News: RMAC Sportsmanship Cup Awarded

CCU Wins RMAC Sportsmanship Cup

At the annual Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Hall of Fame and Awards Ceremony last Friday, Colorado Christian University was awarded the 2011-12 RMAC Sportsmanship Cup. Held in the Colorado Springs Marriot, the award was presented to CCU Director of Athletics Darren Richie, and it marked the fourth time he's hoisted the trophy over the last five years.

"It's obviously an honor to bring this award back to our players, coaches, and fans," Richie said. "We very clearly represent CCU every time we step onto the field or court, and we strive to exhibit the ideals that our University upholds such as hard work, integrity, and respect. We seek to honor God whether it's the national finals or an early morning practice."

Schools are judged on four criteria -- players, fans, staff, and coaches -- and voted on by the head coach and a Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) member for each of the 21 RMAC sponsored sports.

Colorado Christian University received a mean score of 4.02 while also earning the highest ranking in each of the four categories: Players (3.98), Fans (3.84), Staff (4.17), and Coaches (4.10).

In the six-year history of the RMAC Sportsmanship Cup, CCU has never finished lower than second in the final standings. "It's a testament to the type of players who choose CCU," said Richie, "and the work of the coaches and staff to instill and develop not just athletes, but men and women of character."