FMU Women; GSW Men Claim Tennis Team Sportsmanship Awards
AUGUSTA, GA – The Francis Marion women’s tennis team and Georgia Southwestern men’s tennis team are the recipients of the 2011 PBC Team Sportsmanship Awards for their respective sports, the league office announced on Wednesday. The Peach Belt Conference presents one such award for each of its 13 championship sports, the award is voted on by other teams in that sport.
For Georgia Southwestern, the sportsmanship honor is the first for the university this season but the fourth overall since the PBC started the program in the 2008-09 season. GSW won two team awards in 2009-10 for men’s basketball and women’s soccer. Francis Marion takes their second award this year, joining the men’s soccer program, and their seventh overall including the second consecutive women’s tennis award. Francis Marion was also won the 2008-09 Institution of the Year Sportsmanship Award.
The program presents an award following each championship season
to the team in that sport that best exemplifies the spirit of
sportsmanship and generally conducts themselves with a high degree
of integrity, character and class. The team award is selected by
other teams who compete in that sport. Points are awarded based on
how each team finished in the voting and in June, the institution
with the highest totals will receive the ‘PBC Institution of
the Year Sportsmanship Award.’
The league’s Senior Woman Administrators will oversee the program.
See the complete list of 2010-11 Team Sportsmanship Award Winners here.