ACC Announces 2004 Fall Sportsmanship Award Recipients
Three Tech sports honored by conference
December 16, 2004

GREENSBORO, N.C. - The Atlantic Coast Conference announced the recipients of the 2004 Fall Sportsmanship Awards Thursday afternoon. Teams receiving the awards have conducted themselves with a high degree of character and good sportsmanship, as determined by a vote of the league's teams.

The conference presents sportsmanship awards for each of its 25 sponsored sports. The concept of these awards was created by the ACC Student Athlete Advisory Committee in an effort to recognize teams who earned the utmost regard from their peers during competition. As is stated in the conference's Mission Statement, "It [the ACC] strongly adheres to the principles of integrity and sportsmanship, and supports the total development of the student-athlete and each member institution's athletics department staff, with the intent of producing enlightened leadership for tomorrow."

Virginia Tech led all league schools with three accolades, while Maryland and Miami each earned two awards and Wake Forest collected one. Highlighting the 2004 fall recipients are the Virginia Tech football team, that will represent the ACC in the Nokia Sugar Bowl, the Wake Forest field hockey team that won its third-straight NCAA Field Hockey Title and the Maryland men's soccer team that advanced to the NCAA Men's Soccer College Cup.

Also representing Tech was the volleyball team, coached by Greg Smith. The men's soccer team, coached by Oliver Weiss, shared the award for the sport with Maryland.

The following is a complete list of the 2004 Fall Sportsmanship Award recipients:

Sport                                 Recipient
Men's Cross Country ............................Miami
Women's Cross Country ...................... Maryland
Football............................... Virginia Tech
Field Hockey ............................ Wake Forest
Men's Soccer ................. Maryland/Virginia Tech
Women's Soccer................................. Miami
Volleyball............................. Virginia Tech