Cal Pac Team Sportsmanship Award Awarded to Simpson University

For Immediate Release


Simpson University Sports News

09.22.2009

REDDING, Calif. - Simpson University gained the approval of the other seven Cal Pac member institutions in 2008-2009 as the league's best example of team sportsmanship, Commissioner Don Ott announced. "This award represents the finest example of the Champions of Character standards," Ott said. "Simpson's honor reflects well on the entire conference and the staff, student-athletes and institution are to be applauded."

The greatest sign of the mutual respect the Cal Pac institutions have for one another is the amazing fact that every institution received at least one vote in at least three different sports. The balloting is done by a vote of the league's coaches in each sport sponsored by the conference.

"This was the closest balloting our conference has seen for this high honor," said Ott. "Simpson University's consistency in gaining their peer's respect is high praise indeed. I congratulate the institution, the athletics leadership and coaches, and, of course, the student-athletes for exemplifying the high standards of both their institutional mission and the Champions of Character program."

This is Simpson's first Cal Pac Team Sportsmanship Award since 2003-2004 and is the institution's fifth Team Sportsmanship Award since the award was created after the 1999-2000 season.

PAST TEAM SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD WINNERS
2008-09 Simpson
2007-08 Pacific Union
2006-07 Pacific Union
2005-06 Pacific Union
2004-05 Menlo
2003-04 Simpson
2002-03 Pacific Union
2001-02 Simpson
2000-01 Simpson
1999-2000 Simpson


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