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 2019 fall sports season.
Averett University collected the award for women's soccer, Mary Baldwin University volleyball earned honors, Berea College collected accolades in men's soccer for the second consecutive season while Greensboro College was honored in football for the third time.
There will be a Sportsmanship Award for the 12 Conference-sponsored team sports. Men's and women's cross country, men's and women's golf along with men's and women's track & field 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.
Fall Sportsmanship Award Winners
Football - Greensboro College
Men's Soccer - Berea College
Women's Soccer - Averett University
Volleyball - Mary Baldwin University