Web Site Dedication

Libby Shepherd

For close to twenty years, one person has been directly responsible for promoting, developing, and encouraging cheering in the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference: Libby Shepherd. Cheer mom, coach, co-director, judge, director, consultant, fan, interpreter, spectator, supporter. You name it, if it deals with cheering, she’s done it.
 
All one has to do is attend a cheering championship at WesBanco Arena to realize the impact her efforts have had on the Conference. Averaging over 3,500 spectators, the event is one of the most electric competitions the Conference holds, and the revenue generated helps to support many of the other lower revenue sports. The souvenir program has grown to be one of the largest printed, and has been responsible for funding over $25,000 in scholarships.
 
Several years ago, when the Executive Board was trying to develop ways to help underwrite the annual Banquet of Champions, it was suggested that we sponsor a junior high cheering competition, but they didn’t want to overburden Shepherd with yet another project of this magnitude. When approached for her thoughts, Libby was quick to volunteer, not only to financially help the Conference but also to promote and encourage the sport at a lower level. The rest is history. The efforts of this event alone have allowed the OVAC to continue to showcase and recognize hundreds of students each spring.

As we approach the twenty-fifth anniversary of the OVAC Cheering Championship, we dedicate this year’s website to Libby Shepherd and thank her for her efforts and loyalty to both cheering and the Conference.

Current News

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1965 FOOTBALL ALL-STARS May 21, 2015
SOFTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS Apr 30, 2015
OVAC SOFTBALL SEMI-FINALS Apr 27, 2015
OVAC BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS Apr 27, 2015
OVAC Hall of Fame Recognizes Ohio University Eastern Apr 26, 2015
OVAC Hall of Fame Inducts Five Legends Apr 26, 2015
OVAC Hall of Fame Inducts Fleming, Johnson, Powell Apr 12, 2015
Volleyball Officials Class Apr 2, 2015
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Upcoming Events

Event Description
Sun, Aug 30
2:00 PM
Mandatory meeting for cheering coaches WesBanco Arena
Tue, Sep 1 2015-2016 wrestling schedules due to Sean Smith
Mon, Sep 7 LABOR DAY
Sun, Sep 13
2:00 PM
Varsity Board Organization Meeting WesBanco Arena
Tue, Sep 15
9:30 AM
CLASS 1A OVAC GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP Oglebay Park Crispin Course (Coaches report at 9:00AM)
Tue, Sep 15
9:30 AM
CLASS 2A OVAC GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP Oglebay Park Crispin Course (Coaches report at 9:00AM)
Tue, Sep 15
9:30 AM
CLASS 4A OVAC GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP Oglebay Park Jones Course (Coaches report at 9:00AM)
Thu, Sep 17 Soccer tournament cutoff date. All Conference matches must be played.
Thu, Sep 17
9:30 AM
CLASS 3A OVAC GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP Oglebay Park Crispin Course (Coaches report at 9:00AM)
Thu, Sep 17
9:30 AM
CLASS 5A OVAC GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP Oglebay Park Jones Course (Coaches report at 9:00AM)
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