Tony Gsell , the 1999 ODU Alumni Association Male Athlete of the Year is still ODU's all-time homerun leader with 37. He also led ODU with four career grand slam home runs. A three-time All-CAA selection and two time ABCA All-Regional pick, Gsell led the Monarchs with 17 homeruns and a .375 batting average and second on the team with 61 RBI's in 1999.
He finished his career at ODU as the fifth all-time leader in career runs scored (191), fifth all-time in hits (261), seventh in runs batted in (174), fourth in doubles (55) and second in total bases (447).
Gsell helped lead the Monarchs to the 1996 NCAA tournament. Gsell started 120 straight games at shortstop and second base before suffering a hand injury. He graduated with a degree in sports management.