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Yeshiva Wins Conference Sportsmanship Trophy for Fourth Time in Six-Year History of Award

For the second consecutive year, Yeshiva University has captured the Skyline Conference’s Sportsmanship Trophy for displaying outstanding team sportsmanship during the 2012-13 academic year. The Skyline Conference instituted the Sportsmanship Trophy in 2007-08 to gauge team sportsmanship among its member schools.

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YU has been awarded the conference sportsmanship trophy for the second straight year, its fourth overall.

“At Yeshiva we believe that proper sportsmanship is a cornerstone of competition,” said Joe Bednarsh, YU director of athletics, physical education and recreation. ”It’s important to our student-athletes that they be seen as fiercely competitive, determined and tough, all while keeping to a high standard of fair play. It says volumes that our teams can be successful and also be recognized as good sportsmen.”

Yeshiva compiled 567 points out of a possible 780 points for an overall rating of .726. A Team Sportsmanship Award is presented in each of the conference’s 17 sports. The Maccabees earned Team Sportsmanship Awards in six of the 10 sports in which they participated: baseball, women’s tennis, men’s cross country, women’s volleyball, men’s soccer and men’s volleyball.66081A-86

A school earns points toward the Sportsmanship Trophy based upon a 10-point scale in each sport. Opposing coaches rate each team on a scale of 1 to 10 with a ’1′ being considered poor sportsmanship and a ’10′ being considered outstanding sportsmanship. A school’s scores in each sport are then added together and divided by the total number of points that could possibly be earned.

Yeshiva also won the award in 2007-08 and 2008-09.

Keep up with all the latest Yeshiva University Athletics news, schedules and scores at www.yumacs.com.