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Tuesday's college roundup: VCU leads state in Division I winning percentage

George Mason, ODU set up men's basketball series

Daily Press

11:54 PM EDT, June 11, 2013

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VCU’s .655 winning percentage ranked best among all Division I schools in Virginia for 2012-13.

The Rams sent six teams to the postseason and had three programs ranked in the top-25: men’s basketball, men’s soccer and men’s tennis.

In their first season of Atlantic 10 play, the Rams’ men’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer and men’s and women’s tennis teams all competed in A-10 tournament championship matches, with both tennis teams winning A-10 titles.

Virginia (.643), James Madison (.581) and Virginia Tech (.568) completed the top four. Hampton (.538) was sixth, Old Dominion (.529) eighth, William and Mary (.490) ninth and Norfolk State (.480) 10th among 14 schools.

Men's basketball:

George Mason will play at ODU next season, the first of home-and-home series between former Colonial Athletic Association rivals.

Women’s basketball:

Division II Indiana (Pa.) University hired ODU assistant coach Tom McConnell, a Pennsylvania native, as its head coach.

Conference USA:

The conference’s board discussed potential expansion models but elected to remain "for the foreseeable future" with 14 members, including Old Dominion, in 2014-15, ESPN’s Brett McMurphy reported.

Golf:

U.Va.'s Nick Tremps, a Jamestown High graduate, earned a berth in the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship by his performance in a qualifier at Independence Golf Club in Midlothian.

Tremps, a rising junior, placed third at 1-under-par 143 Monday. He was 4-under 32 on his final nine holes -- with birdies on 10, 12, 14 and 15 -- to earn a berth in the 156-player tournament from July 15-20 in the Northern Virginia city of Lorton.

Tremps also competed in the 2011 U.S. Amateur Public Links.

"I'm really excited because it's going to be nice to compete again," Tremps told U.Va. sports information. "I think I have a chance to play well and, from there, see how far I can go in the event."