CONFERENCE CAROLINAS AWARDS

Team Awards

Messick Sportsmanship Award

Conference coaches from all institutions rank each institution based on the overall sportsmanship of the institutions, players and coaches.  These rankings will be established based on the average score for each sport then tallied together to give an overall point total for the institution. The school with the highest point ranking wins the overall Messick Sportsmanship Award, the men's award winner & the women's award winner (3 awards) (10/6/16).

Hawn All-Sports Cup

Based on the finish of each conference sport, points are given ranking the teams from first place to last.  The points are then totaled from all the sports for each institution and the institution with the highest total is awarded the overall Hawn Cup, the men's Hawn Cup winner & the women's Hawn Cup winner (3 awards).

Sharp Award

The Allan Sharp award honors former Conference Faculty Athletics Representative Allan Sharp that shall be presented annually to the league member institution having the highest graduation rate of athletes as determined by the Faculty Athletics Representatives.


Individual Awards

Murphy Osborne Scholar-Athlete Award

This is Conference Carolinas Outstanding Senior Student-Athlete Award. Student-Athletes are nominated by their institutions based on their academic, athletic, and service accomplishments. The Faculty Athletic Representatives (FARs) from all Conference Carolinas institutions submit institutional nominations, and votes are cast by the FARs. To be eligible for the award, the student-athlete must be a December or May graduating senior or a first-year graduate student completing athletic eligibility at the same institution as undergraduate matriculation. The student-athlete must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.25, a full-time student at the time of nomination and for at least two years at the member school, and must be a starter or important substitute in a conference sport.

To be eligible for the award the student-athlete:

  1. Must be a senior, graduating in the current academic year (December or May) with the exception of a first-year graduate student who is completing his/her final year of eligibility at the same institution as undergraduate matriculation.
  2. Must have a minimum of four-semesters of residence at the nominating institution
  3. Must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.25
  4. Must have a full-time student at the time of nomination and for at least two years at the member school
  5. must be a starter or important substitute in a conference sport.

All-Conference Academic Team Award Criteria (cumulative)

The All-Conference Academic Team Awards are awarded after the completion of the sports season and to student-athletes who meet the following criteria: 

  1. Junior or Senior academic status as determined by the Registrar’s Office; not based on athletic status.
  2. Fifth year students (only) have the opportunity for a third year of recognition (effective Jan.1, 2017).
  3. Competed in a conference sport 
  4. Cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) on all work completed at the member institution.
    • GPAs for student-athletes who play a winter or spring sport need to include the previous fall semester’s grades
  5. Must have completed at least two full-time semesters at the member institution (currently in their third semester or beyond).  

Presidential Honor Roll (individual semester)

The Presidential Honor Roll, compiled at the end of the Fall & Spring semesters, recognizes student-athletes who have earned a 3.20 grade-point average on a 4.00 scale for that semester for ALL sports (can include non-conference sports).  All student-athletes are eligible for inclusion on the Honor Roll . (9/16/10) - No gift included

Comeback Athlete of the Year

A conference award nominated by each institutions head athletic trainer that will be given to recognize a student-athlete who participates in a Conference-sponsored sport, has suffered a significant injury, and come back to make significant contributions to their team after recovering. Comeback AOTY Specifications

Player of the Week

Nominated by each institution to the conference and voted on by league sports information directors that is based on performance for that week.

 

Postseason Awards

Player of the Year

Nominated by institution, each institution then votes for the winner but is not allowed to vote for their own nominee.

Coach of the Year

Nominated by institution, each institution then votes for the winner but is not allowed to vote for their own nominee.

Freshman of the Year

Nominated by institution, each institution then votes for the winner but is not allowed to vote for their own nominee. FOTY Note: The Awards & Championship Committee specifically wanted to keep this award as pure as possible within the below qualifications:

  1. Student-athlete should qualify only if it is the first collegiate institution they have attended
  2. It is the student-athletes first opportunity to play as a "true freshman"
  3. The student-athlete is not applicable for any transfer exceptions
  4. Nominators have the responsibility to make sure all qualifications are met 

Scholar Athlete of the Year

Conference Carolinas will announce the Scholar Athletes of the Year following each sport season (fall, winter, spring) as voted on by the student-athlete affairs committee. It will be awarded to one student-athlete in each sport for recognition of their outstanding academic and athletic achievements. Each school will submit their best candidate from each sport that meet minimum qualifications that include all qualifications of the All-Conference Academic Team Award Criteria (above) and additionally the student-athlete must be a current member of the All-Conference Carolinas First, Second, or Third Team that were recently selected by head coaches from conference member institutions.

 

All Conference

Players are nominated by their institution and then voted on by all the institutions but each institution can not vote for their own player. The teams are then distributed the following way:

Sport 1st Team  2nd Team  3rd Team Offensive & Defensive Player of the Year Player of the Year
Men's & Women's Cross Country 5 5 5 No Yes
Men's & Women's Soccer 11 11 11 Yes No
Men's & Women's Volleyball 7 7 7 Yes No
Men's & Women's Basketball 5 5 5 Yes No
Men's & Women's Golf 5 5 5 No Yes
Men's & Women's Tennis 6 6 6 No Yes
Men's & Women's Lacrosse 15 15 0 Yes No
Men's & Women's Track & Field 28 28 0 No Yes
Baseball 16 16 0 Yes No
Softball 14 14 0 Yes No
           

 

All Tournament

The following charts present the breakdown of the all tournament teams. Each teams' respective coach selects their all tournament representative based on their postseason finish.

Basketball, Tennis, Volleyball:

Team's Finish in Tournament Number of All Tournament Team Selections
Tournament Champion MVP + 2 All Tournament Selections
Tournament Runner Up 2 All Tournament Selections
Third Place Finish 1 All Tournament Selection
Fourth Place Finish 1 All Tournament Selection

 

Baseball, Soccer:

Team's Finish in Tournament Number of All Tournament Team Selections
Tournament Champion MVP + 4 All Tournament Selections
Tournament Runner Up 3 All Tournament Selections
Third Place Finish 2 All Tournament Selections
Fourth Place Finish 2 All Tournament Selections

 

Softball:

Team's Finish in Tournament Number of All Tournament Team Selections
Tournament Champion MVP + 2 All Tournament Selections
Tournament Runner Up 3 All Tournament Selections
Third Place Finish 2 All Tournament Selections
Fourth Place Finish 2 All Tournament Selections
Fifth Place Finish 1 All Tournament Selection
Sixth Place Finish 1 All Tournament Selection

 

Golf:

Finish in Tournament  Number of All Tournament Team Selections
Individual Tournament Champion MVP
1st Place - 10th Place Finish Each Selected to All Tournament Team