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Clay Ransone

Clay Ransone

Are you an alumnus of ODU?
        Yes. BS in Physical Education with an emphasis in Sports Management. Class of 2001.

What is your favorite memory of ODU Athletics?
          There are so many it is difficult to choose just one. There was the night Big Blue tackled the St. Joe's hawk at center court at Scope. There was the CAA Championship where Odell Hodge ran down the top of press row at the Richmond Coliseum. Beating UVA in the Governor's Classic in the Richmond Coliseum. Watching the 1997 Lady Monarchs march to the championship game. Rushing the floor after beating Tennessee and UCONN at the Fieldhouse. The most recent great ODU sports memory was watching baseball drub UVA at Harbor Park.

Why do you support ODU athletics and its student-athletes?
         The amount of joy and lifelong friends that ODU athletics have brought to me it only seemed natural that I should help support something so important to the University, Hampton Roads, and the Commonwealth.

What do you like most about ODU as a whole?
The transformative effect it has on people, Hampton Roads, the Commonwealth, and the world.

What makes you most proud of ODU?
      The positive impact that our alumni have on the world.

If you could describe ODU in one word, what word would it be and why?
         Pride. We are a family.

Is there anything else you would like to tell us about yourself?
         I am a Hampton Roads native. Born in Norfolk, grew up in Virginia Beach, live in Norfolk now. My parents both went to ODU as did various other members of my family. The blue and silver runs deep.