Hartford, Conn. - Eight Trinity College winter athletes were named to the 2013 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) All-Sportsmanship Team for their positive contributions to sportsmanship. Men's basketball senior captain Mick DiStasio (Yarmouth, Maine), women's basketball junior Moriah Sweeney (Ramsey, N.J.), men's ice hockey sophomore Tim Shea (Somerset, Mass.), women's ice hockey senior Beth Hitchcock (Glencoe, Ill.), men's squash senior co-captain Johan Detter (Malmoe, Sweden), women's squash junior tri-captain Catalina Pelaez (Bogota, Colombia), men's swimming and diving first-year Nick Celestin (Woodbridge, Conn.), and women's swimming and diving first-year Jessica Rudman (Jamestown, R.I.) represented Trinity on the team.
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 examples, these student-athletes inspire others to adhere to the quality of sportsmanship that the NESCAC and the NCAA endorse.
The Winter All-Sportsmanship Team was created by the NESCAC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). The NESCAC SAAC serves as the liaison between the student-athletes of NESCAC member institutions and conference administrators. The committee provides a voice to represent the concerns of all student-athletes and to discuss issues impacting student-athlete well-being. The NESCAC SAAC represents all students who participate in intercollegiate athletics and promotes and celebrates student-athletes achievements.