CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The MIT men's basketball team has added another accolade to its already crowded trophy case, as the team received the Schoenfeld Sportsmanship Award for Eastern New England as awarded by the Collegiate Basketball Officials Association (CBOA). The award is presented annually to the team that best exemplifies "the highest degree of sportsmanship, character, and ethics among their players, coaches and spectators." The Cardinal and Gray previously received this honor in 2000 and 1983.
The Engineers captured the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) title and advanced to the Second Round of the NCAA Division III Tournament in 2009 while maintaining the standard of class and integrity that has always been associated with the program.
The Schoenfeld Award is named for Sam Schoenfeld, one of the founding members of the CBOA, who passed away suddenly in 1956. The CBOA decided to honor Sam's characteristics of integrity and strong character by recognizing the team or individual who best exemplified these principles. The Schoenfeld Award is the highest honor the CBOA annually bestows on any collegiate institution.