Courtesy of the Landmark Conference
Towson, MD – The United States Merchant Marine Academy has
won the Landmark Conference Student-Athlete Advisory Committee
(SAAC) Sportsmanship Cup for the 2012-13 year. The Mariners
are first-time recipients as Juniata College took home the Cup in
its first two years.
The award is calculated by adding all of the sportsmanship votes during the year and dividing the total by the number of Landmark sports the institution sponsors. After each sports season the head coach of each team, in consultation with his or her captains, voted on the top three sportsmanship teams and a winner was announced.
Coaches and captains are encouraged to rank opponents based on their view of the sportsmanship of each institution with factors including, but not limited to: fair play, graciousness in victory, respectfulness in defeat, fan behavior and conduct, courtesy and helpfulness as hosts.
USMMA was deemed the most sportsmanlike in men’s soccer, volleyball, men’s indoor track and field as well as men’s outdoor track and field while generating an average of 9.13 points for the year. Juniata finished at 8.65 and Goucher College placed third in the standings with an average of 8.17.
In addition to finishing first in four sports, USMMA finished in the top half of the standings in 10 of its 15 sports. The Mariners took the early lead after the fall season and held off a late charge from Juniata and Goucher this spring.
2012-13 Team Sportsmanship Winners
Men's Basketball: Juniata
Women's Basketball: Moravian
Men's Cross Country: Juniata
Women's Cross Country: Catholic
Field Hockey: Goucher
Men's Lacrosse: Drew
Women's Lacrosse: Goucher
Men's Soccer: USMMA
Women's Soccer: Moravian
Men's Swimming: Goucher
Women's Swimming: Goucher
Men's Tennis: Moravian
Women's Tennis: Goucher
Men's Indoor Track: USMMA
Women's Indoor Track: Juniata
Men's Outdoor Track: USMMA
Women's Outdoor Track: Goucher