NACC Honors Alverno With Sportsmanship Award For Second-Consecutive Year

NACC Honors Alverno With Sportsmanship Award For Second-Consecutive Year

As voted on by Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference head coaches and approved by the Directors of Athletics Standing Committee, Alverno College was honored with the Women's Sportsmanship Award for the 2014-15 academic year.

Wisconsin Lutheran College was presented with the Men's Sportsmanship Award, as both programs won their respective award for the second-consecutive year.

Additionally the NACC All-Sportsmanship Team was announced for the academic year which included seven student-athletes from Alverno.

"One of the core foundations of NCAA and NACC intercollegiate athletic play is sportsmanship," Alverno Director of Athletics Brad Duckworth said. "Alverno College is rooted in service and service learning, and our students across the college live this effective citizenship in every aspect of being a student here."

The Inferno has now won the award four times, and this again marks a time it has won in successive fashion, similarly having done so the first two years of the league ('06-07 and '07-08) and in the former Lake Michigan Conference's final two years of existence ('04-05 and '05-06).

"Our coaches and athletes continue to model the ideals of the NCAA, NACC and Alverno College. To our core we believe in sportsman play and service to one another -- to better the student athlete experience and the lifelong qualities athletics helps to instill -- is foundational.

"All 12 members of the NACC deserve this award as this conference is truly one team. To represent the NACC as the winner of the sportsmanship award is an honor we do not take lightly and we are very humbled as each institution in the NACC plays the game the right way and puts tremendous emphasis on sportsmanlike behavior.

"On behalf of athletics and our entire Alverno College community we thank the NACC coaches and administrators for their votes for this very prestigious honor."

Alverno's selections on the '14-15 All-Sportsmanship Team included Charmaine Clark (tennis), Courtney Cornella-Carlson (cross country), Erin Dulek (softball), Julie Gallegos (basketball), Neysel Powell (soccer), Ashleigh Sagat (golf) and Cali Trepp (volleyball).

The All-Sportsmanship Team was selected by the head coaches, and chosen based on the principles of sportsmanship as promoted by the NACC and NCAA.