May 5, 2010

Men's Golf and Softball Win Sportsmanship Awards

Full List of Winners

DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia College & State University men’s golf and softball teams were selected as the Peach Belt Conference’s Team Sportsmanship Award Winners the league office announced on Wednesday afternoon.

The men’s golf team completed their inaugural season this spring, competing in nine events with a pair of victories, including a first-place finish at the 11-team Piedmont Invitational. The Saints fired four round under par, including Howard Duffin’s program low three-under-par 69 in the opening round of a head-to-head match against the University of Dayton in Ohio.

The softball team picks up their second straight PBC Team Sportsmanship Award as the Saints won their second consecutive PBC regular season and tournament championship and have been ranked as the nation’s No. 1 team in every regular season poll this year. Sitting at 45-0 heading to their third straight NCAA Tournament, the Saints are awaiting word on seeding and location for the upcoming Southeast Regional May 14-16, 2010.

The Peach Belt Conference presents an award following each championship season to the team in that sport that best exemplifies sportsmanship and generally conducts themselves with a high degree of integrity, character and class.

The team sportsmanship award is selected by other teams who compete in that sport. Points are awarded based on how each team finished in the voting and at the end of the year, the institution with the highest totals will receive the ‘PBC Institution of the Year Sportsmanship Award.