LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - The Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) today announced its fifth annual winter All-Sportsmanship teams. A total of 22 student-athletes were selected to the 2012-13 squad in the sports of men's basketball, women's basketball, men's swimming & diving and women's swimming & diving. 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 2012-13 SCAC All-Sportsmanship Team for the sports of men's and women's basketball and men's and women's swimming & diving:
2012-13 Men's Basketball All-Sportsmanship Team
Vineeth Kumar, Austin College, Sr., Plano, Texas
Tyler Wright, Centenary College, So., Gonzales, La.
James Lonergan, Colorado College, Fy., Dallas, Texas
Drew Assinesi, University of Dallas, Sr., Pasadena, Calif.
Dan Mataya, Southwestern University, Jr., Austin, Texas
John Boxberger, Trinity University, Sr., Austin, Texas
2012-13 Women's Basketball All-Sportsmanship Team
Brianna Harvey, Austin College, Fy., Atascadero, Calif.
Caitlyn Gentry, Centenary College, Fy., Hornbeck, La.
Kalli Kemling, Colorado College, Sr., Pueblo, Colo.
Christy Allen, University of Dallas, Jr., Burton, Mich.
Katelyn Bartell, Southwestern University, Sr., Austin, Texas
Anne Waidelich, Trinity University, Sr., Floyd, Texas
2012-13 Men's Swimming & Diving All-Sportsmanship Team
Kelly Zapp, Austin College, Fy., Galveston, Texas
Michael Schwandt, Centenary College, Sr., The Woodlands, Texas
Garrett Cry, Colorado College, So., Monterey, Calif.
Dylan Johnson, Southwestern University, Fy., Lufkin, Texas
Lucas Belury, Trinity University, Jr., Austin, Texas
2012-13 Women's Swimming & Diving All-Sportsmanship Team
Brette Greider, Austin College, Fy., Austin, Texas
Julie Hughes, Centenary College, Sr., Parker, Texas
Katy Martinez, Colorado College, So., Colorado Springs, Colo.
Mara Weidmann, Southwestern University, Jr., Austin, Texas
Mary Price, Trinity University, Sr., Springfield, Mo.