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LU Volleyball Claims BSC Sportsmanship Award

December 23, 2008  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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The Lady Flames are the first team in conference history to win four Big South Team Sportsmanship Awards.

The Lady Flames are the first team in conference history to win four Big South Team Sportsmanship Awards.

The Liberty volleyball team has become the first four-time winner of the Big South Team Sportsmanship Award, as voted on by the conference's student-athletes.

The Lady Flames, coached by Shane Pinder, have captured all four Big South Team Sportsmanship Awards, since the program was instituted in the fall of 2005. Liberty has won a total of 19 team sportsmanship awards over the past four years, as the women's cross country and women's soccer squads were also honored on Tuesday.

Liberty claimed its second consecutive Big South title this past season and made its second NCAA Tournament appearance in a row. The Lady Flames, led by honorable mention All-American Kallie Corbin (Jr., S, Beaverton, Ore.), took a set from Final Four participant Nebraska in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament and finished the year with a 25-9 record.

At the conclusion of the 2008-09 athletic season, the Big South Conference's Institutional Sportsmanship Award will be announced. An institution's sport winners count towards the Institution Sportsmanship Award and the winner is determined on a system recognizing the highest percentage of the maximum possible points each institution is capable of achieving in that year. The institution with the highest percentage will win the award. VMI has won the Big South's Institutional Sportsmanship Award the first three years.