Attila Vendegh Winner of CAA Scholar-Athlete Award

December 19, 2003
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Dec. 19, 2003

NORFOLK, VA - Old Dominion's Senior Forward Attila Vendegh (Bratislava, Slovakia) was named one of seven Fall Colonial Athletic Association Scholar-Athlete Award winners for 2003. Vendegh also won the award in 2002. Nominees for the award must be a starter or important reserve on their team and must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.20. This year, all winners achieved grade point averages of 3.59 or higher. Winners are selected by a vote of the sports information directors at each CAA institution.

Vendegh leaves Old Dominion as the all-time leading scorer, with 56 goals, 22 assists and 134 points, including 10 goals, six assists and a team-leading 26 points this season. He was named second team All-American in 2003 and received All-CAA first team honors for the fourth straight season. On the academic side, he received first team Academic All-America honors in 2002 and is a three-time recipient of the CAA Commissioner's Academic Award. A two-time CAA Player of the Year and 2000 CAA Rookie of the Year, Vendegh helped lead the Monarchs to consecutive second round NCAA College Cup appearances in 2002 and 2003 for the first time in school history.

The CAA honors a Scholar-Athlete in each of its 21 championships, including six in the fall.

2003 Fall CAA Scholar-Athlete Award Winners:
Men's Cross Country:  	Adam Otstot, William & Mary
Women's Cross Country:  Ali Henderson, William & Mary
Field Hockey:  		Leah Geib, Delaware
Men's Soccer:  		Arni Gunnarsson, Hofstra
			Attila Vendegh, Old Dominion
Women's Soccer:  	Leah Robinson, Virginia Commonwealth
Volleyball:  		Mary Clare Coghlan, Towson