Sage Scores Second Place at Skyline Conference

May 10, 2010 at 2:48 pm

The Sage Colleges athletic department finished in second place in the annual race for the Skyline Conference Sportsmanship Award. For the second straight year, Sage finished as the runner-up in the race for the leagues award for excellence on and off the playing fields with their performances and behavior.

Sage Athletic Director, Dani Drews said of the honor, "It's more than just wins and losses, it is also about how the game was meant to be played. Drews added, At Sage, we stress good sportsmanship and respect by our staff and student-athletes. It is rewarding to see that our opponents also recognize those efforts."

Bard College won the 2009-2010 Sportsmanship Trophy after displaying outstanding team sportsmanship during the 2009-10 academic year, while Sage finished in second place. The Skyline Conference instituted the Sportsmanship Trophy in 2007-08 to gauge team sportsmanship among its member schools.

A school earns points toward the Sportsmanship Trophy based upon a 10-point scale in each sport. Opposing coaches rate each team on a scale of 1 to 10 with a '1' being considered poor sportsmanship and a '10' being considered outstanding sportsmanship. A score of 5 to 6 is considered average. A school's scores in each sport are then added together and then divided by the total number of points that could possibly be earned.

2009-2010 Skyline Sportsmanship Trophy final ratings:

1. Bard (.708)

2. Sage (.6997)

3. Yeshiva (.6995)

4. Mount Saint Mary (.678)

5. Mount Saint Vincent (.673)

6. Maritime (.667)

7. St. Josephs (.660)

8. NYU-Poly (.642)

9. Purchase (.603)

10. Farmingdale State (.578)

11. Old Westbury (.565)