Pioneers Women's Cross Country Wins Second Straight NEC Team Sportsmanship Award

(Fairfield, CT) - The Sacred Heart University Women's Cross Country team won the 2010-11 Northeast Conference Team Sportsmanship award, announced by the NEC this week.  This is the second straight year Sacred Heart Women's Cross Country receives the award, given to one school for each of the fall sports.

"This is an important honor for our program," said head coach Christian Morrison.  "We have a fiercely competitive group of women here, but I believe they understand the importance of maintaining perspective and proper decorum in competition.  It is humbling that our peers from the Northeast Conference recognize this about us as well."

Instituted in 2008 by the league presidents, the awards acknowledge the team in each conference sport that, in the opinion of the coaches who vote at the end of the season, "most closely demonstrates good sportsmanship based on the NEC Principles of Sportsmanship and Standards of Conduct. "