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LHU athletics to participate in Sportsmanship Week

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – Lock Haven University Athletics will participate in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) 2019-20 Winter Sportsmanship Week from Monday, January 27 through Sunday, February 2.

The Lock Haven home events during this time are:

Women’s Basketball: Saturday, February 1 vs. Shepherd at 1 p.m.

Men’s Basketball: Saturday, February 1 vs. Shepherd at 3 p.m.

The PSAC Sportsmanship Week is a campaign to emphasize and promote sportsmanship as it relates to the league’s schools, coaches, student-athletes and fans. Through releases, social media and the web, the conference and its member institutions showcase their continuous commitment to sportsmanship.

“I am very pleased that our institutions have embraced combining our Sportsmanship Week with Officials Appreciation Week. Both are tied so directly to what we do and the values we embraced as an intercollegiate athletic conference. The Commissioners Association and Athletics Directors Association are trying to have a positive impact on the future of officiating,” said PSAC Commissioner Steve Murray. “We have to do our part to support officials, encourage new officials and retain those we have. Supporting them is critical to what we do, without them, we would be solely intramurals. Sportsmanship is a cornerstone and key attribute of Division II and the PSAC. No matter how intense our competitions are, respecting our opponent is paramount.”

At all PSAC home competitions during Winter Sportsmanship Week, every league team will showcase its continued dedication to sportsmanship by participating in a pregame handshake.

In addition to the teams’ efforts, the conference and member schools will highlight the initiative to fans through releases, social media platforms and official websites.

46 intercollegiate athletic events are slated during the 2019-20 PSAC Winter Sportsmanship Awareness Week. All winter sports (men’s and women’s basketball, wrestling, and men’s and women’s swimming) will be involved.

Updates on PSAC Sportsmanship Week will be periodically posted on psacsports.org, by the league’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts and using #PSACSportsmanship.

EVENTS DURING WINTER PSAC SPORTSMANSHIP WEEK

JANUARY 27 – FEBRUARY 2

46 total home PSAC events will occur during the week

6 Wrestling

2 W Swimming

2 M Swimming

18 M Basketball

18 W Basketball

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