Mansfield, Mass.- The New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) is proud to recognize the 2020 Track & Field Del Malloy Sportsmanship team, which was announced by the league on Tuesday. The Del Malloy Sportsmanship team recognizes student-athletes who uphold the fundamental values of NECC sportsmanship; respect, fairness, civility, honesty, and responsibility. These values should be manifested not only in athletics participation, but also in the broad spectrum of activities affecting their program on campus.
The Del Malloy Sportsmanship Team is composed of one student-athlete from each sponsoring institution, and is selected by the coaching staff from their respective program, for their positive contributions to sportsmanship.
The NECC has renewed its emphasis on sportsmanship, with the recent announcement of a Sportsmanship Initiative. The initiative will provide consistent messaging and programming, as well as continued education of student-athletes and administrators, with the goal to ensure that all Division III student-athletes have a rewarding experience.
The selections for the 2020 Track & Field Del Malloy Sportsmanship team are listed below.
Men's Track & Field
Robert Gorman (So., Ellington, Conn.), Eastern Nazarene College
Vladimir Mendoza (Fr., Somerville, Mass.), Lesley University
Women's Track & Field
Tyra Legister (Sr., Charlotte, N.C.), Bay Path University
Rachel Smith (Fr., Quincy, Mass.), Eastern Nazarene College
Katelyn Andrews (Jr., Newington, Conn.), Lesley University
ABOUT THE NECC
The NECC began competition in the 2008-09 academic year and current member institutions compete across 16 sports. The NECC membership focuses on providing athletic competition among institutions that share similar academic aspirations and are committed to the importance of the total educational experience for students engaged in sports. Current members include Bay Path University, Becker College, Dean College, Eastern Nazarene College, Elms College, Lesley University, Mitchell College and New England College.