LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - Five Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference fall sports programs were recognized by the league as recipients of the SCAC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Team Sportsmanship award in balloting conducted following each sport's respective season.
The SCAC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee instituted the award prior to the 2016-17 academic year in an effort to honor the team that best portrays good sportsmanship and fair play from the players and coaches during the season. The fall awards are presented in men's and women's cross country, men's and women's soccer and volleyball.
There were two repeat winners from a year ago as Austin College captured its second consecutive honor in women's soccer and Centenary College earned the recognition for the second straight year in volleyball.
In cross country, Colorado College swept the team sportsmanship honors on both the men's and women's side. The CC Tiger men were the top choice with Dallas, Schreiner and Texas Lutheran finishing in a three-way tie for second. For the women, Colorado College earned top honors followed closely by Trinity in second place. Dallas and Texas Lutheran tied for third in the balloting.
In men's soccer, SCAC newcomer Johnson & Wales took top sportsmanship honors, followed closely by last year's winner Schreiner. Colorado College and Texas Lutheran tied for third.
In women's soccer, Austin College earned its second consecutive SAAC team sportsmanship award, with Johnson & Wales and Dallas earning second and third place, respectively, in the voting.
And in the sport of volleyball, Centenary College received top honors for the second straight year. Schreiner was a close second, followed by Johnson & Wales in third.
Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
Fall 2018 Team Sportsmanship Award Winners
Men's Cross Country: Colorado College
Women's Cross Country: Colorado College
Men's Soccer: Johnson & Wales University (Denver)
Women's Soccer: Austin College
Volleyball: Centenary College
The awards were voted on by each member institution's SAAC, with each individual group ranking the top three teams in each sport. The first place selections were awarded five points, second place earned three points and third place earned one point. Points were then totaled to select the conference's overall winner.