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Ten Bobcats named to NESCAC Spring All-Sportsmanship Team










HADLEY, Mass. -- Ten Bates students were named to the 2012 NESCAC Spring All-Sportsmanship Team, announced Friday 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 Bates’ awardees are three athletes who also earned All-NESCAC honors in their respective sports this season: men's tennis team sophomore Timmy Berg (Bradenton, Fla.), men's track and field junior David Hardison (South Portland, Maine) and women's track and field sophomore Kallie Nixon (Medfield, Mass.). Bates' list also includes three athletes currently competing at their respective NCAA Championships, in Hardison, women's rowing sophomore Caroline Webb (Tiburon, Calif.) and women's tennis first-year Elena Mandzhukova (Lisbon, Portugal). Bates' list also includes one repeat awardee from the 2011 Spring All-Sportsmanship Team, in softball senior Kiely Webster (Bethesda, Md.).

Bates’ 2012 NESCAC Spring All-Sportsmanship selections are:

Baseball: Demetrios Gatzogiannis, Sr.; Wells, Maine
Men's Lacrosse: Reed Brown, Sr.; Rye Beach, N.H.
Women's Lacrosse: Maggie Reilly, Sr.; Wellesley, Mass.
Men's Rowing: Charles Carey, Jr.; Lincoln, Mass.
Women's Rowing: Caroline Webb, Sr.; Tiburon, Calif.
Softball: Kiely Webster, Sr.; Bethesda, Md.
Men's Tennis: Timmy Berg, So.; Bradenton, Fla.
Women's Tennis: Elena Mandzhukova, Fy.; Lisbon, Portugal
Men's Track & Field: David Hardison, Jr.; South Portland, Maine
Women's Track & Field: Kallie Nixon, So.; Medfield, 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.

2012 NESCAC Spring All-Sportsmanship Team