FROM THE DESK OF DR. SELIG
It was another banner year for ODU Athletics and our 500 student-athletes. In the classroom last semester, ODU student-athletes recorded a cumulative GPA of 3.09. We had 178 (36%) student-athletes achieve Dean’s List honors (3.4 or higher) and 274 student-athletes attain a 3.0 or better (58%). Clearly, ODU student-athletes are winning in the classroom.
We added some hardware to our trophy cases in 2017 with both Women’s Golf and Men’s Soccer taking home a Conference USA Championship. We are proud of our Men’s Soccer Team and their advancement to the second round of the Division I Men’s Soccer NCAA Championship. ODU Wrestling had three student-athletes earn All-American honors, and Baseball cracked the Top 25 for the first time since 2007. Virginia Tech visits us this year for a showdown in S.B. Ballard Stadium on September 22nd. We all look forward to such a historic occasion in just our 10th season of football!
It was a record-setting fundraising year in 2017, raising $12M in new gifts and pledges, a 50% increase over 2016! The continued success of ODU Athletics is possible thanks to the support of our donors, alumni, fans and community members, such as yourself. As we look to 2018, I challenge you to invite others to join you in your support of ODU Athletics and the ODAF.
On behalf of our 500 student-athletes and staff, I thank you in advance for your support. Because of you, we create winners in the classroom, in athletic competition, and in life.
Dr. Camden Wood Selig
Director of Athletics