FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- For a second consecutive year, the Covenant men's soccer team has earned the USA South Sportsmanship award for its sport, announced the conference on Tuesday morning.
During the 2004-2005 academic year the USA South Athletic Conference Student-Athlete Advisory Committee instituted a Conference-wide Sportsmanship Award. Each of this fall's winners collected the same honors following their 2013 campaigns. On the women's side, Mary Baldwin collected the awards for both volleyball and women's soccer for the third consecutive season. Maryville earned the honor in the sport of football for the second consecutive season.
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.
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.
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Fall Sportsmanship Award Winners
Football - Maryville College
Volleyball - Mary Baldwin College
Men's Soccer - Covenant College
Women's Soccer - Mary Baldwin College