WCCC receives Sportsmanship and Athletic Administrator Awards Presented by Western Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference
Date Published: June 25, 2014
For the second consecutive year, Westmoreland County Community College received the Sportsmanship of the Year Award presented by the Western Pennsylvania College Conference (WPCC) at its annual spring meeting.
In presenting the 2013-14 award, WPCC President Frank Kaufman recognized WCCC student athletes, coaches and game personnel for demonstrating a high level of sportsmanship by supporting teammates, officials, coaches, opponents and fans as well as being a positive spectator at college venues.
“WCCC has been a leader in sportsmanship at the highest level for all and they should be commended for their efforts,” said Kaufman.
The conference comprises 10 community colleges in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The college participates in conference play for men’s and women’s basketball, bowling, cross country and soccer; co-educational golf; men’s baseball; and women’s softball and volleyball.
“We’re extremely honored and proud of our student athletes and coaches for representing WCCC in such a positive manner,” said Richard Holler, director, Student Life/Athletics.
“Our coaches have done a great job in modeling sportsmanship to our young men and women in getting them to understand that others always take notice in all that they do,” Holler said.
Additionally, Holler was named the 2013-14 WPCC Athletic Administrator of the Year, which is the second consecutive year he earned this award.
Kaufman acknowledged Holler for his positive leadership at WCCC and commitment within the conference in supporting programs, student athletes and conference administrators.
“These awards are a great tribute to the program and the college,” said WCCC President Daniel J. Obara. “Championships and titles are super, but this is what it’s all about.”