Wednesday, June 9, 2010

TTU Baseball Team Wins Sportsmanship Award

The Tennessee Tech University baseball team is the recipient of the 2009-10 Team Sportsmanship Award as announced Wednesday by the Ohio Valley Conference. This marks the first time since the inception of the award in August of 2005 that the baseball program at Tech has received the honor. 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 for evaluation are the conduct of student-athletes, coaches, staff and administrators and fans. And while this is a first-time award for the Golden Eagles baseball program, it is the fourth sportsmanship award given to a TTU program in the 2009-2010 season alone. The women’s soccer, golf and outdoor track teams also received the award this year.