Old Dominion Monarchs
Old Dominion University (ODU) is a public research university located in Norfolk, Virginia, U.S. It was established in 1930 as the Norfolk Division of the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. ODU awarded its first bachelor's degrees in 1956 and became an independent institution in 1962.
Old Dominion's fourteen athletic teams are known as the Monarchs (men) and Lady Monarchs (women) and compete in the Colonial Athletic Association. Old Dominion University athletic teams have captured 28 team national championships and four individual titles.The school's best-known sports team is the Lady Monarchs basketball team, which is often nationally ranked and won three national championships in 1979, 1980 and 1985. ODU athletic teams have won a further 29 national championships including 15 in men's and women's sailing and 9 in women's field hockey. The Lady Monarchs' nine national titles in field hockey are unprecedented in NCAA record books for most titles in that sport by the same school.
In 2002 ODU opened the Ted Constant Convocation Center for the 2002-2003 basketball season. "The Ted" has 8,600 fully cushioned seats, 16 luxury suites, and a state-of-the-art scoreboard. In addition to being used for home basketball games, the Constant Center hosts family-oriented events as well as concerts and lectures.
The Old Dominion University Monarch's men's basketball team, have captured five CAA championship titles (1992, 1995, 1997, 2005, and 2010) since their conference admission in 1985, tied for first among past and present CAA schools.
The Old Dominion University Lady Monarch's women's basketball team, have captured five Sun Belt conference championship titles (1983, 1984, 1985, 1987 and 1990), and have captured fifteen CAA championship titles, winning every year since 1992.