ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) has announced Greenville College as the winner of the 2012-13 overall Sportsmanship Award. It marks the second straight year that the Panthers have won the award.
The Panthers finished in the top three in the team Sportsmanship Award voting in seven of the 11 sports that the College sponsors, tying Principia College also with seven top three finishes. Greenville also won a conference-best five team Sportsmanship Awards, including women's cross country, women's basketball, men's basketball, women's tennis and baseball.
Greenville appeared on 55 of 92 ballots cast, and finished the year with a total of 189 points. They were also the lone school to appear on more than one team sportsmanship award ballot in every sport eligible.
The SLIAC overall Sportsmanship Award was created in 2010-11 and is based on voting from the 12 team Sportsmanship Awards. In the team Sportsmanship Award voting, each individual school votes for three schools with points awarded on a 5-3-1 basis. The school with the highest point total is declared the winner of the SLIAC overall Sportsmanship Award.