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W&L Claims the 2012 ODAC Overall Sports Champion Cup

FOREST, Va. — The Old Dominion Athletic Conference has announced that Washington and Lee University has claimed the Dan Wooldridge Overall Sports Champion Cup for the ninth-straight year.

The cup, sponsored by Farm Bureau Insurance, is presented to the school that exhibits the best all-around athletic program in the conference.  Points for the Commissioner’s Cups are based on 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 points earned is then divided by the total number of possible points in order to come up with a ranking for each institution.

The Generals claimed the 2012 Wooldridge Cup by the slimmest of margins, edging out Lynchburg College by a rating of .019.  W&L accumulated 143.0 points of a possible 195.0 for a 0.733 rating in claiming the trophy for the 16th time in the 18 years that it has been awarded.  Lynchburg collected 135.0 points out of 189.0 possible for a 0.714 rating to finish in second place.

Washington and Lee also claimed the women’s sport trophy for the ninth year in a row with a 0.788 rating, having tallied 82.0 of a possible 104.0 points.  Lynchburg also finished second in the race for the women’s cup with a 0.714 rating.

The Generals finished third overall in the race for the men’s sport trophy, totaling a 0.670 rating.  Lynchburg claimed the men’s cup with a 0.714 rating, followed by Randolph-Macon at 0.685.

Washington and Lee has compiled a 179-120-6 (.597) overall record during the 2011-12 school year thus far.  The Generals took home ODAC Championships in women’s swimming, women’s lacrosse, men’s tennis and women’s tennis.

1. Washington and Lee, 0.733
2. Lynchburg, 0.714
3. Randolph-Macon, 0.682
4. Bridgewater, 0.662
5. Roanoke, 0.609
6. Virginia Wesleyan, 0.571
7. Guilford, 0.513
8. Eastern Mennonite, 0.412
9. Randolph, 0.335
10. Emory & Henry, 0.333

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