The Howard Payne Lady Jackets tennis team, the Yellow Jackets golf team and the Yellow Jackets baseball team were recently recognized by the American Southwest Conference Student-Athlete Advisory Committee as recipients of the ASC-SAAC Team Sportsmanship Award in their respective sports for the spring 2018 season.
The SAAC Team Sportsmanship award honors the member institution in each ASC championship sport that best displays positive qualities of sportsmanship and fair play from its student-athletes, coaches and fans throughout the season. The spring 2018 awards are presented in baseball, men’s golf, women’s golf, softball, men’s tennis, women’s tennis, men’s track and field and women’s track and field with each of the 13 campus SAACs voting within the sports it sponsors.
The Lady Jackets tennis team competed in its second consecutive ASC Championship Tournament this year. Howard Payne also earned women’s tennis honors for the second time, last in 2016.
Finishing seventh at the ASC Championships this year, the Yellow Jackets golf team earned honors for the first time since the program restarted three season ago.
The Yellow Jackets baseball team — which previously won the ASC-SAAC Team Sportsmanship Award in 2011, 2014 and 2017 — finished with a 21-19 overall record.