Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Honoring Good Sports

Not to interrupt everyone basking in the glow of America's huge upset soccer win over Spain, but we have the latest awards from the Big South Conference...

The ballots have been scored for the spring Team Sportsmanship Awards and here are the results for the eight sports:

VMI earned the nod two times, once each for baseball and men's outdoor track.

GWU also got a pair of honors, coming in women's golf and women's tennis.

Joining them as a double-winner is Liberty, with awards in softball and men's golf.

The remaining two honors went to High Point (women's outdoor track) and Presbyterian (men's tennis).

For the 18 sports in the 2008-09 year overall, Liberty has merited five wins, VMI has received four awards and shared in two others, Gardner-Webb has won twice and shared twice, Presbyterian has two wins, High Point has won once and shared twice, and Radford has one win.

A final tabulation, taking into account all first, second, and third-place rankings for all sports will now be made, with the overall Big South Institutional Sportsmanship Award winner to be announced next week. This will be the fourth year for that honor, won all three previous years by VMI.

You may now resume your celebration for the US Soccer Team...

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