NEW HAVEN, CT
Sportsmanship is a principle foundation for NCAA Division II along with learning, service, resourcefulness, passion and balance.
The Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) and Commissioner Dan Mara announced the recipients of the 2014-2015 CACC Institutional Sportsmanship Awards. From fourteen CACC member institutions, Nyack College garnered this year's Women's Institutional Sportsmanship Award honor.
Nyack captured the CACC Women's Sportsmanship Award for the ninth-consecutive year dating back to when the honor was first handed out during the 2006-07 campaign. The head coaches of each conference-sponsored sport vote for the individual CACC team sportsmanship awards annually.
For this 2014-15 academic year, the Warriors would capture the CACC Team Sportsmanship Award in the sports of volleyball during the fall and women's lacrosse during the spring.
"We are honored to again receive the CACC Sportsmanship Award, and are very proud of our student-athletes for displaying the high character and sportsmanship that makes competing at the Division II level enjoyable," expressed Assistant Athletic Director, Mandy Aikens.
The award recipients were identified by the total number of sportsmanship votes the institution received over the course of the academic year divided by the total number of sports sponsored. The University of the Sciences captured the Men's Sportsmanship honor.
Aikens adds, "Our student-athletes embody our institution's core values and demonstrate those characteristics on the playing field and in the classroom. We are thankful that they represent Nyack's commitment to a high standard of character and servant-hood."