The Geography of ODU Athletes
ODU athletes come from all over the country and in some cases come from overseas.
The Mace and Crown wanted to know more about ODU athletics recruiting trends. To produce a visualization, we used the 2017 rosters, created by the ODU Athletics Department, using data containing over 400 student athletes.
by Jarell Perez | Digital Editor
This map shows recruiting trends of Mens ODU student athletes. The Mace & Crown noticed heavy recruiting in Virginia, however; we also noticed that ODU focused on recruiting male athletes from the Northeast region of the USA. Although the map is focused on the United States, there are international student athletes on ODU’s sports teams. Move the map around to see data on international student athletes.
This map shows the trends of recruiting of Womens ODU student athletes. ODU focused heavily on recruiting from the east coast, spanning from North Carolina to Massachusetts. Again the map is focused on the United States, there are international student athletes on ODU’s sports teams. Move the map around to see data on international student athletes.
The Mace & Crown also wanted to find trends on the international student athletes who come to play at ODU. The graphic below shows the various countries the international student athletes are from. The data shows a percentage of the 51 current international athletes at ODU.