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Baseball grad wins NCAA Sportsmanship Award

Sep 21, 2012
by Staff

Former Flagler first baseman John Sgromolo (above) was selected as the Division II male winner of the NCAA Sportsmanship Award. This is the first time a Flagler College student-athlete has won it.

The Sportsmanship Award honors student-athletes who have demonstrated the ideals of sportsmanship, including fairness, civility and respect.

“This is truly a blessing and an honor,” said Sgromolo.

Sgromolo graduated this past spring and was drafted in the 37th round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers. He is currently playing for their Rookie League team in Arizona.

Throughout his four-year career as a Flagler Saint, Sgromolo was a model student-athlete who displayed superior sportsmanship. He was considered a “student ambassador” for the Athletics Department, was selected to the All-Peach Belt Conference second-team and earned academic all-conference honors in 2012.

“John embodies character, sportsmanship, leadership, integrity and humility, and is someone who is always going above and beyond for Flagler College,” said Ryan Erlacher, Flagler’s assistant athletics director, compliance.

Other winners of the award included students from Southern Methodist University, Bowling Green State University, Georgia Court University and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

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