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Lady Flames Win Big South Women's Indoor Track Team Sportsmanship Award

May 3, 2007
|  Charlotte, N.C.
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Caitlyn Sutterfield was one of three seniors on the Liberty women's indoor track and field team, which won the Big South Team Sportsmanship Award.

Caitlyn Sutterfield was one of three seniors on the Liberty women's indoor track and field team, which won the Big South Team Sportsmanship Award.

Liberty has earned the Big South Conference's Team Sportsmanship Award for women's indoor track and field, it was announced today by Big South Commissioner Kyle B. Kallander. The announcement comes one day after the Liberty men's indoor track team shared the same honor with Charleston Southern. 

Coach Brant Tolsma's Lady Flames, who finished as the Big South indoor meet runner-up, totaled 10 points and a pair of first-place votes. Liberty edged out Coastal Carolina, last year's sportsmanship award winner. The Chanticleers finished with nine points and two first place-votes. VMI was third in the voting with seven points and a single first-place vote. 

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 five Big South Team Sportsmanship Awards this year. In addition to the men's and women's indoor track and field teams' recognition, the men's and women's cross country teams and the volleyball squad were previously honored.