NHS is Class 2A runner up recipient of Rozelle award
Published 8:41 am Friday, July 28, 2023
Northview High School finished runner up in Class 2A as a recipient of this year’s Fred E. Rozelle Sportsmanship Award, according to the Florida High School Athletic Association.
Recognizing member schools that promote sportsmanship both on and off the field, the award is given to schools whose athletic teams demonstrated exemplary sportsmanship during the 2022-2023 regular season as well as FHSAA State Series competition, according to the FHSAA.
This year, 14 high schools and two middle schools received the award.
“Sportsmanship is one of the original pillars of the Florida High School Athletic Association,” said Craig Damon, FHSAA executive director. “It is an honor to recognize our member schools for upholding the standards established by the founding members of this association. Congratulations to the student-athletes, coaches, administrators, parents and fans of these schools on being recognized as the 2023 Fred E. Rozelle Sportsmanship Award winners and for embracing the importance of good character and ethical conduct.”
The award, presented annually since 1991, is named in honor of FHSAA Commissioner Emeritus Fred E. Rozelle.
The Fred E. Rozelle Sportsmanship Award is presented to one school in each classification whose total sports program best exemplifies the qualities of sportsmanship as demonstrated by its coaches, players and spectators. Awards are also given to a runner up within each classification. Criteria for selection of the winners includes programs and activities implemented within the school and community to promote sportsmanship; the number and type of exceptional sportsmanship reports; and the source of the nomination.
Classification runners-up receive $500 and a commemorative plaque, with the classification winner taking home $2,500 and a plaque.