LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - Eight Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference programs were recognized by the league as the Spring 2018 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 spring awards are presented in baseball, men's and women's golf, softball, men's and women's tennis and men's and women's track and field.
Southwestern University collected three of the awards, followed by Texas Lutheran University with two. Austin College, Colorado College and Schreiner University took the remaining three.
Both Texas Lutheran baseball and Southwestern women's golf earned back-to-back awards.
Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Spring 2018 Team Sportsmanship Award
Baseball: Texas Lutheran University
Men's Golf: Schreiner University
Women's Golf: Southwestern University
Softball: Texas Lutheran University
Men's Tennis: Colorado College
Women's Tennis: Austin College
Men's Track & Field: Southwestern University
Women's Track & Field: Southwestern University
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.