Averett Wins the 2006 USA South Sportsmanship Trophy

(FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.) - The USA South Student-Athlete Advisory Committee has announced that Averett University has been chosen as the winner of the 2006 USA South Sportsmanship Trophy.  Averett won the Sportsmanship Trophy after they picked up the Sportsmanship Award in four sports during the 2005-2006 academic year as the Cougars were chosen as Sportsmanship Award winners in; women's soccer, men's basketball, softball and men's tennis.

There is a Sportsmanship Award for 12 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 will receive that sports' Sportsmanship Award.  The school that wins the most individual sport Awards wins the overall USA South Sportsmanship Trophy.  The Award came about through SAAC's commitment to maintaining a sportsmanlike environment on each of our campuses. 

Methodist College and Christopher Newport University were the only other two schools that won multiple Sportsmanship Awards during the past academic year as Methodist won three Sportsmanship Awards and Christopher Newport earned two Sportsmanship awards.

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. 


2005-2006 Individual Sport Sportsmanship Award Winners
Football -
Maryville
Volleyball - Methodist
Women's Soccer - Averett
Men's Soccer - Christopher Newport
Women's Basketball - N.C. Wesleyan
Men's Basketball - Averett

Baseball -
Methodist
Softball -
Averett
Golf -
Methodist
Lacrosse -
Christopher Newport
Men's Tennis -
Averett
Women's Tennis -
Peace