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The Old Dominion Athletic Conference is an NCAA Division III athletic conference. Its member schools are located primarily in Virginia, with other members in North Carolina and Washington, DC. Only the American Southwest Conference in Texas is a larger Division III conference. The conference headquarters is in Salem, Virginia, a suburban independent city adjacent to Roanoke, Virginia. The headquarters building is on the campus of Roanoke College, a member institution. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... It has been suggested that Rest of Virginia be merged into this article or section. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... The American Southwest Conference (ASC) is a College Athletic Conference, founded in 1996, whose member schools compete in the NCAAs Division III. The schools are located in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi. ... Salem is an independent city located in Virginia, bordered by the city of Roanoke and Roanoke County. ... An independent city is a city that does not form part of another local government entity. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Roanoke College is an independent, four-year, private, coeducational, liberal-arts college affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. ...


The conference sponsors championships in the following sports:

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History

The Conference was founded in 1975 as the Virginia College Conference. On January 1, 1976, the name was changed to the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. The 1976-77 season was the first in which championships were offered. In 1982-83, women's sports were added. In 1988, Virginia Wesleyan was added as a member, and in 1990 Guilford became the first member located outside Virginia. In 1999, Catholic was admitted as a football-only member. 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...


The only school that has left the conference is Mary Baldwin College, which left in 1999 to join the Atlantic Women's Colleges Conference. Mary Baldwin College is a private four-year womens liberal arts college in Staunton, Virginia. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... The Atlantic Womens Colleges Conference is an eight-member conference founded in 1995 and given official status in 1999. ...


The conference hosts the Division III championships in football and men's basketball, both of which are held in Salem, Virginia. Salem is an independent city located in Virginia, bordered by the city of Roanoke and Roanoke County. ...


Member teams

Bridgewater College, located in Bridgewater, Virginia, is the oldest co-educational four-year college in Virginia. ... The Catholic University of America (abbreviated CUA), located in Washington, DC, is unique as the national university of the Roman Catholic Church and as the only higher education institution founded by U.S. Roman Catholic bishops. ... Eastern Mennonite University is an accredited four-year university located in Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA. Eastern Mennonite College was founded in 1917 as a seminary for Mennonite ministers and today is a fully accredited university with 1,600 students. ... Emory & Henry College is a co-educational college located in Emory, Virginia. ... Guilford College is a small, private, four-year liberal arts college in Greensboro, North Carolina originally founded by the Religious Society of Friends (the Quakers). ... Hampden-Sydney College is a liberal arts college for men located in Hampden-Sydney, Virginia. ... Hollins University is a four-year institution of higher education, a private university located on a 475-acre campus on the border of Roanoke County, Virginia and Botetourt County, Virginia. ... Lynchburg College is a private college in Lynchburg, Virginia, USA, related by covenant to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) with approximately 2,000 students. ... Randolph-Macon College is a private, co-educational liberal arts college located in Ashland, Virginia, near Richmond. ... Randolph-Macon Womans College is a private, liberal arts college situated in Lynchburg, Virginia. ... Roanoke College is an independent, four-year, private, coeducational, liberal-arts college affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. ... Sweet Briar College, a liberal arts college in Sweet Briar, Virginia, is also a womens college. ... Virginia Wesleyan College is a small Methodist liberal arts college on the border of Virginia Beach and Norfolk, Virginia offering a Bachelor of Arts in many disciplines. ... Washington and Lee University is a private liberal arts college in Lexington, Virginia, located adjacent to (but not affiliated with) Virginia Military Institute. ...

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Bridgewater College, located in Bridgewater, Virginia, is the oldest co-educational four-year college in Virginia. ... Eastern Mennonite University is an accredited four-year university located in Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA. Eastern Mennonite College was founded in 1917 as a seminary for Mennonite ministers and today is a fully accredited university with 1,600 students. ... Emory and Henry College, which is affiliated with the United Methodist Church, is a small, private, liberal arts college located in the Southwestern portion of Virginia near Abingdon. ... Guilford College is a small, private, four-year liberal arts college in Greensboro, North Carolina originally founded by the Religious Society of Friends (the Quakers). ... Hampden-Sydney College is a liberal arts college for men located in Hampden-Sydney, Virginia. ... Hollins University is a four-year institution of higher education, a private university located on a 475-acre campus on the border of Roanoke County, Virginia and Botetourt County, Virginia. ... Lynchburg College is a private college in Lynchburg, Virginia, USA, related by covenant to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) with approximately 2,000 students. ... Randolph-Macon College is a private, co-educational liberal arts college located in Ashland, Virginia, near Richmond. ... Randolph-Macon Womans College is a private, liberal arts college situated in Lynchburg, Virginia. ... Roanoke College is an independent, four-year, private, coeducational, liberal-arts college affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. ... Sweet Briar College, a liberal arts college in Sweet Briar, Virginia, is also a womens college. ... Virginia Wesleyan College is a small Methodist liberal arts college on the border of Virginia Beach and Norfolk, Virginia offering a Bachelor of Arts in many disciplines. ... Washington and Lee University is a private liberal arts college in Lexington, Virginia, located adjacent to (but not affiliated with) Virginia Military Institute. ...

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Old Dominion Athletic Conference - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (222 words)
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference is an NCAA Division III athletic conference.
The conference headquarters is in Salem, Virginia, a suburban independent city adjacent to Roanoke, Virginia.
The conference hosts the Division III championships in football and men's basketball, both of which are held in Salem, Virginia.
R-MC Athletics (6793 words)
R-MC junior Erin Ewalt was named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference women's Swimmer of the Year and Sarah Swann is the ODAC co-Rookie of the Year.
In the fall 2003 Old Dominion Athletic Conference preseason coaches polls, the Randolph-Macon football team was picked third, the volleyball team was fourth, and the men's soccer, women's soccer, and field hockey teams were all sixth.
The Yellow Jackets finished the season 28-2 overall, won the Old Dominion Athletic Conference tournament, advanced to the NCAA Division III tournament "Sweet Sixteen" and hosted the regional tournament, and were ranked #1 for two weeks late in the season.
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