HIGH POINT, N.C. – Conference Carolinas is pleased to introduce the Body, Mind & Soul Award to be awarded at the completion of the 2018-19 academic year. The Conference Carolinas Body, Mind & Soul Award is the ultimate, comprehensive award, designed to recognize the member with the best average ranking when combining the Joby Hawn Cup, Allan Sharp, and Messick Sportsmanship awards.
Joby Hawn All-Sports Cup
The Joby Hawn Cup award serves as the "body" component to the Conference Carolinas Body, Mind & Soul award. In honor of former Commissioner H.C. "Joby" Hawn, this award is given to the league member that shows the highest rating of excellence in Conference-sponsored sports.
Allan Sharp Award
The Allan Sharp award encompasses the "mind" element of the Conference Carolinas Body, Mind & Soul award. In honor of former Conference Faculty Athletics Representative, Allan Sharp, this award is presented annually to the league member institution having the highest graduation rate of athletes as determined by the Faculty Athletics Representatives.
Messick Sportsmanship Award
The Messick Sportsmanship award completes the "soul" piece of the Conference Carolinas Body, Mind & Soul award. The sportsmanship awards are presented annually to the member institution judged to have exhibited the highest degree of sportsmanship among its players, coaches, and fans during their regular playing season. Each year, a Conference Carolinas institution is awarded for its overall commitment to providing a quality-playing environment for home and visiting fans, players, and staff members.
Conference Carolinas is a NCAA Division II athletics conference made up of 11 teams from Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. These institutions consist of: Barton College, Belmont Abbey College, Converse College, Emmanuel College, Erskine College, King University, Lees-McRae College, Limestone College, University of Mount Olive, North Greenville University, and Southern Wesleyan University.