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Rose is the third straight male student-athlete from UND to win the award.
UND's Tyler Rose receives GWC Sportsmanship Award
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Updated: Tuesday 05/04/2012 09:52:19 (ET)
by Jayson Hajdu, UND Athletic Media Relations
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Official Great West Conference press release:

NAPERVILLE, Ill. -- North Dakota track and field athlete Tyler Rose and Chicago State volleyball player Mazvita Maziveyi have been selected as recipients of the 2011-12 Great West Conference Student-Athlete Advisory Committee's Sportsmanship Award.

The SAAC Sportsmanship Award was established as an initiative to assist in promoting the ideals of sportsmanship throughout the Conference. The award is presented to one male and one female student-athlete each academic year who display the best sporting behavior or generally conduct him/herself with a high degree of character and good sportsmanship. The recipients are selected by student-athletes who serve on the SAAC committees at the GWC member institutions.

Rose is the third straight UND male student-athlete to win the award, joining 2010-11 recipient Nick Long (football) and 2009-10 winner Jabby Bakhit.

Rose, a senior track and cross country runner from Brainerd, Minn., has served as vice-president and president of UND's SAAC for the past two years and has used the most of his opportunity to interact with student-athletes in every sport on campus. He serves as team captain and was voted the hardest worker and most valuable member of the track and cross country teams last year. Rose uses his leadership to encourage teammates to turn negative energy into postive energy which in turn improves performance. He has earned his teammates' praise by always competing hard and never boasting about his own success, treating opponents with respect, and always showing interest in the performances of his peers. Rose fosters camaraderie among his teammates and opponents and has been lauded for exhibiting that competing is important, but respecting an opponent always outweighs any rivalry.

While sportsmanship has been a focus of Rose's, he has also been exemplary on the track and in the classroom. As a biology major, he is a Presidential Scholar and is a three-time recipient of All-GWC Academic honors in cross country and a two-time academic all-conference selection in track and field as he completes his track and field eligibility this month at the GWC Track and Field Championships. In the fall of 2011, Rose was named second-team All-GWC after placing eighth at the Great West Conference Cross Country Championships.

Maziveyi, a senior from Harare, Zimbabwe, served her team as captain the past two seasons and ranked 10th in the Great West Conference in kills with 2.26 per set in 2011. Her demeanor on the court is described as always positive even through adversity. She is a three-time All-GWC Academic Team honoree and is on the Athletics Director's Honor Roll in addition to the Dean's List. Maziveyi, who has been accepted to LSU Medical School, is a Presidential Scholar, treasurer of Alpha Epsilon Delta National Honor Society and a Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor inductee.

In addition to her athletic and academic achievements, Maziveyi organizes all service projects for the CSU volleyball team and has visited her native Zimbabwe to deliver supplies and present health and empowerment seminars to students. She is a leader on and off the court and exhibits character and sportsmanship by example. Her career goals include being involved in cancer research, and her vision to find a cure for cancer is equal to her devotion to encouraging children living in poverty.

Others nominated for the award were Chicago State's Samuel McKinney (Cross Country), Houston Baptist's Dalton Schafer (Baseball) and Arielle Rodriguez (Women's Soccer), NJIT's Sean McCarthy (Men's Basketball) and Caitlyn Ragni (Women's Soccer), North Dakota's Ronni Munkeby (Volleyball), Texas-Pan American's Oscar Barrera (Track & Field) and Bianca Torre (Women's Basketball), and Utah Valley's Rory Fannon (Men's Basketball) and Rachel Anderson (Volleyball).

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