Related: USA South Release
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- The Covenant softball and baseball teams were voted as recipients of USA South Sportsmanship Awards for their respective sports, announced the conference on Thursday morning.
It is the third straight year that both softball and baseball teams have been recognized with Sportsmanship Awards.
By virtue of winning two more awards, Covenant has claimed the overall Sportsmanship Trophy. It is the third straight year that Covenant has had at least a share of the overall 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 two teams make it a total of five Covenant squads that have won the award in the 2015-16 academic year, the most of any USA South institution. Men's soccer and volleyball were recipients in the fall while men's basketball picked up the honor in the winter.
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.
Spring Sportsmanship Award Winners
Baseball - Covenant College
Softball - Covenant College
Men's Tennis - Ferrum College
Women's Tennis - Methodist University
Women's Lacrosse - Meredith College
Winter Sportsmanship Award Winners
Men's Basketball - Covenant College
Women's Basketball - Mary Baldwin College
Fall Sportsmanship Award Winners
Football - Huntingdon College
Men's Soccer - Covenant College
Women's Soccer - Mary Baldwin College
Volleyball - Covenant College
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