CJ Receives OHSAA Sportsmanship Awards

The Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) has named Chaminade Julienne a winner of two of its prestigious sportsmanship awards for the 2011-12 academic year.

CJ is one of 29 schools selected by the OHSAA Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity (SEI) Committee as a “Respect the Game Challenge” recipient, and is also one of 24 schools to earn the Harold A. Meyer Award. Since the Meyer Award’s inception in 1991-92, CJ has been honored 10 times.

“Receiving the Meyer Award is tangible evidence that the school’s mission and core values are present and vibrant in its athletic programs,” said Scott Pierce, athletic director. “Through guidance from our coaches, students are able to apply the character education they receive at CJ to how they compete on the field.”

Selection for the SEI awards is based on a three-tiered process implemented by the OHSAA to affirm the veracity of existing sportsmanship, ethics and integrity programs put in place by member schools. The final tier is known as the Commissioner’s Award for Outstanding Sportsmanship, and winners will be announced at the state basketball tournament in March.

The complete list of 2011-12 recipients was accepted at an OHSAA Board of Directors meeting on October 18, and published in a press release on its Web site on October 25