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

 
 
 16-17

Belmont Abbey

 Belmont Abbey
 Southern Wesleyan

 

**Note 1st year for M&W individual awards

 

 

 

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