New Haven, Conn. (5/26/17) The Nyack College Department of Athletics on Friday was awarded the 2016-17 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Team Sportsmanship Award for men's sports, as announced by Commissioner Dan Mara.
The Chargers of Dominican College finished in a tie for fourth place overall in the standings.
Nyack was identified as the winner by the total number of sportsmanship votes the institution received over the course of the academic year in men's sports, divided by the total number of male sports sponsored.
Nyack finished in first with a score of 14.17, as University of the Sciences and Chestnut Hill College finished in second and third, respectively, with marks of 12.80 and 10.57.
The Warriors' run to the overall team sportsmanship award was aided by the men's track & field program receiving the sportsmanship award in its respective voting, while men's basketball and baseball finished runner-up in their voting. The men's golf team finished with the third highest point total in its voting for the award. The four top-three finishes came out of six male sports sponsored by the school.
USciences had a pair of teams finish second in their voting for team sportsmanship awards, including men's cross country and men's basketball. Chestnut Hill earned its top-three ranking in the overall award standings by having men's tennis finishing second in its sportsmanship award voting, while men's track & field and men's cross country each finishing third.
Each sport's team sportsmanship award is voted on by the league's head coaches in their respective sport. Head coaches speak with their student-athletes prior to voting to gain feedback on which opposing teams demonstrated outstanding class and character throughout the season.
FINAL 2016-17 CACC MEN'S TEAM SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD STANDINGS
1. Nyack College (14.17)
2. University of the Sciences (12.80)
3. Chestnut Hill College (10.57)
T4. Caldwell University (10.50)
T4. Dominican College (10.50)
T4. Georgian Court University (10.50)
7. Goldey-Beacom College (10.40)
8. Felician University (10.00)
9. Bloomfield College (9.33)
10. Holy Family University (7.75)
11. Wilmington University (6.20)
12. Philadelphia University (6.14)
13. Concordia College (3.80)
14. Post University (3.57)
2016-17 CACC TEAM SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD WINNERS (By Sport)
Men's Cross Country ... Caldwell University
Men's Soccer ... Felician University
Men's Basketball ... Georgian Court University
Baseball ... Goldey-Beacom College
Men's Tennis ... Bloomfield College
Men's Golf ... Dominican College & Felician University
Men's Track & Field ... Nyack College