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APSU Track and Field team honored with OVC Sportsmanship Award


Ohio Valley ConferenceBrentwood, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s track and field program was the recipient of the 2012-13 Ohio Valley Conference Team Sportsmanship Award for indoor track and field, the conference office announced, Friday.

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.

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Included in the areas for evaluation are the conduct of student-athletes, coaches, staff and administrators and fans.

This is Austin Peay’s second sportsmanship honor for indoor track and field. OVC newcomer Belmont took home the men’s award.

“We are honored to be recognized by the conference members,” said head coach Doug Molnar. “Anytime you are recognized by your peers, it is a testament that what you are doing is appreciated. This really is an honor for and about our student-athletes.”

In 1995, the Ohio Valley Conference implemented a first-of-its-kind “Sportsmanship Statement,” a policy promoting principles of fair play, ethical conduct and respect for one’s opponent. The statement answered the challenge of the NCAA Presidents Commission to improve sportsmanship in collegiate athletics, and has become a model for others to follow across the nation.




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