Hartford, Conn. - Eight Trinity College winter athletes were named to the 2016 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) All-Sportsmanship Team for their positive contributions to sportsmanship. Men's basketball senior captain Jaquann Starks (Hartford, Conn.) earned his second appearance on the team, and was joined by women's basketball sophomore Alex Norgaisse (Haverhill, Mass.), men's ice hockey senior captain Elie Vered (Ottowa, Ontario), women's ice hockey senior captain Shannon Farrell (Kennebunk, Maine), men's squash sophomore James Evans (Maidstone, England), women's squash junior Anna Kimberley (Colchester, England), men's swim and dive captain Nick Celestin (Woodbridge, Conn.), and women's swim and dive captain Katie Barlok (Greenfield, N.Y.)
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, 12 were also recognized as All-Conference in their respective sports, including Celestin, Kimberley, and Evans.
The 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 welfare. The NESCAC SAAC represents all students who participate in intercollegiate athletics and promotes and celebrates student-athletes achievements.