Posted: Mar 07, 2018
Hartford, Conn. - Eight Trinity College winter athletes were named to the 2017-18 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) All-Sportsmanship Team for their positive contributions to sportsmanship. Women's swimming and diving sophomore Audrey Ettinger (New Canaan, Conn.) earned her second straight appearance on the team, and was joined by men's basketball senior captain Eric Gendron (Merrimack, N.H.), women's basketball senior captain Emily Llerena (New Milford, Conn.), men's hockey senior captain Griffyn Martin (Southport, Conn.), women's hockey senior captain Kelcie Finn (Weymouth, Mass.), men's squash rookie Ziad Sakr (Tanta, Egypt), women's squash senior captain Raneem Sharaf (Cairo, Egypt) and men's swimming and diving junior Gordon Hyduke (Malvern, Pa.).
The NESCAC 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. Of the 85 individuals honored this winter, eight hold multiple All-Sportsmanship team awards while 13 were also named to All-NESCAC teams in their respective sports.
The All-Sportsmanship Team was created by the NESCAC Student Advisory Committee on Athletics' (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 welfare. The NESCAC SAAC represents all students who participate in intercollegiate athletics and promotes and celebrates student-athletes' achievements.