BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – The Belmont University Women's Cross Country team was named the recipient of the league's 2018-2019 Team Sportsmanship Award, as announced by the Ohio Valley Conference on Wednesday.
This award was voted on by the student athletes and coaches within the ranks of the sport across the OVC. The areas used to evaluate for the annual award were the conduct of the student athletes, coaches, staff, and fans throughout the competition season.
Over the course of the season, the Bruins consistently displayed sportsmanship, demonstrating respect for their fellow competitors as well as showing respect for the sport of cross country by exhibiting fair play throughout the season.
"Without sportsmanship there are truly no meaningful victories," said Beth DeBauche, OVC Commissioner. "The recipients of the OVC Team Sportsmanship awards should accept this award with great pride for their fellow competitors have made it clear their teams exemplify the best in intercollegiate athletics. In receiving this prestigious honor other competitors are saying these student-athletes compete with class, respect their opponents and value fair play. That is quite a compliment as those are all traits that will lead to true victories throughout the course of life."
This is the 14th year of the award and it marks the first time Belmont Women's Cross Country has garnered the honor.
For more information about the award, click here.