Truman Wins Conference Sportsmanship Award

Truman has been named as the recipient of the Great Lakes Valley Conference’s James R. Spalding Overall Sportsmanship Award for the 2016-17 season.

This accolade is Truman’s first-ever GLVC Sportsmanship Award. The Bulldogs accumulated the most points during the 2016-17 season, featuring team sportsmanship wins in women’s cross country, football, women’s soccer, women’s swimming and baseball.

During the initial nomination process, each institution’s coach ranked the top-three teams within the sport that best displayed good sportsmanship throughout the season. The team with the highest point total was then named that sport’s James R. Spalding Sportsmanship Team Award winner. At the conclusion of the academic year, the institution that accumulated the highest point total across all sports was named the James R. Spalding Sportsmanship Overall Award winner.

In addition, each institution - through the head coach - names one award honoree in each sport sponsored. These individual sport honorees became candidates for the James R. Spalding Sportsmanship Award. Each institution then selected one male and one female student-athlete from its season-long list of honorees to be named as James R. Spalding Sportsmanship Individual Award winners.

Kayla Bastian, volleyball, and J.J. Dorrell, wrestling, were named as the Bulldogs Spaulding Sportsmanship Award winners.