University of Tennessee basketball player Chris Lofton and University of Florida golfer Jessica Yadloczky have been named recipients of the inaugural SEC Sportsmanship Award, SEC Commissioner Mike Slive announced this week.
The winners will be forwarded for nomination to the NCAA for its national sportsmanship awards, to be announced in July.
The two were chosen by a vote of the SEC Directors of Athletics.
“Sportsmanship is one of the core values of athletics,” said Slive. “Student-athletes can learn life’s lessons by participating in sports in a manner that classroom teaching cannot accomplish. Sportsmanship is one of those lessons. I congratulate Chris and Jessica for championing the cause of sportsmanship this year and earning this prestigious honor.”... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.