Date: June 8, 1998
Contact: Brian Laubscher (540) 463-8676
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LEXINGTON, Va. - Washington and Lee received the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Commissioner's Cup for overall excellence in athletics for the third straight year as announced by the conference on Monday evening.

Winners are determined by a points system awarded for finishes by each sport in the conference standings.

W&L accumulated 107 total points as opposed to Roanoke, who totaled 104.5 points, to take the overall title. The Generals also took the title for men's athletics, edging Hampden-Sydney, 47-44. Roanoke took the women's title by narrowly defeating W&L, 62-60.

Washington and Lee compiled a record of 158-103-3 (.604) and claimed six conference championships (golf, men's lacrosse, men's tennis, women's tennis, volleyball), more than any other school in the ODAC.

Below are the overall figures for all schools with men's and women's athletic programs. Not included are Hampden-Sydney, Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Sweet Briar, and Hollins.

Overall Competition
1. Washington and Lee	107.0
2. Roanoke		104.5
3. Lynchburg		85.0
4. Bridgewater		79.0
5. Randolph-Macon	75.0
6. Virginia Wesleyan	62.5
7. Eastern Mennonite	58.0
8. Emory & Henry	52.5
9. Guilford		43.0


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