May 17, 2014

Tiger Spring Sports Athletes Earn SCAC All-Sportsmanship Awards

San Antonio - Eight Trinity student-athletes earned distinction on the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference All-Sportsmanship teams for the spring season.

The SCAC office issues the awards annually in each of its sponsored sports, as part of its "Cheer Hard, Play Harder, Respect Everyone" campaign that focuses on sportsmanship around the league.

Christian Muscarello (baseball), Erik Long-Goheen (men's golf), Alessa Hutter (women's golf), Chrissy Armstrong (softball), Nico Moreno (men's tennis), Gabrielle Roe (women's tennis), Brandon Douglas (men's track & field), and Rebecca Earle (women's track & field) were this year's honorees for the Tiger spring sports teams.

Muscarello has been a four-year starter and four-time All-SCAC honoree for the Trinity baseball team, and led the team to four consecutive appearances in the NCAA Playoffs.  

Long-Goheen led Trinity to second place at the SCAC Championships, and was also a key member of last season's team that took the league title.  He earned Second Team All-SCAC honors by finishing in a tie for 10th place at this year's Championships.

Hutter helped the Tigers win the program's first SCAC Championship since the 1995 season.  She finished in the top 20 individually at the conference tournament.

Armstrong has led the nation in sacrifice hits each of the past two seasons, and has led Trinity to a second place finish in the SCAC each of her four years.  She earned Second Team All-SCAC honors this season, and is a three-time member of the All-SCAC teams.

Moreno was recently named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's West Region recipient of the Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship Award.  He is a doubles alternate for this year's NCAA Doubles Championships, and he will lead the Tigers in the NCAA Quarterfinals on Monday, May 19, against Washington (MO) University.  

Roe led Trinity to its third consecutive SCAC Championship and its third straight appearance in the NCAA Playoffs.  She was also named to the All-SCAC team this season.

Douglas helped the Tiger men's team to its second straight SCAC Championship, finishing in sixth place in the 10,000 meter run. 

Earle and the Tiger women were second in conference this year, after winning the title in 2013.  She finished in the top 10 in three different events at this year's SCAC Meet.

The eight spring sports teams helped Trinity bring home its third consecutive SCAC Presidents' Trophy (The "Bell").  The Tigers won the all-sports championship by the largest margin in the 52-year history of the league award.

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