Assumption Named Recipient of the 2008-2009 David R. Brunk Award Honoring Institution Sportsmanship


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Mystic, Conn. – The Northeast-10 Conference and the conference’s Senior Woman Administrator (SWA) council selected Assumption College as the recipient of the 2008-2009 David R. Brunk Award honoring Institution Sportsmanship. The award was presented Monday evening at the conference’s end of the year awards banquet in Mystic Conn.

Throughout the 2008-2009 academic year the Northeast-10 awarded one team from each of its 23 championship sports with the ‘Team Sportsmanship Award’ at the end of each season’s championship segment.

The ‘Team Sportsmanship Award’ is presented to the team that best exemplifies the spirit of sportsmanship and generally conducts themselves with a high degree of integrity, character and class.

Assumption received the ‘Team Sportsmanship Award’ in football, Men’s Indoor Track & Field and Men’s Lacrosse. This is the first year that the Greyhounds garnered ‘Team Sportsmanship Honors.

With 15 member institutions the Northeast-10 is the second largest NCAA Division II athletic conference in the nation. Its 23 championship sports provide athletic opportunities for over 5,500 student-athletes, the largest such program of any Division II conference.

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2008-09 Team Sportsmanship Award Winners

Men’s Cross Country – Saint Anselm
Women’s Cross Country – Saint Rose
Field Hockey – Southern Connecticut
Football – Assumption
Golf – American International
Men’s Soccer – New Haven
Women’s Soccer – Le Moyne
Volleyball – Merrimack

Men’s Basketball – Saint Michael’s
Women’s Basketball – Saint Anselm
Ice Hockey – Stonehill
Men’s Track & Field – Assumption & Bentley
Women’s Track & Field – Stonehill
Men’s Swimming & Diving – Saint Michael’s
Women’s Swimming & Diving – Bentley/Le Moyne

Baseball – Bentley
Men’s Lacrosse – Assumption
Women’s Lacrosse – Saint Anselm
Softball – Saint Michael’s
Men’s Tennis – Stonehill
Women’s Tennis – New Haven
Men’s Outdoor Track & Field – UMass Lowell
Women’s Outdoor Track & Field – Saint Rose