HADLEY, Mass. - The NESCAC announced the 2008 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 student-athlete selected must be in good academic standing and a member of the team at the conclusion of the season in order to be eligible for selection.
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, 11 received NESCAC All-Conference recognition in their respective sport this fall. The Golf All-Sportsmanship Team had four of its 10 members earn All-NESCAC honors in 2008, including Player of the Year Reid Longley (Atlanta, Ga.) from Trinity. Longley, the top finisher at the 2008 NESCAC Golf Championship Qualifier in September, helped the Bantams to a second place showing by carding a two-day total of 141 (-1).
The Fall All-Sportsmanship Teams also include a total of two current and former members of the NESCAC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC): Gus Spaulding (Chestnut Hill, Mass.) a senior member of the Bowdoin Football team, and Lauren Garcia (Cincinnati, Ohio), a senior on the Williams Women’s Soccer squad. Garcia also earned All-Sportsmanship honors in the fall of 2007. 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.