Erin Hinson Named SEC Nominee for NCAA Sportsmanship Award
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Erin Hinson Named SEC Nominee for NCAA Sportsmanship Award

May 27, 2004

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 Erin Hinson

AUBURN -- Auburn soccer player Erin Hinson has been named as the female Southeastern Conference nominee for the NCAA Sportsmanship Award, to be announced sometime in June.

"Erin is very deserving of this nomination and we are thrilled for her," head coach Karen Hoppa said. "She has consistently maintained a high level of sportsmanship and is an outstanding example of hard work and a positive attitude."

Hinson, a four-year letterwinner for the Tigers, played in and started all 83 games during her career at Auburn as a defender. Earlier this season, Hinson was named as an Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

The three-time team captain helped lead the Tigers to three straight SEC Western Division titles, as well as a SEC Championship title in 2002. For the 2003 season, Hinson was named to the Soccer Buzz Elite Team of the Week and was the SEC Defensive Player of the Week.

In addition to her accolades on the field, Hinson is a member of Phi Eta Sigma and the Golden Key International Honor Society and also works with the Boys and Girls Club, FCA, Habitat for Humanity, God's Farm and Athletes in Action Urban Project in Los Angeles.

The NCAA Sportsmanship Award honors student-athletes who, through their actions in the competitive arena of intercollegiate athletics, have demonstrated one or more of the ideals of sportsmanship, including fairness, civility, honesty, unselfishness, respect and responsibility.

Hinson was nominated, along with Tennessee football player Michael Munoz, by selected members of the SEC staff.