SCAC Announces 2013 Spring All-Sportsmanship Teams

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - The Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) today announced its fifth annual spring All-Sportsmanship teams. A total of 39 student-athletes were selected to the 2013 squad in the sports of baseball, men’s golf, women’s golf, men's lacrosse, softball, men's tennis, women's tennis, men’s track & field and women’s track & field. Complete Release

The SCAC places a special emphasis on sportsmanship each year, but this year, the conference went a step further. Prior to the 2012-13 academic year, the league developed and introduced a new sportsmanship-themed campaign, “Cheer Hard, Play Harder, Respect Everyone,” and created PSAs and videos that were distributed throughout the conference.

These pieces have been played during conference-produced video-streamed championship activities throughout the 2012-13 academic year and even promoted nationally through the NCAA Division III Twitter account and Facebook page.

The following student-athletes were named to the 2013 SCAC All-Sportsmanship Team for the sports of baseball, men's and women's golf, men's lacrosse, softball, men's and women's tennis and men’s and women’s track & field (All recipients are listed with school, class and hometown noted):

2013 Baseball All-Sportsmanship Team
Will Schommer, Austin College, So., Phoenix, Ariz.  
Tyler Clakley, Centenary College, Sr., Tyler, Texas    
Trevor Allred, University of Dallas, Sr., Anchorage, Alaska
Carl Mueller, Southwestern University, Jr., Houston, Texas            
Ryan Lucero, Trinity University, Sr., Aurora, Colo.               

2013 Men’s Golf All-Sportsmanship Team

Jamie Gibson, Centenary College, So., South Yorkshire, England
Marcos Martinez, University of Dallas, Jr., The Woodlands, Texas
James Charles, Southwestern University, Sr., Hillsboro, Texas              
Blake Turner, Trinity University, Sr., Katy, Texas

2013 Women’s Golf All-Sportsmanship Team
Rachel Grinnell, Centenary College, Sr., Plano, Texas
Bernice Leonard, Southwestern University, Fy., Bellaire, Texas
Madison Wallender, Trinity University, Sr., Spring Branch, Texas   

2013 Men’s Lacrosse All-Sportsmanship Team
Garrett Wick, Centenary College, Fy., River Ridge, La.          
Ian Pelto, Colorado College, Fy., Colorado Springs, Colo.
James O’Toole, University of Dallas, Jr., Verona, N.J.
Ross Warkentin, Southwestern University, So., Round Rock, Texas      

2013 Softball All-Sportsmanship Team
Rachel Ramos, Austin College, Jr., Fort Worth, Texas                    
Nicole Warren, Centenary College, Jr., Castor, La.      
Erin Begle, University of Dallas, Fy., Houston, Texas
Tori Vasquez, Southwestern University, Fy., Fort Worth, Texas
Brooke Sanchez, Trinity University, Jr., San Antonio, Texas      

2013 Men’s Tennis All-Sportsmanship Team
David Smith, Austin College, So., San Antonio, Texas                  
Adam Ghaemmaghami, Centenary College, Sr., Livingston, Texas              
Jack Burger, Colorado College, So., Steamboat Springs, Colo.
Sam McCready, Southwestern University, Fy., Austin, Texas              
Erick DelaFuente, Trinity University, Sr., El Paso, Texas 

2013 Women’s Tennis All-Sportsmanship Team
Sophie McDonald, Austin College, Jr., Longview, Texas                      
Anna D’Angelo, Centenary College, Jr., Glen Rose, Texas                    
Katie Patterson, Colorado College, Jr., Dover, Mass.
Marieke Visser, Southwestern University, Fy., Georgetown, Texas  
Gabrielle Roe, Trinity University, Fy., New Orleans, La.

2013 Men’s Track & Field All-Sportsmanship Team
Graham Frank, Colorado College, So., West Linn, Ore.
Jack Grubner, University of Dallas, Fy., Boston, Mass.
Alex Sheppard, Southwestern University, Sr., Cuero, Texas
Justin Campbell, Trinity University, Sr., Victoria, Texas

2013 Women’s Track & Field All-Sportsmanship Team
Charis Whitnah, Colorado College, Sr., Washington, D.C.        
Emma Polefko, University of Dallas, Fy., Cypress, Texas
Lilly Duarte, Southwestern University, Jr., Streetman, Texas
Rebecca Earle, Trinity University, Fy., The Woodlands, Texas

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