QUINCY -- Quincy University student-athletes Andrew Rund and Dami Adeyinka were named the school's recipients of the James R. Spalding Sportsmanship Award, presented annually to representatives of each institution by the Great Lakes Valley Conference.
Throughout the school year, each GLVC school names one award honoree at the end of a team's respective season who distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior. The student-athlete must also be in good academic standing.
All honorees then became eligible for the overall James R. Spalding Sportsmanship Award.
Rund, a senior, started at quarterback for the QU football team and led the Hawks to a 5-6 season last fall while putting together a record-setting campaign. He completed 258 passes and threw for 3,151 yards -- both single-season records -- and tossed the second-most touchdowns in a single season with 22.
Adeyinka, a sophomore, started nine of 28 games last winter for QU women's basketball team. She averaged 6.4 points and 2.2 rebounds and led the Hawks with 54 assists. She was second on the team with 28 steals.
Along with honoring student-athletes, the GLVC also honors one team in each sport with the James R. Spalding Sportsmanship Team Award. Each coach ranks the top three teams within their given sport that best displayed good sportsmanship throughout the season, and the top team is given the award.
For the second straight season, the QU women's basketball team received the sportsmanship award.
The GLVC also recently named the James R. Spalding Sportsmanship Award honorees for each of the spring sports.
QU's honorees are Matt Westphal, baseball; Lakyn Waldschmidt, softball; Jared Fournier, men's lacrosse; Kelly McClure, women's lacrosse; Sebastian Gomez, men's tennis; Abby Moore, women's tennis; Jemini Archer, men's track; and Athena Lesiotis, women's track.