Old Dominion Monarchs and Lady Monarchs
|Old Dominion Monarchs and Lady Monarchs|
|University||Old Dominion University|
Mid-American Conference (wrestling)
Big East Conference (field hockey)
Atlantic Sun Conference (women's lacrosse, starting on July 1, 2014)
|NCAA||Division I FCS
Division I FBS starting in 2014
|Athletic director||Camden Wood Selig|
|Football stadium||Foreman Field|
|Basketball arena||Ted Constant Convocation Center|
|Baseball stadium||Bud Metheny Baseball Complex|
|Colors||Slate Blue and Silver
The Old Dominion Monarchs and Lady Monarchs are composed of 18 teams representing Old Dominion University in intercollegiate athletics, including men and women's basketball, golf, soccer, sailing, swimming & diving, and tennis. Men's sports include baseball, football, and Wrestling. Women's sports include field hockey, lacrosse, and rowing. The Monarchs compete in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and are members of Conference USA.
For the 2012-13 academic year, under bylaws of its previous conference, the Colonial Athletic Association, ODU was ineligible for conference championships in team sports in 2012–13. The football team will compete one year as an independent as part of the transition to the Football Bowl Subdivision and will compete as a football-playing member of C-USA in 2014.
Old Dominion's field hockey team will compete in the new Big East Conference starting in 2013–14. The field hockey program had previously announced that it would join the original Big East at that time. However, following the split of the original Big East, the two successor conferences, the new Big East and the American Athletic Conference, agreed that The American would not sponsor field hockey, and the new Big East would take in all of The American's programs in those sports as associate members.
The women's lacrosse team will spend the 2013-14 academic year as an independent, before joining the Atlantic Sun Conference as an associate member on July 1, 2014.
|Swimming & Diving||Sailing|
|Tennis||Swimming & Diving|
Old Dominion University Monarch Wrestling team was established in 1957. The school's departure from the CAA forced the Wrestling team to become an associate member of the Mid-American Conference, as Conference USA does not sponsor wrestling. The Old Dominion head wrestling coach is Steve Martin, currently in his tenth season with the program. Practicing takes place at the Wrestling Facility and duals & tournaments are held at the Ted Constant Convocation Center located on campus.
Old Dominion Monarch Wrestling team accomplishments:
- 1994 ACC Champion
- 3 INDIVIDUAL NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP Titles: Carl Ragland (152 lbs) in 1969, Wayne Bright (142 1bs) in 1970, Terry Perdew (118 lbs) in 1974
- 21 NCAA ALL-AMERICANS
- COACHES ASSOCIATION NATIONAL ACADEMIC 1st team selections: James Nicholson 2009,10 & 11, Kyle Hutter 2009 & 2011, Ryan Williams 2008 & 2009, and Tristan Warner 2012.
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