About Us

Throughout 2013, ODU teams and supporters proved that we were a program on the rise. In the midst of our first full year of Conference USA competition, the entire ODU community demonstrated a Championship Effort. The school's first ever FBS football win, selling out our 35th consecutive home football game, and postseason fall NCAA appearances by both our field hockey and men's soccer teams, are just a few examples of this Championship Effort contributed by so many. 

The sports arena was not the only area where our student-athletes gave their Championship Effort. In 2013, ODU student-athletes excelled in the classroom as well. More than half of our 454 student-athletes now carry a GPA of 3.0 or better and nearly a third earned Dean's List honors, 3.4 or better.

The 2013 year was also a Championship one for the ODAF. This year the ODAF eclipsed 3,000 members for the first time in school history, including 100% participation by our 130 full time ODU athletic department staff and coaches. In addition our members helped increase the annual fund by 10% with a record setting $3.86 million. With the anticipation of beginning the planning and design in 2014 of the brand new state-of-the-art basketball practice facility, the ODAF is focusing on raising the final $2 million of the $8.4 million project. Many attractive naming opportunities are still available for this complex, so please contact the ODAF for more information.

While proud of our past achievements, it is essential that we continue to look forward. We must continue to provide our teams the necessary resources they need to succeed. An annual scholarship bill of over $8.4 million, the need to maintain and build world class facilities, and a successful transition to Conference USA makes this a crucial time for ODU athletics. 

To maintain our trajectory of success, a Championship Effort by all associated with ODU athletics must continue. Your contribution to the ODAF is the best way to help propel ODU athletics forward. In an effort to help support our increasing expenses, we are asking all of our ODAF members to join the 110% club. Your participation at this level will assist us greatly in supporting all of our eighteen athletic programs. On behalf of our 454 student athletes, I thank you in advance for your support. We all value your role on our team.


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