FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 27, 2008
Department of Athletics
Sports Information Director
WENHAM, MA- The Fighting Scots of Gordon College recently earned The Commonwealth Coast Conference (TCCC) Team Sportsmanship award for three Spring team sports. This year, a total of seven Fighting Scots varsity athletic teams received the award.
The Team Sportsmanship Award is voted by member coaches from each sport and is awarded to the team which exemplifies the highest sportsmanship in both victory and/or defeat.
This spring, the Fighting Scots women's lacrosse team, softball team, and men's tennis teams were each honored by The Commonwealth Coast Conference with the awards.
Earlier in the academic year, both the men's and women's cross country team along with the women's tennis team earned the Team Sportsmanship awards for fall sports, and in the winter season, the women's basketball team took the honor. The collective seven Team Sportsmanship Awards for the Fighting Scots at Gordon College was the highest total for any of the 14 TCCC member institutions.
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Gordon College is committed to pursue athletic excellence on the courts and the playing fields and to maintain high academic standards for student-athletes. Gordon offers eight men's and 10 women's team sports and is a member of the NCAA Division III Commonwealth Coast Conference. The Gordon College Athletic Department offers an intercollegiate program that promotes intellectual maturity, Christian character and program excellence. The department strives to prepare men and women to be student-athletes distinguished by integrity, winning effort and Christian conduct in competition. In all endeavors the program looks to Christ as the model for learning, leadership and teamwork.