(story courtesy the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference)
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - Six Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference programs were recognized by the league as the Fall 2017 Sportmanship Teams in their respective sports.
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, football, men's and women's soccer and volleyball.
For the second year in a row, Schreiner University captured the top honor in men's soccer and Austin College took men's and women's cross country. The 'Roos also earned the award in women's soccer and Centenary College closed it out, earning the volleyball recognition.
Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Fall 2017 Team Sportsmanship Award
Men's Cross Country: Austin College
Women's Cross Country: Austin College
Men's Soccer: Schreiner University
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.