UTSA Quartet Wins WAC SAAC Sportsmanship Award
Jonas Gutierrez, Roscoe Robinson, Ronson Small and Tyler Williamson were nominated by Texas State's Timothy Young for their actions during the 2013 WAC Indoor Track & Field Championships in Albuquerque, N.M.
Young nominated the foursome for their actions prior to the men's long jump finals. The group of UTSA athletes had all qualified for the long jump finals along with Young. Before the competition began Gutierrez, Robinson, Small and Williamson were huddled together going through pre-competition rituals. Young, the only Texas State athlete in the finals, was sitting by himself on the bench getting ready for his jumps. Williamson and the rest of the Roadrunners noticed this and Williamson approached Young with the offer to join their huddle. Four Roadrunners and a Bobcat huddled together, setting differences aside to support each other prior to competition.
In order to be eligible for the award, individuals, groups and/or teams competing in a WAC-sponsored sport must have distinguished themselves through demonstrated acts of sportsmanship. Nominee(s) must be in good academic standing at the time of award application and selection process. The winner of the WAC Sportsmanship Award will be nominated by the WAC for the NCAA Sportsmanship Award.