Wednesday, April 2, 2014

High Point, N.C. – Pfeiffer’s women’s basketball, Mount Olive’s men’s basketball, and North Greenville’s men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams were named 

‘Team Sportsmanship Award’ winners following the recent completion of the winter season league championships.   These teams were recognized to have demonstrated the best sportsmanship in their Conference Carolinas sport.  The designation was voted on by member coaches and student athletes throughout the league.

The 2013-14 winter sportsmanship team award recipients:

Women’s Basketball – Pfeiffer University

Men’s Basketball – University of Mount Olive

Women’s Indoor Track & Field – North Greenville University

Men’s Indoor Track & Field – North Greenville University

The sportsmanship awards are presented annually to the member institution judged to have exhibited the highest degree of sportsmanship among its players, coaches, and fans during their regular playing season. A Conference Carolinas Institution will be awarded for its overall commitment to providing a quality playing environment for home and opposing fans, players, and staff members. The school with the overall best average, across all conference sports, will receive the Messick Sportsmanship award at the end of the academic year.

The sportsmanship award is decided using a voting process implemented by Athletics Directors that calls for a coach and student-athlete representative to vote together and judge conference competitors’ sportsmanship.  After all the votes have been submitted the conference office averages the results and the institution with the highest overall average in a particular sport is awarded the ‘Team Sportsmanship Award’.

This year marks the third year that there is an individual sport ‘Team Sportsmanship Award’ highlighting Conference Carolinas efforts to honor institutions exhibiting sportsmanlike behaviors.  As an NCAA Division II member, Conference Carolinas prides itself on creating a positive game environment through sportsmanship to ensure a positive experience for student-athletes and fans alike