Suncoast school recognized with prestigious Sportsmanship Award

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SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Out-of-Door Academy receives the prestigious Fred E. Rozelle Sportsmanship Award.

In recognition of the vital role good sportsmanship plays in shaping today’s student-athletes, the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) announced the recipients of this year’s Fred E. Rozelle Sportsmanship Awards.

The award, presented annually since 1991, is named in honor of FHSAA Commissioner Emeritus Fred E. Rozelle. It is presented to one school in each enrollment classification whose total sports program best exemplifies the qualities of sportsmanship as demonstrated by its coaches, players and spectators. The award honors eight high schools as overall winners out of almost 800 member schools who demonstrated exemplary sportsmanship during the 2013-2014 regular season and FHSAA State Series.

The Out-of-Door Academy thanks all of their student-athletes, coaches, and parents for the outstanding manner in which they represent The Out-of-Door Academy's mission and our core values of Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Responsibility.  A representative from the FHSAA will present the Class 3A Fred E. Rozelle Sportsmanship Award trophy to the student body when classes resume in August.