For the seventh year in a row, Washington and Lee’s varsity sports teams have captured the Dan Woolridge Cup as the overall sports champion in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. W&L has won the cup 14 times in its 16-year history.
Sponsored by Farm Bureau Insurance, the cup goes to the ODAC member institution with the best all-around athletic program based on points awarded for regular season standings in team sports and championship team finishes in individual sports. Each institution has a total number of possible points they can collect based on their individual sport sponsorship. The total number of earned points is then divided by the total number of possible points in order to come up with a ranking for each institution.
W&L had 132.0 points out of a possible 187.0 for a 0.706 rating in claiming the trophy for the 14th time in the 16 years that it has been awarded. Lynchburg College came in second.
In addition, the Washington and Lee women’s teams claimed the women’s sport trophy for the seventh year in a row, with a 0.85 rating, getting 83.0 of a possible 98.0 points. Roanoke College finished second. In the men’s standings, W&L finished sixth overall, with a 0.55 rating. Lynchburg College was first.
The Generals’ record in all conference contests was 181-118-7 (.603). W&L won ODAC Championships in women’s soccer, women’s basketball, women’s swimming, women’s lacrosse, men’s tennis and women’s tennis.
The all-time cup standings can be seen on the ODAC website.
Since the ODAC’s founding in 1976-77, W&L has won 158 championships — 80 by the men and 78 by the women.