From APSU Sports Information
Brentwood, Tn – Austin Peay State University women’s track and field team has earned the 2013-14 Ohio Valley Conference Team Sportsmanship Award for outdoor track and field. Voted on by the student-athletes and coaches of the respective sports, the team awards are bestowed upon the Conference squads deemed to have best exhibited the standards of sportsmanship and ethical behavior as outlined by the OVC and NCAA.
Included in the areas for evaluation are the conduct of student-athletes, coaches, staff and administrators and fans.
“Without sportsmanship there are truly no meaningful victories,” said Beth DeBauche, OVC Commissioner. “The recipients of the OVC Team Sportsmanship awards should accept this award with great pride for their fellow competitors have made it clear their teams exemplify the best in intercollegiate athletics. In receiving this prestigious honor other competitors are saying these student-athletes compete with class, respect their opponents and value fair play. That is quite a compliment as those are all traits that will lead to true victories throughout the course of life.”
This is the third award in four seasons for Austin Peay; the honor was also bestowed on the Lady Govs in 2011 and 2013.
On the heels of the program’s second-place finish at the OVC Outdoor Championships, head coach Doug Molnar’s team is among the conference elite on and off the field.
“It really is wonderful to be recognized by your peers in this way,” said head coach Doug Molnar. “It’s a tribute to the type of student-athlete that comes to Austin Peay and that we have on our team. It’s a real honor to be recognized for the type of kids we have.”