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Softball, Men's Tennis, Baseball Named Sportsmanship Winners, Covenant Claims 2014 USA South Sportsmanship Trophy

Softball, Men's Tennis, Baseball Named Sportsmanship Winners, Covenant Claims 2014 USA South Sportsmanship Trophy

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- The Covenant softball, men's tennis and baseball teams were all voted as recipients of USA South Sportsmanship Awards for their respective sports, announced the conference on Friday afternoon.

By virtue of winning three more Sportsmanship Awards, Covenant has claimed the 2014 USA South Sportsmanship Award.

The USA South awards a sportsmanship award in 11 of its sports. Only cross country and golf are not included due to a lack of a conference schedule. 

The three teams make it a total of five Covenant squads that have won the award in the 2013-14 academic year, the most of any USA South institution. Men's soccer and women's basketball were also winners in the fall and winter, respectively.

The men's tennis team shared the honor with Averett, while the softball and baseball teams were voted as the out-right winners.

For each sport, all team members vote for the team he/she deemed to have demonstrated the best overall sportsmanship throughout the season. The team garnering the most votes receives that sports' Sportsmanship Award. The institution which wins the most individual sport awards will be presented with the overall USA South Sportsmanship Trophy.

The award was developed as a result of the SAAC's commitment to maintaining a sportsmanlike environment on each of the conference's 13 campuses.

For the complete USA South release, click here

Spring Sportsmanship Award Winners
Baseball - Covenant College
Softball - Covenant College
Men's Tennis - Averett University & Covenant College
Women's Tennis - Averett University
Women's Lacrosse - Huntingdon College

Winter Sportsmanship Award Winners
Men's Basketball - Averett University
Women's Basketball - Covenant College

Fall Sportsmanship Award Winners
Football - Maryville College
Volleyball - Mary Baldwin College
Men's Soccer - Covenant College
Women's Soccer - Mary Baldwin College

Past Sportsmanship Trophy Recipients
2013-14 - Covenant College
2012-13 - Mary Baldwin College
2011-12 - Mary Baldwin College
2010-11 - Ferrum College
2009-10 - Mary Baldwin College
2008-09 - Mary Baldwin College
2007-08 - Christopher Newport University
2006-07 - Averett University
2005-06 - Averett University
2004-05 - N.C. Wesleyan College

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