ECAC Scotty Whitelaw Sportsmanship Award

Whitelaw was the ECAC’s third commissioner who served the nation’s largest, and only multi-divisional, conference from 1972 to 1989. During his 17-year term, Whitelaw guided the ECAC through one of the most significant events in its history as the Eastern Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (EAIAW) was consolidated into the ECAC. As a result, the ECAC doubled its number of championships and greatly increased its membership with the addition of women’s sports.

Debuting in 2011, this sportsmanship award exemplifies positive traits in intercollegiate sports. It honors student-athletes for their virtues such as fairness, integrity, selflessness, respect and a sense of fellowship with opponents. The ECAC embraces perseverance, kindness, community service and overall commitment to sportsmanship exhibited by student-athletes and teams from its member institutions. The ECAC is proud to recognize those individuals, or teams, who are gracious when they are victorious and, equally important, "good sports" when they are defeated.

2013 Chris Zarkoskie, University of New Hampshire
2012 Devan Meeker, Mount Ida College
2011 University of New England (Women's Cross Country)