McDaniel honored by CBOA for sportsmanship

 2013 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
2013 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The McDaniel men's basketball team was honored on Thurday as the recipient of the Schoenfeld Sportsmanship Award, presented by the referees who are members of the Collegiate Basketball Officials Association (CBOA).

It marks the second time under head coach Kevin Curley that the Green Terror (14-12, 8-10 Centennial Conference) has been recognized with the honor.

"It's a great honor for our team to be recognized for this award," Curley said. "It goes to show that our fans are some of the best in the Centennial Conference and this area."

The highest honor that CBOA bestows annually on any collegiate institution, the organization recognizes one institution each year for its high standards of sportsmanship and integrity.

Sam Schoenfeld, former college basketball great who possessed a great deal of energy, impeccable honesty and a charismatic personality, was one of CBOA's founding fathers. Sam espoused integrity and strong character, which set him apart from most men. A brief illness took Sam's life in early 1956 and as a result CBOA decided to memorialize Sam though an award that would be annually presented to a person who exemplified the principles and characteristics so prominently displayed by Sam Schoenfeld. Accordingly, the award is presented to the college or university, which in the judgment of the CBOA membership, best exemplifies "the highest degree of sportsmanship, character, and ethics among their players, coaches and spectators."

McDaniel advanced to the ECAC South tournament this past season.