HADLEY, Mass. – The NESCAC announced the 2010 Fall All-Sportsmanship Team for each sport sponsored by the conference. The All-Sportsmanship Team is composed of one student-athlete from each institution for each sport and is selected by the players and coaches from their respective team for their positive contributions to sportsmanship.
The All-Sportsmanship Team recognizes student-athletes from each varsity sport who have demonstrated outstanding dedication to sportsmanship. These student-athletes exhibit respect for themselves, teammates, coaches, opponents, and spectators. They display sportsmanship not only as a participant in their sport but also as a spectator and in their everyday lives. Through their positive actions and example, these student-athletes inspire others to adhere to the quality of sportsmanship that the NESCAC and the NCAA endorse.
Of the 83 individuals selected for All-Sportsmanship honors, eight were also recognized as All-Conference in their respective sport. The Golf All-Sportsmanship Team had three of its 10 selections garner All-NESCAC accolades, the third year in a row that the group has led in that category.
Five individuals repeated as
All-Sportsmanship Team selections from a year ago: men’s
cross country seniors Nat Nelson (Concord, N.H.) of Middlebury and
Blake Fisher (Naperville, Ill.) of Trinity, women’s cross
country senior Meredith FitzPatrick (Greenwich, Conn.) of Hamilton
and junior Rebecca Dugan (Port Murray, N.J.) of Bates, and Trinity
women’s soccer senior Emily Weedon (Wellesley, Mass.).
Connecticut College junior Issac Hancock (Gettysburg, Pa.) earned
the honor in 2008, and Bowdoin senior Anna Noucas (Portsmouth,
N.H.) was chosen as part of the 2007 All-Sportsmanship squad.
The All-Sportsmanship Team was created by the NESCAC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). The NESCAC SAAC serves as the liaison between the student-athletes of NESCAC member institutions and conference administrators. The committee provides a voice to represent the concerns of all student-athletes and to discuss issues impacting student-athlete welfare. The NESCAC SAAC represents all students who participate in intercollegiate athletics and promotes and celebrates student-athletes achievements.