FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- The Covenant men's basketball team has earned the USA South Sportsmanship award for its sport, announced the conference on Thursday.
During the 2004-05 academic year the USA South Athletic Conference Student-Athlete Advisory Committee instituted a Conference-wide Sportsmanship Award. The honor for the Scots basketball team is the first for the program. Mary Baldwin collected the award for women's basketball for the secondconsecutive season.
Covenant programs have now collected three Sportsmanship awards in the 2015-16 academic year.
The conference hands out a Sportsmanship Award for 11 conference-sponsored team sports. Men's and women's cross country, along with men's golf, are not included due to a lack of a conference schedule in those particular sports. For each of the other sports, all team members vote for the teams 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 our campuses. Covenant has claimed at least a share of the USA South Sportsmanship Trophy in each of the last two years.
The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee hopes that by awarding a Sportsmanship Award, the members of the USA South will understand the importance of this issue. It is vital that good sportsmanship be demonstrated in the arena of competition.
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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