Williamsburg, Va. - Back for its third year, the William and Mary and Old Dominion will partner with title sponsor, Optima Health, to once again compete against one another in the Optima Health Challenge.
The Optima Health Challenge will be a running score of all the direct competitions between the two schools, with a champion being named at the end of the athletic season and receiving the Optima Health Trophy. In total, the Tribe and Monarchs will compete in 10 different sports during the 2013-14 season.
The scoring system will award 10 points for the overall winner in every ODU-W&M athletic competition. The Tribe and Monarch baseball teams will meet twice in 2014, so each contest will be worth 5 points apiece. A total of 100 points will be awarded this year. The winning school will be the first to tally 55 points. ODU won the opening two years of the Optima Health Challenge, including a narrow 65-55 win last season.
Optima Health provides health plan coverage to more than 415,000 members throughout Virginia.Optima, based out of Virginia Beach, Va., offers a broad spectrum of innovative products and service solutions designed for employers, employees and their families.
The final standings are available below.
2013-14 Optima Health Challenge Final Standings
|M. Soccer||0||Sept. 7||Norfolk, Va.||W&M, 4-0||10||RECAP|
|Field Hockey||0||Oct. 18||Norfolk, Va.||ODU, 4-0||10||RECAP
|W. Basketball||0||Dec. 21||Williamsburg, Va.||ODU, 60-49||10||RECAP|
|M. Basketball||0||Jan. 1||Williamsburg, Va.||W&M, 74-68||10||RECAP
|M. Swimming||0||Jan. 25||Williamsburg, Va.||W&M,144-120||10||RECAP|
|W. Swimming||0||Jan. 25||Williamsburg, Va.||W&M, 174-88||10||RECAP|
|W. Tennis||0||March 21||Norfolk, Va.||ODU, 4-3||10||RECAP|
|Baseball||0||Apr. 2||Norfolk, Va.||ODU, 20-5||5||RECAP|
|M. Tennis||0||Apr. 12||Norfolk, Va.||W&M, 4-3||10||RECAP|
|Baseball||0||Apr. 15||Williamsburg, Va.||7 PM||Cancelled|
|Lacrosse||0||Apr. 26||Williamsburg, Va.||W&M, 16-11||10||RECAP|
School needs 55 points to win.
2012-13 Optima Health Challenge Standings
2011-12 Optima Health Challenge Standings