Women's cross country voted best in sportsmanship in Landmark

WASHINGTON – The Landmark Conference champion CUA women's cross country team was recognized on Thursday by the conference for its sportsmanship.  The conference's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) created a Sportsmanship Cup in the fall of 2009 and by the end of the academic year, one Landmark institution will be awarded the trophy.

The Landmark SAAC Sportsmanship Cup is designed to recognize the conference institution that demonstrates the best overall sportsmanship over the course of the year.  The Cup is awarded based on a formula that compiles the votes of each Landmark coach in consultation with their team captains ranking the top-three sportsmanship programs in their respective sports.  The formula also takes into account the number of sports an institution sponsors.

The NCAA and the Landmark Conference have placed a special emphasis on sportsmanship with the hope of encouraging positive interaction not only amongst teams competing, but the fans in attendance.

This fall, five different institutions were selected as the best representations of sportsmanship amongst the six sports, including Juniata (men's cross country), CUA (women's cross country), Goucher (field hockey), Merchant Marine Academy (men's soccer, volleyball), and Moravian (women's soccer).

CUA won its first Landmark Conference title in women's cross country this fall, placing three student-athletes on the All-Conference teams.  Head Coach Joe Fisher and his staff were also recognized as the Coaching Staff of the Year.

The Cardinals will travel to Atlanta on Saturday, November 10 for the NCAA Regional championship.  Start time is set for noon.

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