(FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.) - During the 2004-2005 academic year the USA South Athletic Conference Student-Athlete Advisory Committee instituted a Conference-wide Sportsmanship Award. Today, the USA South is pleased to announce the Sportsmanship Award winners for the 2013 spring sports season. Methodist University captured the team sportsmanship award in baseball for the second straight year while Mary Baldwin College earned a share of the softball team sportsmanship award for the fifth consecutive year. MBC shared the softball award this season with Ferrum College. LaGrange College collected the sportsmanship award for men's tennis while William Peace University earned the honor for women's tennis for the fifth straight season. Finally, Agnes Scott College captured the sportsmanship award for women's lacrosse.
There are Sportsmanship Awards for 11 of the 14 Conference-sponsored sports. For every sport, each team member votes for the teams he/she deems 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.
Spring Sportsmanship Award Winners
Baseball - Methodist University
Softball - Ferrum College & Mary Baldwin College
Men's Tennis - LaGrange College
Women's Tennis - William Peace University
Women's Lacrosse - Agnes Scott College