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March 25 - WEXFORD, Pa. – The Bethany women’s basketball program has been honored with the Winter 2009 PAC Team Sportsmanship Award for their sport, as announced by the conference office Wednesday (March 25).

This new award is sponsored by the members of the PAC Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) in an effort to recognize and encourage positive sportsmanship among the conference teams. The SAAC is a committee consisting of student-athletes from each member institution assembled to provide insight on the student-athlete experience.

Other winners in their respective sports include Thomas More in men’s basketball; Grove City in men’s swimming & diving; Chatham in women’s swimming & diving and Waynesburg in wrestling.

“I am really glad we received this honor,” said Bison head coach Rebecca Upton, whose team finished 15-12 and reached the PAC Tournament semifinals for the second time in the last three years. “We strive as a program to be known for playing hard and being tough, but also showing respect for every opponent. I am very proud of our program for earning this award.”

This is the first season the team sportsmanship awards will be given out in each of the 19 PAC sponsored varsity sports. Each PAC team was asked to vote for the conference team in their sport who displayed the highest level of sportsmanship. The awards will be handed out at the conclusion of the fall, winter and spring seasons.