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DIAA names 2015-16 state champions in sportsmanship


Twenty-one schools from across the state are being honored for sportsmanship.

The Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association (DIAA) offers an annual statewide competition in sportsmanship. The member schools compete against a set of 10 standards, not against other schools. The process is demanding and involves the total school community to be involved.  Member schools submit an extensive application book that is judged by the Sportsmanship Committee to determine if each school has successfully met the standards.

Thirty-one different member schools have now won at least once in the award’s 20-year history. First-time winners this year are Brandywine School District’s Springer Middle School and Newark Charter School.

The complete list of winners is below.

School (District)

Times Won

School (District)

Times Won

William Penn (Colonial)

19

Lake Forest (Lake Forest)

6

Tower Hill (private)

11

Sanford (private)

5

Sussex Tech (Sussex Tech)

10

Woodbridge (Woodbridge)

5

Concord (Brandywine)

10

Smyrna (Smyrna)

4

AI duPont (Red Clay)

8

Sussex Central (Indian River)

3

Woodbridge MS/Wheatley (Woodbridge)

8

Saint Marks (private)

3

Caravel (private)

8

Charter School of Wilmington (Red Clay)

3

McKean (Red Clay)

7

Tatnall (private)

2

Conrad (Red Clay)

7

Springer Middle School (Brandywine)

1

Appoquinimink (Appoquinimink)

6

Newark Charter School (charter)

1

Caesar Rodney (Caesar Rodney)

6

 

“All of these schools are led by energetic and innovative Sportsmanship Committees that are constantly looking for new ways to promote sportsmanship,” DIAA Executive Director Tommie Neubauer said.  “They truly embrace the philosophy that sportsmanship is not just something you talk about but a way of life for all student-athletes and team members that is demonstrated by your behavior and actions.  This belief is an essential component of education-based athletics.”

Please contact the DIAA office at (302) 857-3365 for more information.

 

Alison May
alison.may@doe.k12.de.us
(302) 735-4006