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Location: Norfolk, Va.
Nickname: Monarchs & Lady Monarchs
Colors: Slate Blue, Silver and Light Blue
President: John R. Broderick
Athletics Director: Dr. Wood Selig
Facebook: Old Dominion University Athletics
Conference History: This will be ODU’s first year in Conference USA. They were previously members of the Colonial Athletic Association since 1991.
Proper References: Old Dominion, ODU
Athletic Accomplishments: Men’s Basketball holds six conference titles, the most of any Colonial Athletic Association schools. In 2010, the Monarchs men’s basketball program received a bid to the NCAA tournament and upset sixth-ranked Notre Dame. Women’s Basketball won three national titles and won 17 consecutive CAA titles.
Noteworthy Accomplishments: ODU was the first school to award an athletic scholarship to a female in the state of Virginia. In 2011, the Folkes- Stevens Tennis Center was voted the #1 tennis center in Virginia. Old Dominion re-started their football program in 2009, and has sold out every game with 28 consecutive sellouts in four years.
Sponsored Sports (17):
MEN (8) - Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Soccer, Swimming & Diving, Tennis, Wrestling
WOMEN (8) - Basketball, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Rowing Soccer, Swimming & Diving, Tennis
COED (1) - Sailing