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Liberty Earns 3 Big South Team Sportsmanship Awards

July 13, 2016  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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The Liberty women's outdoor track & field team earned its seventh Big South Team Sportsmanship Award in 11 years.

The Liberty women's outdoor track & field team earned its seventh Big South Team Sportsmanship Award in 11 years.

The Liberty men's tennis, women's tennis and women's outdoor track & field teams have earned Big South Team Sportsmanship Awards, as voted upon by Big South student-athletes following each conference championship.

Head Coach Chris Johnson's men's tennis squad garnered its fourth consecutive Big South Team Sportsmanship Award, tying the Presbyterian women's basketball team for the longest active streak in any conference sport.

Liberty teams have now totaled 62 Big South Team Sportsmanship Awards since the award's inception in 2005-06, averaging nearly six awards per athletic year.

For the first time, Gardner-Webb won the Big South Institutional Sportsmanship Award, as determined by a system that recognizes the highest percentage of the maximum points an institution is capable of receiving for each team award.

"Sportsmanship and Fair Play are core values of the Big South Conference and its members," said Big South Commissioner Kyle B. Kallander. "The Institutional Sportsmanship Award is one of our most significant honors as it recognizes the institution that has most consistently upheld these values and conducted its athletics program in a sportsmanlike manner.  We congratulate Gardner-Webb and all the team winners for their outstanding year!"

Liberty's 2015-16 Big South Team Sportsmanship Awards
Men's Tennis – 4th straight, 4th overall
Women's Tennis – 2nd overall (first since 2013)
Women's Outdoor Track & Field – 2nd straight, 7th overall