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New Conference. New Era. With
our announcement last spring that we would be joining Conference
USA in 2013, the level of competition and our national visibility
have risen tremendously. 2013 marks a new era for the Monarchs.
While we are very excited for this transition to the next level, we
are also cognizant of what is to be expected from all of us
associated with Old Dominion University. Our general premise is
let's collectively give a Championship Effort every day and the
desired lofty academic and athletic results will be achieved. So
how did we do in 2012?
Once again our
student-athletes did a masterful job in the classroom as over half
earned a 3.0 GPA or higher last semester and almost 5% of all ODU
student-athletes earned a perfect 4.0! Between the spring and
winter commencements, 89 Monarch student-athletes walked across the
stage to accept their degrees. Our student-athletes remain
committed to challenging themselves in the classroom, as we
continue to graduate over 91% of our student-athletes who exhaust
There was also a tremendous
Championship Effort given last year by all of you. Our ODAF members
and athletic supporters helped us achieve our goal, and a record
setting philanthropic year with annual giving exceeding $3.39
million and membership hitting an all-time high of 2,883 donors.
Collectively, private giving to the ODAF exceeded $6.5 million in
2012. We are also more than half way towards our fundraising goal
to construct a new, state of the art, men's and women's basketball
As part of our strategic plan
for ODU athletics, we have asked the ODAF to increase annual giving
by 10% each of the next five years. This certainly is an ambitious
fundraising goal, but one that we simply must accomplish if we
desire to remain nationally competitive and relevant across all 18
intercollegiate athletic programs. Year two of our strategic plan
had us right on track with an 11% increase in annual giving. Please
help us keep pace in 2013 by renewing your ODAF membership, joining
the 110% club, and helping us attract new ODAF members. This
brochure contains your ODAF giving history and personalized pledge
card found on the back inside cover.
Our best days institutionally
and athletically are still ahead. Help us maximize our potential by
supporting the ODAF and our 454 student-athletes who represent ODU
so well each and every day with their Championship Effort. Thank
you for your contributions to our success.
Learn how you can support the Old Dominion Athletic Foundation. Sign up and become part of the tradition.