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UST Men's Cross Country Receives SCAC Sportsmanship Award

Five Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference fall sports programs were recognized by the league as recipients of the SCAC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Team Sportsmanship award in balloting conducted following each sport's respective season. The SCAC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee instituted the award prior to the 2016-17 academic year to honor the team that best portrays good sportsmanship and fair play from the players and coaches during the season. The fall awards are presented in men's and women's cross country, men's and women's soccer and volleyball.

For the first time in program history, the University of St. Thomas Men's Cross Country team received these honors. In just their fourth season, the Celts have not only earned respect from other institutions, but they also have excelled in competition. They recently took home third place in the SCAC Championships and freshman Andres Padron was selected as the Newcomer of the Year.   

"The SCAC Sportsmanship award is an honor that we humbly and cheerfully celebrate receiving. I am proud of the strong group of guys that we have on our team right now" said Director of Cross Country and Track & Field Ryan Dohner. "As Head Coach, I desire to lead our team with values that align with our school and my faith. The men and women on our team are continually growing on and off the field, and we are excited to be the best overall team we can be each passing season. We thank everyone in our athletic department for the support, especially the backing from our Athletic Director Todd Smith and Assistant A.D. Nik Barjakteravic."

Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
Fall 2021 Team Sportsmanship Award Winners

Men's Cross Country: University of St. Thomas
Women's Cross Country: University of Dallas
Men's Soccer: Colorado College
Women's Soccer: University of Dallas
Volleyball: University of Dallas