April 24, 2006
GREENSBORO, N.C. - For the second straight season, the University of Maryland's wrestling team was among the recipients of the Atlantic Coast Conference sportsmanship awards for the winter season, as announced by the conference. Teams that received the award conducted themselves with a high degree of character and good sportsmanship, as determined by a vote of the league's teams.
The Terps went 4-1 in conference duals and shared the regular season title with Virginia. It was Maryland's first share of the ACC regular season championship since 1973-74. Andrew Schlaffer became the second Terp in as many years to win an ACC title and advanced to the NCAA Tournament at 149 pounds.
The conference presents sportsmanship awards for each of its 25 sponsored sports. The concept of these awards was created by the ACC Student Athlete Advisory Committee in an effort to recognize teams that earned the utmost regard from their peers during competition. As is stated in the conference's Mission Statement, "It [the ACC] strongly adheres to the principles of integrity and sportsmanship, and supports the total development of the student-athlete and each member institution's athletics department staff, with the intent of producing enlightened leadership for tomorrow."
Sport - Recipient
Men's Basketball - Wake Forest
Women's Basketball - Virginia Tech
Men's Indoor Track & Field - Boston College
Women's Indoor Track & Field - Virginia
Men's Swimming & Diving - Boston College
Women's Swimming & Diving - Duke
Wrestling - Maryland