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Liberty Sweeps Big South Outdoor Track Team Sportsmanship Awards
Coach Brant Tolsma's Flames and Lady Flames each won team titles at the Big South Outdoor Track & Field Championships, on their home track in April. The men's team received three first-place votes and 13 total points, finishing ahead of 2006 sportsmanship award winner VMI, which garnered a pair of first-place votes and 10 points. Radford was third in the men's voting with nine points.
On the women's side, Liberty accumulated four first-place votes and 14 points. VMI again finished second, totaling two first-place votes and 10 total points. High Point placed third with seven points.
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.
Liberty has now won a conference-high seven Big South Team Sportsmanship Awards during the current academic year, including all six men's and women's track & field/cross country team honors. The Liberty volleyball team also won the award this past season.