USA South Announces Spring Sportsmanship Awards

Friday, May 02, 2014

Covenant College athletic teams were named sportsmanship winners by the USA South Athletic Conference. During the 2004-2005 academic year, the USA South Athletic Conference Student-Athlete Advisory Committee instituted a Conference-wide Sportsmanship Award. On Friday, the USA South announced the Sportsmanship Award winners for the 2014 spring sports season. Covenant captured the team sportsmanship award in baseball, softball and shared the men's tennis honor with Averett University. Averett also earned the team award for women's tennis. Finally, Huntingdon College collected the sportsmanship award for women's lacrosse.

The USA South Student-Athlete Advisory Committee also announced that Covenant College has been chosen as the winner of the 2014 USA South Sportsmanship Trophy. Covenant won the Sportsmanship Trophy after picking up the Sportsmanship Award in five sports during the 2013-2014 academic year. This is the first Sportsmanship Trophy for the first-year Conference member Scots who were chosen as individual Sportsmanship Award winners in the sports of men's soccer, women's basketball, baseball, softball and men's tennis.

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 our campuses. The SAAC 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.

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


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