Tigers finish sixth in Commissioner’s Cup race

Published 6:12 pm Saturday, May 27, 2023

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The results are in and the Hampden-Sydney Tigers fell just short. The school finished sixth among 13 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Commissioner’s Cup competition. In the Men’s Cup standings, the Tigers ended with a rating of .544, earning 68.5 of a possible 126 points.

How was it scored? 

Hampden-Sydney earned 12.0 points for second place in basketball (22-7, 14-2 ODAC), 11.5 points for a first-place tie in lacrosse (13-5, 8-1 ODAC), 8.0 points for fifth place in baseball (20-19, 13-9 ODAC), 7.0 points for fifth place in golf, 6.5 points for a sixth-place tie in tennis (11-12, 5-4 ODAC), 6.0 points for seventh place in cross country, 5.5 points for an eighth-place tie in soccer (9-7-3, 3-5-2 ODAC), 5.0 points for fourth place in football (5-5, 4-3 ODAC), 4.0 points for sixth place in swimming (2-4, 1-2 ODAC), 2.0 points for 11th-place in indoor track and 1.0 point for 12th place in outdoor track. 

The Tigers earned a postseason NCAA Tournament invitation in basketball, advancing to the second round, before falling to eventual National Champion Christopher Newport University.

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Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance is the proud sponsor for the Dan Wooldridge Overall Champions Cup and the ODAC Men and Women’s Commissioner’s Cups. Virginia Farm Bureau and the ODAC continue their partnership in focusing on the strength of the conference’s student-athletes and maintaining the NCAA Division III philosophy of the complete student-athlete experience. Aside from supporting the ODAC Commissioners’ Cups, Virginia Farm Bureau is the sponsor of the ODAC’s sport-by-sport scholar-athlete awards.

As determined by the ODAC Board of Directors, points for the ODAC Commissioner’s Cups are based on regular-season standings in team sports and championship team finishes in individual/meet sports. Each institution has a total number of possible points it can collect based on its sport sponsorship. The total number of points earned is then divided by the total number of possible points to determine the rating for each institution.