HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Coker College was selected as the 2012 Conference Carolinas sportsmanship winner for the spring season in women’s golf.
"We are truly honored to receive this award,” said Coker head coach Tommy Baker. “The women that represent this program exemplify what golf stands for, and they live their lives on and off the golf course with honor and integrity. It is truly a blessing to coach such amazing young women who take their job of representing not only our program but this athletic department and Coker College very seriously.”
The sportsmanship awards are presented annually to the member institution judged to have displayed the highest degree of sportsmanship among its players, coaches and fans during the regular season for a particular sport.
Belmont Abbey College was the recipient of the 2011-12 Messick Award, which is given to the institution exhibiting the best sportsmanship in all sports throughout the athletic year.
Conference Carolinas is a NCAA Division II athletic conference made up of 12 teams from North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. These institutions consist of: Barton College, Belmont Abbey College, Coker College, Converse College, Erskine College, King College, Lees-McRae College, Limestone College, Mount Olive College, North Greenville University, Pfeiffer University and Queens University of Charlotte.
Coker College readies undergraduates for personal and professional success through a distinctive four-year program that emphasizes a practical application of the liberal arts as well as hands-on and discussion-based learning within and beyond the classroom. Coker is ranked among the “Best Colleges” in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review. Located in Hartsville, S.C., Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach.