Messick Sportsmanship Awards

Each conference coach votes on the sportsmanship of opposing players, coaches, and the atmosphere of the institution as a whole – fans and staff, for instance. These votes are collected at the end of each playing season, and averaged to determine a winner for each sport. Those scores are then tallied to determine the overall Messick Award Winner.

Starting in the 2010-2011 school year, the individual teams with the best sportsmanship ranking were recognized and presented at the end of each playing season. Starting in 2016-17 an individual men's & women's honor was added to the overall winners award that was first established in 1982. 

 

 

Previous Messick Sportsmanship Award Recipients 

Year                           Overall Winner             

Men's Winner (started in 2016-17) 

Women's Winner  (started in 2016-17)  
82-83 Pfeiffer    
83-84 Catawba    
84-85 Atlantic Christian    
85-86 Guilford    
86-87 Pembroke    
88-89 Elon    
89-90 Guilford    
90-91 St. Andrews    
91-92 High Point    
92-93 High Point    
93-94 Pfeiffer    
94-95 High Point    
95-96 High Point    
96-97 Erskine    
97-98 Erskine    
98-99 Erskine    
99-00 Erskine    
00-01 Coker and Pfeiffer (tie)    
01-02 St. Andrews    
02-03 St. Andrews    
03-04 Anderson    
04-05 Anderson    
05-06 Anderson    
06-07 Anderson    
07-08 Converse    
08-09 Converse    
09-10 Converse    
10-11 Converse    
11-12 Belmont Abbey    
12-13 Belmont Abbey    
13-14 Belmont Abbey and North Greenville (tie)    
14-15 King University    
15-16 Converse College    
  (Note 1st Year for M&W Individual Awards)    
16-17 Belmont Abbey Belmont Abbey Southern Wesleyan

 

2010-2011 Individual Messick Award Winners
 

Softball: Queens University of Charlotte
Baseball: Barton College
Women’s Tennis: Converse College
Men’s Tennis: Belmont Abbey College
Women’s Golf: Limestone College
Men’s Golf: Queens University of Charlotte
Women’s Lacrosse: Lees-McRae College
Men’s Lacrosse: Queens University of Charlotte
Women’s Track & Field: Queens University of Charlotte
Men’s Track & Field: Barton College
Women’s Basketball: Belmont Abbey College
Men’s Basketball: Limestone College
Women’s Volleyball:
 Erskine College
Women’s Soccer: Converse College
Women’s Cross Country: - Belmont Abbey College
Men’s Cross Country: Lees-McRae College
Men’s Soccer: Queens University of Charlotte

 

2011-2012 Individual Messick Award Winners
 

Softball: Lees-McRae College
Baseball: King College
Women’s Tennis: Converse College
Men’s Tennis: Pfeiffer University
Women’s Golf: Coker College
Men’s Golf: North Greenville University
Women’s Lacrosse: Limestone College
Men’s Lacrosse: Belmont Abbey College
Women’s Track & Field: Belmont Abbey College
Men’s Track & Field: Belmont Abbey College
Women’s Basketball: Belmont Abbey College
Men’s Basketball: Mount Olive College
Women’s Volleyball:
Converse College
Women’s Soccer: Erskine College
Women’s Cross Country: Erskine College
Men’s Cross Country: Belmont Abbey College
Men’s Soccer: Limestone College
Men's Volleyball: Limestone College

 

2012-2013 Individual Messick Award Winners
 

Softball: Lees-McRae College
Baseball: Belmont Abbey College
Women’s Tennis: Barton College
Men’s Tennis: Barton College
Women’s Golf: Belmont Abbey College
Men’s Golf: Mount Olive College
Women’s Lacrosse: Lees-McRae College
Men’s Lacrosse: Lees-McRae College
Women’s Track & Field: Belmont Abbey College (Outdoor); King College (Indoor)
Men’s Track & Field: Belmont Abbey College (Outdoor); King College (Indoor)
Women’s Basketball: King College
Men’s Basketball: Erskine College
Women’s Volleyball:
King College
Women’s Soccer: North Greenville University
Women’s Cross Country: Belmont Abbey College
Men’s Cross Country: Belmont Abbey College
Men’s Soccer: Mount Olive College
Men's Volleyball: Belmont Abbey College

 

2013-2014 Individual Messick Award Winners
 

Softball: Lees-McRae College
Baseball: King University
Women’s Tennis: King University
Men’s Tennis: Pfeiffer University
Women’s Golf: Erskine College
Men’s Golf: Pfeiffer University
Women’s Lacrosse: Lees-McRae College
Men’s Lacrosse: Belmont Abbey College
Women’s Track & Field: Belmont Abbey College (Outdoor); North Greenville University (Indoor)
Men’s Track & Field: North Greenville University (Outdoor); North Greenville University (Indoor)
Women’s Basketball: Pfeiffer University
Men’s Basketball: University of Mount Olive
Women’s Volleyball:
University of Mount Olive
Women’s Soccer: King University
Women’s Cross Country: Lees-McRae College
Men’s Cross Country: North Greenville University
Men’s Soccer: University of Mount Olive
Men's Volleyball: Belmont Abbey College

 

2014-2015 Individual Messick Award Winners

Men's Cross Country: Belmont Abbey College
Women's Cross Country: Belmont Abbey College
Men's Soccer: North Greenville University
Women's Soccer: King University
Women's Volleyball: Belmont Abbey College
Men's Basketball: King University
Women's Basketball: King University
Men's Indoor Track & Field: King University
Women's Indoor Track & Field: Lees-McRae College
Men's Volleyball: King University
Baseball: King University
Softball: King University
Men's Golf: North Greenville University
Women's Golf: North Greenville University
Men's Lacrosse: Belmont Abbey College
Women's Lacrosse: Limestone College
Men's Outdoor Track & Field: Belmont Abby College
Women's Outdoor Track & Field: University of Mount Olive
Men's Tennis: King University
Women's Tennis: Erskine College

2015-2016 Individual Messick Award Winners

Women’s Volleyball: Converse
Women’s Soccer:
North Greenville
Women’s Cross Country:
Pfeiffer
Men’s Cross Country:
Barton
Men’s Soccer:
King
Women’s Basketball:
Belmont Abbey
Men’s Basketball:
Belmont Abbey
Women’s Indoor Track & Field: Pfeiffer
Men’s Indoor Track & Field:
Belmont Abbey
Men's Volleyball:
Belmont Abbey
Baseball:
Barton
Softball:
Belmont Abbey
Men's Golf:
Mount Olive
Women's Golf:
Barton
Men's Lacrosse:
Limestone
Women's Lacrosse:
Lees-McRae
Men's Outdoor Track & Field:
Mount Olive
Women's Outdoor Track & Field:
Mount Olive
Men's Tennis:
King
Women's Tennis:
Barton  

2016-2017 Individual Messick Award Winners

Baseball – King University
Softball – Converse College
Men's Golf – University of Mount Olive
Women's Golf – Barton College
Men's Lacrosse – Belmont Abbey College
Women's Lacrosse – Limestone College
Men's Tennis – North Greenville University 
Women's Tennis – Converse College
Men's Outdoor Track & Field – Southern Wesleyan University 
Women's Outdoor Track & Field – Southern Wesleyan University
Men's Volleyball – Pfeiffer University
Women’s Basketball: Belmont Abbey
Men’s Basketball: Mount Olive
Women’s Indoor Track & Field: Southern Wesleyan
Men’s Indoor Track & Field: Belmont Abbey
Women’s Volleyball: Pfeiffer
Women’s Soccer: Belmont Abbey
Women’s Cross Country: Mount Olive
Men’s Cross Country: Belmont Abbey
Men’s Soccer: North Greenville