Greensboro, N.C. (9/3/07) -- Guilford College's Josh Vogelbach won the first Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Offensive Football Player of the Week Award of the season late Sunday. The announcement marked the fifth time in his career he has received the honor. Vogelbach also picked up Guilford's first Student-Athlete of the Week prize, presented weekly by Guilford's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).
Vogelbach, the Quakers' starting quarterback, passed for an ODAC- and Guilford-record eight touchdowns Saturday's 70-26 victory at Southern Virginia University. He enjoyed the sixth 400-yard passing game of his career and his 13th career 300-yard passing game in 21 outings. The redshirt junior threw five touchdowns and three two-point conversions in Guilford's impressive 38-point second quarter. The 2006 First Team All-ODAC selection completed passes to six different receivers, playing a role in 54 of the Quakers' 70 points. The 70 points, which stand third in league history, mark the most points scored since Guilford defeated East Carolina University, 79-0, in 1932.
Vogelbach completed 77.1 percent (27-35) of his passes in the win over Southern Virginia, the second-highest completion percentage in school history. His 417 passing yards rank 13th on the ODAC's single-game passing yards list. Vogelbach moved into second place on the ODAC's career passing attempts chart with 1,034. He only needs 192 more pass attempts to become the conference's all-time leader. Through 21 college games, Vogelbach owns Guilford's career records for passing yards (7,360), completions (613), attempts (1,034) and touchdowns (77).
Coach Kevin Kiesel's Quakers were picked third in the 2007 ODAC Football Preseason Coaches' Poll after a fifth-place conference finish last season. Guilford takes its 1-0 record to Methodist University Saturday (9/8) in the Monarchs' season opener.
Guilford's SAAC is comprised of representatives from each of the school's 16 varsity teams. The group meets regularly to discuss the state of Guilford Athletics and seeks to build community among student-athletes and non-student-athletes on the campus. Recent Guilford SAAC activities include a canned-food drive to benefit local charities and dodgeball competitions among representatives from Guilford's administration and athletic teams.