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.


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.

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