HAMDEN, Conn. The Quinnipiac University men's cross country team was honored with the Northeast Conference Sportsmanship Award the league office today announced. This is the first time in conference history that the NEC has presented team awards for good sportsmanship. Each head coach and student-athlete vote for the institution that best exemplifies the qualities of good sportsmanship following the conclusion of the season. Quinnipiac received the award for men's cross country after winning its third consecutive NEC championship.
"We are very proud of the team for winning," said Head Coaches Ed O'Connor and Shawn Green. "More importantly, we are proud of the way these young men carried themselves and how well they represented Quinnipiac."
Freshman Richard Klauber (Thomaston, Conn.) was named the NEC Outstanding Performer and Rookie of the Year after finishing first overall at the conference championships on Nov. 1. Three other Bobcats were also honored at the NEC Championship meet as part of the all-conference team. John Greenlaw (Hampstead, N.H.), Dan Roark (Dracut, Mass.) and Tyler Dinnan (Juneau, Alaska) joined Klauber as members of the All-NEC Team after each finished in the top 14 at the Holmdel Park course.
The Quinnipiac men's indoor track team returns to action on Saturday, January 10, as they compete in the Yale Collegiate Invitational at Coxe Cage in New Haven, Conn.