May 3, 2004
ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech women’s track and field team was tabbed the ACC Sportsmanship Award recipient for women’s indoor track and field, announced by the Atlantic Coast Conference Monday morning. Teams receiving the award have conducted themselves with a high degree of character and good sportsmanship, as determined by a vote of the league’s teams.
Tech tallied its second consecutive second-place finish at the indoor ACC meet with 109 points. The Yellow Jackets went on to finish in a tie for 21st place at the indoor NCAA Championships. Sophomore sensation Chaunte Howard won her first national title in the women’s high jump and was named indoor ACC Performer of the Year.
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.
The men’s and women’s track and field teams will travel to Clemson, S.C., for the Orange & Purple Classic on Saturday, May 8.
List of Recipients
Men’s Basketball, Clemson
Women’s Basketball, Wake Forest
Men’s Swimming and Diving, Florida State and Virginia
Women’s Swimming and Diving, Florida State
Men’s Indoor Track and Field, Maryland
Women’s Indoor Track and Field, Georgia Tech