Gymnastics, Gentry Honored by ACC
Aug. 7, 2012
GREENSBORO, N.C. - University of Maryland wrestler Shane Gentry and the Terrapin gymnastics team were awarded the 2011-12 Atlantic Coast Conference Sportsmanship Award, league commissioner John Swofford announced Tuesday.
Gentry, a rising junior from Stafford, Va., earned the ACC's individual sportsmanship award. Gentry finished the 2012 season with a record of 14-8 and was a key cog in the Terps ACC title run. An All-ACC honoree, Gentry lost to Virginia's Matt Synder in the final of the ACC tournament after an apparent last-second takedown was overturned by conference match officials. Gentry displayed great restraint and sportsmanship in defeat.
The Maryland gymnastics team earned the team award for its acts of sportsmanship during the NCAA Championship. The team congratulated fellow East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) member New Hampshire with good luck Easter baskets prior to the NCAA Regionals. In addition to honoring the Wildcats as a team, they sent baskets to individual event qualifiers.
The ACC Sportsmanship Award winners were selected from institutional nominees submitted by each school's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and their advisors. To be considered, nominees must have consistently demonstrated good sportsmanship and ethical behavior in his/her participation in intercollegiate athletics as well as in the community, and be in good academic standing.
The ACC continues to implement various sportsmanship initiatives, including an emphasis on the importance of integrity between student-athletes, coaches, officials, administrators, alumni and fans.
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