Voted on by the student-athletes and coaches of the respective sports, the team awards are bestowed upon the Conference squads deemed to have best exhibited the standards of sportsmanship and ethical behavior as outlined by the OVC and NCAA. Included in the areas of evaluation are the conduct of student-athletes, coaches, staff and administrators and fans.
“On behalf of our softball student athletes, our staff, our
administrators and our fans at
The 2008-09 school year marks the fourth year the team
sportsmanship honors have been awarded. It is the first time
“The Ohio Valley Conference puts a great deal of value on sportsmanship and respect for your opponent,” said Brad Walker, Interim OVC Commissioner. “Student-athletes are the most visible representatives of their institutions as well as the OVC and we have high expectations on them to show sportsmanlike behavior. The OVC Sportsmanship Award winner should take prided in being honored by their peers as the program that exemplifies the league’s commitment to sportsmanship.”