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The Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) has announced that Maryville University is the recipient of the James R. Spalding Overall Sportsmanship Award for the 2015-16 season. The award is Maryville’s first-ever GLVC Sportsmanship Award.
Twenty teams – one per sport – and 32 student-athletes – one male and one female per school – were also named Spalding Sportsmanship Award winners.
The Maryville Saints accumulated the most points during the 2015-16 season, and also received team sportsmanship wins in women’s cross country and women’s outdoor track and field, as well as men’s soccer. Troy Payton from baseball was Maryville’s James R. Spalding Individual Male Winner, while Elizabeth Kiblinger from cross country/track & field was Maryville’s Female Winner.
Individual recipients of the James R. Spalding Sportsmanship Award are recognized for exemplary conduct of fairness, graciousness, and respect toward teammates, opposing teams, coaches, and officials before, during, and after competition as a representative of the GLVC and their institution. Award-winning teams are cited for best sportsmanship throughout the season.
This story also featured in the Fall 2016 edition of Maryville Magazine.