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Ten Bobcats named to NESCAC Spring All-Sportsmanship Team

Beaton

Sampson

Scott

LaFontaine

DiSalvo

McIntyre

Rupasinghe

Gulliver

Murtagh

Lindauer

HADLEY, Mass. -- Ten Bates students were named to the 2010 NESCAC Spring All-Sportsmanship Team, announced Thursday by the New England Small College Athletic Conference.

The All-Sportsmanship Team is comprised of one student athlete from each institution for each sport, and is selected by the players and coaches from their respective team for their positive contributions to sportsmanship. The student-athlete selected must be in good academic standing and a member of the team at the conclusion of the season in order to be eligible for selection.

Among the notable honorees are Tom Beaton, who won All-NESCAC honors in both football and baseball this academic year, and also won Bates' Male Senior Sportsmanship Award; junior Dana Lindauer, who won two All-NESCAC awards for top-three finishes in the 400-meter dash and 4x400-meter relay race at the NESCAC Championships; junior Chris Murtagh, who won three All-NESCAC honors this year for top-three performances in the hammer, discus and javelin throws at the NESCAC Championships; and Amrit Rupasinghe, a three-time All-American, the NCAA Division III men's tennis doubles champion with Ben Stein and an All-NESCAC selection for both singles and doubles this season. Bates' representatives on the team are:

  • Baseball: Tom Beaton, Sr.; West Newbury, Mass.
  • Men's Lacrosse: Nick Sampson, Sr.; Yarmouth, Maine
  • Women's Lacrosse: Emma Scott, Sr.; Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Men's Rowing: Dan LaFontaine, Sr.; Concord, N.H.
  • Women's Rowing: Allison DiSalvo, So.; Lowell, Mass.
  • Softball: Jean McIntyre, Sr.; Marshfield, Mass.
  • Men's Tennis: Amrit Rupasinghe, Sr.; Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Women's Tennis: Jean Gulliver, Sr.; Falmouth, Maine 
  • Men's Track and Field: Chris Murtagh, Jr.; Rowley, Mass.
  • Women's Track and Field: Dana Lindauer, Jr., Needham, Mass.

The All-Sportsmanship Team recognizes student-athletes from each varsity sport who have demonstrated outstanding dedication to sportsmanship. These student-athletes exhibit respect for themselves, teammates, coaches, opponents, and spectators. They display sportsmanship not only as a participant in their sport, but also as a spectator and in their everyday lives. Through their positive actions and example, these student athletes inspire others to adhere to the quality of sportsmanship that the NESCAC and the NCAA endorse.

View the entire NESCAC Spring 2010 All-Sportsmanship Team