Jan. 10, 2008
ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech women’s cross country team was named a winner of the Atlantic Coast Conference’s 2007 Fall Sportsmanship Award, announced by the conference office Thursday.
Teams receiving the awards have conducted themselves with a high degree of character and good sportsmanship, as determined by a vote of the league’s players and coaches.
“On behalf of the women’s cross country team, we’re happy to win the ACC Sportsmanship award for the fall of 2007,” head coach Alan Drosky said. “Our women are a fantastic group of student-athletes, excelling in their academic and athletic endeavors. They work hard, compete hard and have fun doing it. As this award is voted upon by the teams in our conference, obviously our team’s great attitude shows.”
The conference presents sportsmanship awards for each of its 25 sponsored sports. The concept of these awards was created by the ACC Student Athlete Advisory Committee in an effort to recognize teams who earned the utmost regard from their peers during competition. As is stated in the conference’s Mission Statement, “It [the ACC] strongly adheres to the principles of integrity and sportsmanship, and supports the total development of the student-athlete and each member institution’s athletics department staff, with the intent of producing enlightened leadership for tomorrow.”
Other teams receiving a sportsmanship award were Miami’s men’s cross country team, the Virginia Tech men’s soccer team, Duke’s women’s soccer team and the field hockey, football and volleyball teams at Boston College.
For more information on the ACC Sportsmanship award please visit TheACC.com
2007 Fall Sportsmanship Award Recipients:
Men’s Cross Country – Miami
Women’s Cross Country – Georgia Tech
Field Hockey – Boston College
Football – Boston College
Men’s Soccer – Virginia Tech
Women’s Soccer – Duke
Volleyball – Boston College
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