Atlantic Coast Conference announces 2007 Spring Sportsmanship Award recipients
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June 12, 2007

GREENSBORO, N.C. - The Atlantic Coast Conference announced today the recipients of the 2007 Spring Sportsmanship Awards. 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 players and coaches.

Boston College was named the recipient of the ACC Sportsmanship School of the Year Award for the 2006-07 academic year by virtue of winning outright sportmanship awards in eight sports - a conference best since the award's inception in the 2004-05 academic year. A traveling trophy will be on display at Boston College for one year.

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."

Five schools - Boston College, Clemson, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest - were recognized by their peers as the sportsmanship award winners for the league's 11 sponsored spring sports. Virginia has claimed the men's lacrosse award all four years, while it marks the third year in a row that Virginia Tech picked up the hardware in women's lacrosse.

The following is a complete list of the 2007 Spring Sportsmanship Award recipients:

Sport - Recipient
Men's Tennis Tennis - Boston College
Women's Tennis - Virginia Tech
Men's Golf - Virginia Tech
Women's Golf - Wake Forest
Men's Lacrosse - Virginia
Women's Lacrosse - Virginia Tech
Men's Outdoor Track - Boston College
Women's Outdoor Track - Virginia Tech
Rowing - Clemson
Softball - Boston College
Baseball - Virginia Tech