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Atlantic Coast Conference Announces 2005 Fall Sportsmanship Award Recipients

Atlantic Coast Conference Announces 2005 Fall Sportsmanship Award Recipients

Jan. 30, 2006

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Atlantic Coast Conference announced the recipients of the 2005 Fall Sportsmanship Awards today. Teams receiving the awards have conducted themselves with a high degree of character and good sportsmanship, as determined by a vote of the league’s players and coaches.

The conference presents sportsmanship awards for each of its 25 sponsored sports. The concept of these awards was created by the ACC Student Athlete Advisory Committee in an effort to recognize teams who earned the utmost regard from their peers during competition. As is stated in the conference’s Mission Statement, “It [the ACC] strongly adheres to the principles of integrity and sportsmanship, and supports the total development of the student-athlete and each member institution’s athletics department staff, with the intent of producing enlightened leadership for tomorrow.”

Seven schools – Boston College, Clemson, Miami, North Carolina, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest – were recognized by their peers with fall sportsmanship awards.

The following is a complete list of the 2005 Fall Sportsmanship Award recipients:

Sport – Recipient Men’s Cross Country – Miami Women’s Cross Country – Clemson Field Hockey – Virginia Football – Wake Forest Men’s Soccer – North Carolina Women’s Soccer – Virginia Tech Volleyball – Boston College