. 16th have done an outstanding job athletically and academically here at ODU," says Director of Athletics, Dr. Wood Selig. "It was great to see President John Broderick bestow upon them their student-athlete sashes that they will wear with their regalia during commencement. Earning a degree is our number one goal for all student-athletes and we congratulate them all for reaching this important milestone." December 2017 graduates include the following: Abigail Bingham Women's Rowing Geography Jonathan Duhart Football Criminal Justice Danielle Grega Field Hockey Biology Isaiah Harper Football Psychology Connor Myers Baseball Sport Management Courtney Nishnick Dance Psychology Justin Noye Football - Communication Marijana Novakovic Women's Tennis Finance Trey Porter Men's Basketball Communication Julia Van Dorsten Field Hockey *Masters of Engineering Management* Melvin Vaughn Football Criminal Justice Ben Verlander Baseball Communication Ingrid Vojcinakova Women's Tennis Civil Engineering

ODU Hunts for Third Straight Win Against Stags on Sunday at 1PM
Men's Basketball 12/14/2017

The Old Dominion men's basketball team will look to win its third straight on Sunday, Dec. 17 at Fairfield at 1:00 p.m. at George Bisacca Court at Alumni Hall. The game can be viewed via Facebook Live through Fairfield Athletics' page.

Seven Monarchs Named to Phil Steele All-Conference USA Team
Football 12/14/2017

NORFOLK, Va. Old Dominion University Football had seven players on the Phil Steele All-Conference USA team. Miles Fox, Oshane Ximines and Isaiah Harper earned first-team honors, Reed Buce and Darrell Brown second-team, and Ray Lawry and Nick Clarke received third-team accolades. Fox led all ODU defensive linemen and finished fourth on the team with 57 tackles, surpassing his previous season-high by 25. He tied for second on the team with a career-best 5.5 sacks and was third on the squad with nine tackles for loss. Ximines broke his own ODU single-season record and finished tied for second in Conference USA with 8.5 sacks. He finished fourth in C-USA with 14 tackles for loss and second with four forced fumbles. He also earned CoSIDA Academic All-District and C-USA All-Academic Team honors. Harper ranks eighth in FBS in kickoff return average with 29.1 yards per return. He is tied for third with three kickoff return touchdowns, including two at North Texas, and a 100-yard return against North Carolina. Brown led Conference USA with 8.4 yards per punt return, including a season-long 31-yarder in the win over Albany. Buce was flawless for a third-straight year on all snaps for punts and extra points/field goals. He also recorded a pair of tackles. Lawry finished fifth in Conference USA with 92.8 rushing yards per game while rushing for seven touchdowns. He had three 100-yard games on the year, including a season-high 166 yards and three touchdowns against WKU. He will finish his career ranked ninth in C-USA history with 4,080 yards. Clarke started all 12 games at center for the second-straight season, and has started 31-straight for the Monarchs. The honorable mention honor is the first of his career. Clarke played all but one snap on offense this season.

ODU Travels to William & Mary Sunday
Women's Basketball 12/14/2017

Following a 10-day hiatus, the Old Dominion women's basketball team returns to action this weekend at William & Mary on Sunday at 5 p.m. at Kaplan Arena.

Perdue Named VaSID Rookie of the Year, Akar Earns VaSID All-State First Team
Men's Soccer 12/13/2017

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. Brandon Perdue and Mertcan Akar earned Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) recognition announced by the organization Wednesday afternoon. Perdue was named a major award winner with Rookie of the Year honor, while Akar earned VaSID All-State First Team honors.

Marriner Named ODU Recipient of C-USA Spirit of Service Award
Football 12/12/2017

IRVING, TEXAS Old Dominion University Football senior running back Josh Marriner was named ODU's recipient of the Conference USA Spirit of Service Award, C-USA announced on Tuesday. The C-USA Spirit of Service Award is designed to recognize the community service efforts of the league's student-athletes, based upon significant community service, good academic standing and participation in their elected sport. The Spirit of Service Award will be presented three times throughout the season, with today's honorees representing Conference USA's fall sports: football, soccer, volleyball and cross country. A graduate transfer from UConn, Marriner holds a 3.51 grade point average while working on his Masters in public administration. Marriner finished his ODU career with 87 rushing yards on 24 carries. He was also a solid special teams player for the Monarchs, accumulating 14 special teams tackles in his two years with the program.

ODU Wrestling: Where Are They Now? Matt Small '03
Wrestling 12/12/2017

NORFOLK, Va. - ODU wrestling alumni Matt Small graduated in 2003 and went on to a career as a not only a teacher, but a successful wrestling leader and coach in the local wrestling community.

Former Monarch, Alan Schulte, Inducted into Indiana Golf Hall of Fame
Men's Golf 12/11/2017

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. - Former Old Dominion University men's golfer and ODU Hall of Famer Alan Schulte was recently inducted into the Indiana Golf Hall of Fame

Three Former Monarchs Played on Sunday in the NFL
Football 12/11/2017

Sunday was a banner day in the NFL for Old Dominion football, three players played in an NFL regular season game. Rick Lovato for the Eagles, Larry Pinkard for the Jaguars, and Rashaad Coward with the Bears. Coward started the day by playing for the Bears, becoming the first Monarch defensive player to play in an NFL regular season game. Coward was on the Bears practice squad for the first 12 weeks of the season before being signed to the 53 man roster and was activated for Sunday's game. He had one quarterback hit on the day. Pinkard saw his first NFL action several weeks ago, as he was also signed off the practice squad. He recorded his first career NFL catch for five yards in the Jaguars' 30-24 win over Seattle. Lovato has been with the Eagles the entire season, playing in all 13 games as the long snapper. Lovato and the Eagles defeated the Rams to move to an NFC best, 11-2. Taylor Heinicke and Zach Pascal are currently are currently on the practice squads of the Texans and Titans, respectively.

Join ODU Men's Hoops for “Meet the Monarchs” Breakfasts
Men's Basketball 12/11/2017

Join the Old Dominion men's basketball program and ODAF at the annual "Meet the Monarchs" Breakfasts! The dates for the 2017-18 season are Wednesday, January 10, 2018 and Wednesday, February 14 from 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. in the Big Blue Room of the Ted Constant Center.

ODU Baseball Voucher Books On Sale Now!
Baseball 12/11/2017

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Monarchs Fly Past Falcons of Bowling Green, 88-46
Men's Basketball 12/09/2017

In the first ever meeting, the Old Dominion men's basketball team (7-3, 0-0 C-USA) dominated Bowling Green (7-4, 0-0 MAC) by an 88-46 score at the Ted Constant Convocation Center on Saturday night. The Falcons entered the contest averaging 84.6 points per game and were held 39 points under their season average. ODU held a lead for 39:02 of the possible 40 minutes, while the game was tied for just 58 seconds.