W&L Riding Finishes Third at ODAC Championship

W&L Riding Finishes Third at ODAC Championship

HOLLINS, Va. -- The Washington and Lee riding team finished in third place out of six teams at the 2011 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championships held at the Hollins University Riding Center on Friday.

Hollins took home the championship with 21 points, while W&L and Sweet Briar both totaled 11 points.  Sweet Briar, however, took home reserve championship status.  Bridgewater (4th) and Randolph (5th) both notched eight points and Lynchburg rounded out the field with seven points.

Hollins' Emma Lane Poole was named the ODAC Rider of the Year, while Hollins Coach Sandy Gerald was tabbed Coach of the Year.  Sweet Briar's Olivia Smith received the Rookie of the Year Award and W&L junior Tamara Morse (Bristow, Va./Brentsville) was selected as the ODAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the second-straight year.

Morse also received First Team All-ODAC honors for the third time and was joined on the team by senior Allison Lemon (Roanoke, Va./North Cross School), who collected all-conference laurels for the fourth-straight season.

Action continues for W&L riding on Sunday as the Generals participate in the IHSA Zone competition.