Dec. 1, 2005
GLENVIEW, Ill. - Cal Junior offensive lineman Scott Smith has been selected as one of the 10 finalists for the 2005 ARA Sportsmanship Award, announced Wednesday by the Awards and Recognition Association. This is the inaugural year for this award.
Smith has been an honorable mention Pac-10 all-academic selection for the past two years. He entered the season as a key reserve but moved into the starting lineup at left tackle when Andrew Cameron was lost to injury. Smith ended the regular season with seven starts.
Former BYU head football coach LaVell Edwards chairs the selection committee. The 2005 ARA Sportsmanship Award recipient will be announced in mid-December.
All NCAA Division I schools were eligible to submit nominations for the ARA Sportsmanship Award. To qualify for the award, an athlete must be a starting player or significant contributor on his team, be a senior in good academic standing, demonstrate great respect for competitors, school, teammates and coaches, show an ability to accept victory and defeat graciously, convey a high degree of humility and integrity, and demonstrate commitment in the classroom and to the community.
The finalists for the 2005 ARA Sportsmanship Award are:
James Anderson Virginia Tech
Antoine Huffman University of Kentucky
Luke Johnson University of Southern Mississippi
Matthew Leinart University of Southern California
Grayling Love Arizona State University
Ryan Neill Rutgers University
Ben Obomanu Auburn University
Devarick Scandrett Middle Tennessee State University
Scott Smith University of California, Berkeley