MANSFIELD, Mass.- Sophomore Robert Gorman (Ellington, Conn.) and rookie Rachel Smith (Quincy, Mass.) of the Eastern Nazarene College men's and women's track & field teams have been tabbed to the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Del Malloy Sportsmanship Team, announced the league office Tuesday.
The Del Malloy Sportsmanship team recognizes student-athletes who uphold the fundamental values of NECC sportsmanship; respect, fairness, civility, honesty, and responsibility. These values should be manifested not only in athletics participation, but also in the broad spectrum of activities affecting their program on campus.
The Del Malloy Sportsmanship Team is composed of one student-athlete from each sponsoring institution, and is selected by the coaching staff from their respective program, for their positive contributions to sportsmanship.
The NECC has renewed its emphasis on sportsmanship, with the recent announcement of a Sportsmanship Initiative. The initiative will provide consistent messaging and programming, as well as continued education of student-athletes and administrators, with the goal to ensure that all Division III student-athletes have a rewarding experience.