ELMHURST, Ill. – Omaha has been honored by its fellow institutions with the 2013-14 Summit League Sportsmanship Award it was announced Tuesday. It marks the second-straight season the Mavericks have earned the prestigious award.
The Summit League Sportsmanship Award is given annually to the institution that is judged by its peers to be the best in the league in living up to the ideals of sportsmanship. Areas for evaluation include student-athlete conduct, staff/administrator conduct, coaches’ conduct and event management.
Southern Utah has won a record five Sportsmanship Awards, followed by Centenary with three and Omaha and South Dakota State each capturing a pair of awards. Fort Wayne, IUPUI, Kansas City and Valparaiso have each captured the honor once.
ABOUT THE SUMMIT LEAGUE
In its fourth decade of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of over 120,000 at eight institutions, including three located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), Fort Wayne (Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne), IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis), North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced eight NCAA Champions, 62 All-Americans and 50 Academic All-America selections.
|Previous Sportsmanship Award Winner|
|2008-09||South Dakota State|
|2010-11||South Dakota State|