OVAC / Belmont College

Athlete of the Month

OVAC Athlete of the Month

Belmont College will recognize an OVAC Athlete of the Month. An individual athlete will be nominated each month by the member high schools and then voted on by the fans. The individual that receives the most fan votes will be recognized with a special plaque and then recognized at a game or event in front of his or her peers and fans.

“We are proud to be partnering with the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference to help support local high school students,” said Dr. Paul Gasparro, Belmont College President. “As the community’s college, we feel it is important to foster relationships throughout the region and we couldn’t be more excited for this opportunity to invest in the future of talented student-athletes. Through this partnership we hope to illustrate, to athletes and non-athletes, the importance of higher education.”

Current Voting

Voting is currently open for the September 2020 Athlete of the Month.

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Student-Athlete Achievement Award

Student-Athlete Achievement Award Logo

Belmont College in partnership with the OVAC will be the Presenting Sponsor of the Conference’s Student-Athlete Achievement Award.

The “OVAC Student-Athlete Achievement Award powered by Belmont College” will be awarded to the best all-around combined boy’s and girl’s programs both in athletic competition and academically in the classroom. Points will be earned and tracked throughout the year based on final standings and placement in championship events across all sports in combination with overall grade point averages. One winning school from each of the five OVAC Classes will be crowned at the end of the school year at the Conference’s Banquet of Champions.

All Past Winners

About the OVAC

The Ohio Valley Athletic Conference® is the largest functional high school athletic conference in the United States. It is comprised of 51 member schools with over 12,000 athletes and 22,000 students that stretches across two states (Ohio and West Virginia) and 16 counties. The OVAC sponsors 19 sports and recognizes 75 champions. The Ohio Valley Athletic Conference is online at

About Belmont College

Founded in 1971, Belmont College is one of 23 community colleges in the University System of Ohio. The college offers more than 45 associate degree and certificate programs to serve the multiple needs of area citizens. Belmont offers a comprehensive array of credit and non-credit programming at the Main Campus in St. Clairsville, Ohio and provides satellite locations in Cadiz and Woodsfield, Ohio. For more information, visit