One of the season-ending traditions of the USA South Conference is the presentation of the All Sportsmanship Award. Athletes of the conference vote for the team they believe showed the best sportsmanship throughout the length of the season.
The 2017 Maryville College men’s soccer team won the award this year through their combined sportsmanship efforts on and off the field.
The award was created in 2004 after the USA South Student Athlete Advisory Committee decided that one of the key values of DIII athletics is sportsmanship and felt that an award should be given each year. At the end of the school year, USA South will present the overall Sportsmanship Trophy to the institution with the most combined sportsmanship awards.
The USA South Conference not only dedicates itself to helping students academically, but also strive to “promote good sportsmanship, fair play, leadership and academic achievement among student-athletes.”