- The Plymouth State University men's basketball program has received a prestigious award for sportsmanship from the Collegiate Basketball Officials Association.
Plymouth State has been chosen as the Eastern New England regional recipient of the Sam Shoenfeld Sportsmanship Award from the CBOA. The award is presented annually to "the basketball program who, in the judgment of the CBOA membership, exemplifies the highest degree of sportsmanship, character and ethics among their players, coaches and spectators."
PSU head coach John Scheinman, along with the rest of the coaching staff and the Panther student-athletes will be formally recognized this fall at the CBOA's annual meeting.
"This is a very prestigious honor and we are proud to recognize Plymouth State University and the members of the men's basketball program for their sportsmanship," said Ronald L. Martel, Dean of Students at Johnson & Wales University and New England East representative of the CBOA, the largest college basketball officials' organization in the world. "Plymouth State should be proud of this accomplishment, given the host of highly-regarded institutions and basketball programs it joins."
PSU athletic director John P. Clark is elated with the news of the award.
"I am so very proud and excited to share this exciting news," said Clark. "This is a wonderful honor that we can all celebrate. What an honor!"
The Plymouth State basketball programs are Division III members of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the Eastern College Athletic Conference, and the Little East Conference. Plymouth State has had varsity men's basketball for 59 years, dating back to the 1947-48 season. PSU has enjoyed regional and national post-season success, competing in seven ECAC and two NCAA tournaments over the past 11 years.
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