The SAA released their 2016 Fall All-Sportsmanship Teams Tuesday, recognizing student-athletes who displayed outstanding sportsmanship over the course of their seasons. The five Stormy Petrels selected join a total of 55 student-athletes among the conference's eight full-time and four affiliate members across its seven sponsored fall sports.
The 2016 Oglethorpe athletes who have earned SAA Fall All-Sportsmanship accolades are:
Men's cross country - Andrew Aycock (Fr., Fayetteville, Ga.)
Women's cross country - Hava Stenn (Fr., Vero Beach, Fla.)
Men's soccer - Erik Marquez (Jr., Sandy, Utah)
Women's soccer - Tabitha Floyd (So., Acworth, Ga.)
Volleyball - Evan Furst (So., Hillsborough, N.C.)
Formed in 2011, the SAA places a special emphasis on good sportsmanship and fair play amongst all competitors. In addition, sportsmanship is a key tenet of the GA2MES (Global/National Experience, Academic Success, Athletic Success, Mentoring, Engagement and Sportsmanship) Plan, an initiative to foster growth and involvement between athletics and other parts of the Oglethorpe University campus. The GA2MES Plan puts a strong emphasis on sportsmanship, as the athletic department looks to foster a positive athletic experience for all participants at Oglethorpe athletic events.