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Liberty, Charleston Southern Share Big South Men's Indoor Track Team Sportsmanship Award

May 2, 2007
|  Charlotte, N.C.
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Travis Campbell is a senior who helped the Liberty men's indoor track and field team capture both the Big South team title and the conference team sportsmanship award.

Travis Campbell is a senior who helped the Liberty men's indoor track and field team capture both the Big South team title and the conference team sportsmanship award.

Liberty and Charleston Southern have both been awarded the Big South Conference's Team Sportsmanship Award for men's indoor track and field, it was announced today by Big South Commissioner Kyle B. Kallander. This is the first time two teams have tied for a team sportsmanship award since the Big South sportsmanship award program began in 2005-06. 

Coach Brant Tolsma's Flames, which won their 10th consecutive Big South Championship in February, totaled eight points and two first-place votes. Charleston Southern also tallied eight points and garnered a single first-place vote. UNC Asheville and VMI tied for third in a close vote, with seven points and one first-place vote apiece. 

The team awards are voted on by Big South student-athletes and are awarded at the end of each competitive season. Teams cannot vote for themselves. 

"The Big South Conference places great emphasis on the values of sportsmanship and fair play," said Kallander. "The creation of these awards appropriately recognizes those student-athletes and coaches within the conference that are leaders in exemplifying these values." 

Liberty has now won a conference-high four Big South Team Sportsmanship Awards this year. The men's and women's cross country teams and the volleyball squad were previously honored.