WASHINGTON – Senior defensive end Patrick Nilsen (Brooklyn, N.Y.), joined 126 other student-athletes of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference as a member of the 2014 Fall and Winter Sportsmanship Team. This the fifth year that the ODAC has recognized its student-athletes for their excellence in sportsmanship.
"I am pleased that the conference recognizes student-athletes for their focus on fair play and sportsmanship," explained ODAC Commissioner Brad Bankston. "The conference prides itself on positive sportsmanship and encouraging student-athletes to lead by example. Each one of the honorees has been selected by the coaches in recognition of their conduct in the arena. My hat is off to these student-athletes - thanking them for the example they set for all of us."
The ODAC has a rich tradition in promoting fair play and good sportsmanship in each sport across the league. The character of the conference's student-athletes on and off the field is a representation of not only the individuals and teams, but also the institutions they play for.