Wednesday, May 15, 2013
GREENVILLE, Pa. - The Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) announced its 2013 Spring Team Sportsmanship Award winners on Wednesday. The Westminster College men's tennis program was selected as a recipient.
The PAC Team Sportsmanship Awards program was instituted during the 2008-09 sports season and is an ongoing effort to recognize and encourage positive sportsmanship among conference teams. The award is sponsored by the PAC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), a group comprised of student-athletes from each member institution that assembles to provide insight on the student-athlete experience.
"The PAC, its leadership and its members continue to take every step necessary to ensure that our conference is providing positive athletic opportunities as an integral aspect of the educational experience of our student-athletes," said conference commissioner Joe Onderko.
This is the fifth year the PAC Team Sportsmanship Awards will be given out in each of the 19 PAC sponsored varsity sports. Each PAC program is asked to vote for the conference team in its sport which displayed the highest level of sportsmanship. The awards are handed out at the conclusion of the fall, winter and spring seasons.
The NCAA launched a sportsmanship initiative, titled "RESPECT," during the 2009 NCAA Convention. Spearheaded by the NCAA Committee on Sportsmanship and Ethical Conduct, the campaign is focused on addressing negative fan behavior and encouraging student-athletes and coaches to take the lead in creating a culture of sportsmanship and respect.
For the complete list of the 2013 Spring PAC Team Sportsmanship Award winners, click here.
***Release courtesy of the Presidents' Athletic Conference
About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 377 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.
Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.