Dr. Todd Olsen Inducted into the Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame

Dr. Todd Olsen Inducted into the Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame

For immediate release - 6/28/2012 - #397
Dr. Todd Olsen Inducted into the
Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame

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LYNCHBURG, VA – Lynchburg College women's soccer head coach Dr. Todd Olsen was inducted this week into The Capital One CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors Association) Academic All-America Hall of Fame.

Olsen took part in Monday evening's induction ceremony during the CoSIDA Convention in St. Louis along with four others, including former Harvard University basketball standout and current United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Alvan Adams, John Naber and Ruth Riley were the other inductees in 2012. Each inductee had a short question and answer session, hosted by ESPN's Rece Davis, in lieu of an acceptance speech.

Past inductees include Steve Young, John Stockton, Bill Bradley, Julie Foudy, Joe Theismann and Bill Walton. Plaques for each honoree of The Capital One Academic All-America Hall of Fame will be on permanent display at the NCAA Hall of Champions in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Hall of Fame honors former Academic All-American student-athletes who have achieved lifetime success in their professional careers and are committed to philanthropic causes.

"I am very humbled and honored to be inducted into the CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame," said Olsen. "As I reflect on the past recipients of this honor and the class of 2012, it is extraordinary privilege to be considered in the same company as these amazingly accomplished individuals. This honor challenges me to work even harder to earn my seat at this prestigious table."

At Slippery Rock University, Olsen was team captain and a four-year letter-winner for the Rockets men's soccer team. He graduated magna cum laude with a 4.0 GPA in Health and Physical Education along with being an Academic All-American for his junior and senior seasons. After his success at Slippery Rock, he earned his doctorate in epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh.

As head mentor of Lynchburg for the past 18 seasons, Olsen has taken the Hornets to great heights while compiling a 294-79-38 overall record. In 2009, LC made it to the NCAA Division III national semi-finals after advancing to the quarterfinals on three separate occasions and the round of 16 four times. Developing strong student-athletes along the way, the Lynchburg women's soccer squad boasts nine All-Americans and three Academic All-Americans. He is also an Associate Professor of Health and Human Performance at Lynchburg College.

Olsen's unrivaled dedication to community service and helping others across the world has truly separated him from the pack. He is actively involved in study abroad and service trips both globally and in the Lynchburg community. Along with taking the LC women's soccer team to Argentina, Costa Rica and Africa, he has partnered with the Sports Outreach Institute and serves in a volunteer role as the Community Public Health Epidemiologist. He has travelled on several occasions to Africa where he has developed and implemented community health workshops and programs on community public health issues in Kenya and Uganda.

His efforts have led to coverage locally and nationally, including a feature by the NCAA.

"I thank Slippery Rock University for providing wonderful leadership and mentoring while I was an undergraduate student-athlete," remarked Olsen. "I also thank Lynchburg College for providing an opportunity for me to follow my passions as a member of the faculty and as the women's soccer coach along with their unwavering support of my various endeavors."

Click here to read the official CoSIDA 2012 Capital One Academic All-America® Hall of Fame press release.

Click here to read the Slippery Rock press release.

Click here to read an on-line article from Jay Paterno that mentions Dr. Olsen

Click here for the piece that ran in the Lynchburg News & Advance on July 18, 2012.

Fri Nov 15
6:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Emory
Emory Holiday Inn Tip Off Classic (Game Played at Agnes Scott)
Sat Nov 16
at NCAA Division III South/Southeast Regional Championships
Shelby Farms Park, Memphis, Tenn.
Sat Nov 16
2:00 PM
No. 16 Lynchburg
vs. No. 8 Rowan
@ Salisbury, Md. NCAA Tournament - Second Round
Sat Nov 16
3:00 PM
Colorado Col.
vs. Lynchburg
@ Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Ga. Emory Holiday Inn Tip Off Classic
Sat Nov 16
4:00 PM
Hampden-Sydney
vs. Methodist
@ Lynchburg, Va. Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 1
Sat Nov 16
6:00 PM
Pfeiffer
vs. Lynchburg
Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 2
Sun Nov 17
1:00 PM
Hampden-Sydney
vs. Pfeiffer
@ Lynchburg, Va. Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 3
Sun Nov 17
3:00 PM
Methodist
vs. Lynchburg
Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 4
Wed Nov 20
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Hollins
Fri Nov 22
5:30 PM
Mary Washington
vs. Lynchburg
@ Newport News, Va. CAC/ODAC Challenge - Game 1
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No Event
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No Event
No Event
Fri Nov 08
Final
87 Lynchburg
78 vs. Albertus Magnus
@ Hood College, Frederick, Md. MMI Tip-Off Tournament
Sat Nov 09
Final
62 Lynchburg
75 at Hood
MMI Tip-Off Championship
Wed Nov 13
Final
88 Lynchburg
68 at N.C. Wesleyan
Sat Nov 16
4:00 PM
Hampden-Sydney
vs. Methodist
@ Lynchburg, Va. Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 1
Sat Nov 16
6:00 PM
Pfeiffer
vs. Lynchburg
Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 2
Sun Nov 17
1:00 PM
Hampden-Sydney
vs. Pfeiffer
@ Lynchburg, Va. Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 3
Sun Nov 17
3:00 PM
Methodist
vs. Lynchburg
Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 4
Fri Nov 22
5:30 PM
Mary Washington
vs. Lynchburg
@ Newport News, Va. CAC/ODAC Challenge - Game 1
Sat Nov 23
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Chris. Newport
CAC/ODAC Challenge - Game 4
Sun Dec 01
2:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Bridgewater (Va.)
Wed Dec 04
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Ferrum
Sat Dec 07
2:00 PM
East. Mennonite
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Dec 11
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Averett
Wed Jan 01
2:00 PM
William Peace
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Jan 04
2:00 PM
Va. Wesleyan
vs. Lynchburg
No Event
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Sun Nov 10
Final
60 Meredith
81 vs. Lynchburg
Tue Nov 12
Final
39 Lynchburg
70 at Averett
Fri Nov 15
6:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Emory
Emory Holiday Inn Tip Off Classic (Game Played at Agnes Scott)
Sat Nov 16
3:00 PM
Colorado Col.
vs. Lynchburg
@ Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Ga. Emory Holiday Inn Tip Off Classic
Wed Nov 20
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Hollins
Mon Nov 25
7:00 PM
East. Mennonite
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Dec 04
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Randolph
Sat Dec 07
4:30 PM
Emory & Henry
vs. Lynchburg
CODE RED Game
Fri Dec 20
4:00 PM
Hood
vs. Lynchburg
@ Daytona Beach, Fla. Daytona Beach Shootout
Sat Dec 21
4:00 PM
Lynchburg
vs. Marymount (Va.)
@ Daytona Beach, Fla. Daytona Beach Shootout
Thu Jan 02
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Randolph-Macon
Sat Jan 04
4:30 PM
Johns Hopkins
vs. Lynchburg
No Event
No Event
No Event
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Sat Sep 28
Final - 2OT
0 Lynchburg
0 at Roanoke
Wed Oct 02
Final - 2OT
2 Lynchburg
2 at Bridgewater (Va.)
Non-conference match
Wed Oct 09
Final
0 Randolph-Macon
4 vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 12
Final - 2OT
3 Lynchburg
3 at Hampden-Sydney
Wed Oct 16
Final
0 Lynchburg
4 at No. 6 Washington and Lee
Sat Oct 19
Final
1 East. Mennonite
3 vs. Lynchburg
Homecoming
Wed Oct 23
Final
1 Shenandoah
4 vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 26
Final
3 Lynchburg
1 at Va. Wesleyan
Tue Oct 29
Final - OT
0 Guilford
1 vs. Lynchburg
Senior Night
Sun Nov 03
Final
0 Randolph-Macon
2 vs. Lynchburg
Match 3 - ODAC Quarterfinal
Fri Nov 08
Final - PK Away
2 Lynchburg
2 at Hampden-Sydney
Match 6 - ODAC Semifinal
Sat Nov 09
Final
0 Lynchburg
1 vs. No. 11 Washington and Lee
@ Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden Sydney, Va. Match 8 - ODAC Championship
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No Event
No Event
Sat Sep 28
Final
0 No. 23 Lynchburg
3 at Washington and Lee
Sat Oct 05
Final
0 Bridgewater (Va.)
4 vs. Lynchburg
Wed Oct 09
Final
1 Randolph
5 vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 12
Final
5 Lynchburg
0 at East. Mennonite
Tue Oct 15
Final
3 Lynchburg
0 at Ferrum
Non-conference match
Wed Oct 16
Final
0 Sweet Briar
9 vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 19
Final
2 Roanoke
1 vs. Lynchburg
Homecoming
Thu Oct 24
Final
3 Lynchburg
4 at No. 15 Randolph-Macon
Moved from Oct. 23
Sun Oct 27
Final
1 Lynchburg
2 at Shenandoah
Wed Oct 30
Final
2 Lynchburg
1 at Guilford
Sat Nov 02
Final - OT
2 Va. Wesleyan
1 vs. Lynchburg
Senior Night | CODE RED Match
Mon Nov 04
Final
0 East. Mennonite
4 vs. Lynchburg
Match 1 - ODAC First Round
Wed Nov 06
Final
1 Lynchburg
4 at No. 14 Randolph-Macon
Match 2 - ODAC Quarterfinals
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