PUC - Mon, Aug. 22, 2011
Pacific Union College was named the recipient of the 2010-11 Cal Pac
Sportsmanship Award, as announced by Commissioner Don Ott, at the annual Cal
Pac Convention on Sunday, August 21.
The Pioneers were recognized as the program best exemplifying the value
of respect found in sport.
"We are very honored to receive this recognition from our
fellow members in the Cal Pac Conference.
We are proud to be a member of a conference that strives to make character
such a focal point in our competition," said athletic director Robert
Castillo. For the sixth year in a
row, each one of the member institutions received at least one vote in the
tally. "This is a testament to the
quality and character of our student-athletes here at Pacific Union College and
throughout the Cal Pac Conference," added Castillo.
The California Pacific Conference recognizes one institution
each year with the Sportsmanship Award.
The balloting is done by the coaches for each sport at he conclusion of
their respective sport's season.
Each coach ranks their top two choices, and the institution with the
most points at the conclusion of the sporting season wins the award. This is the eleventh year the Cal Pac
Conference has awarded a Sportsmanship Award to a member institution.
Cal Pac Commissioner Don Ott said, "Pacific Union College
represents all that is right in the Cal Pac, as their student-athletes
exemplify the highest standards of sportsmanship as they compete with passion.
I'm personally inspired when I see the consensus of the conference recognizing
and applauding that core value at PUC.
Along with speaking highly for the quality of the team members, it
certainly reflects the leadership of the administrators and coaches."
This is the fifth time Pacific Union College has be honored
with this recognition, the first time since the 2007-2008 season. Only Simpson University has won the
award more times, with a total of six.
PAST TEAM SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD WINNERS
Pacific Union College
2006-07 Pacific Union College
2005-06 Pacific Union College
2002-03 Pacific Union College