Football Team To Be Honored At Ohio Senate On May 7

Football Team To Be Honored At Ohio Senate On May 7

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Members of Ohio Dominican's football team will be recognized at the Ohio Senate on Wednesday, May 7 for their accomplishments last fall.

The Panthers are attending the session at the request of State Senator Kevin Bacon, who represents District 3 (Franklin County).

Ohio Dominican completed the 2013 regular season with a perfect 10-0 record, capturing the program's first GLIAC title. The Panthers qualified for the NCAA playoffs as the No. 2 seed in Super Region Four and earned a first round bye before falling to West Texas A&M.

Still, it was a landmark season for ODU, which was ranked as high as No. 7 in the nation and had owned Division II's longest win streak at 15 consecutive games entering the postseason. The Panthers had 20 players named to the All-GLIAC team, while four earned All-American status. Head coach Bill Conley was named the GLIAC and AFCA Region Three Coach of the Year and was a finalist for the Liberty Mutual National Coach of the Year award as well.

In just 10 seasons of football, Ohio Dominican has won seven or more games seven times, captured two conference championships and made two postseason appearances.

Contact: Scott Miles