LSU running back Leonard Fournette was one of several SEC athletes honored with the 2015-2016 Sportsmanship Award on Thursday.
He was joined by Florida track & field team member Lloydricia Cameron and the Kentucky volleyball team and support staff in being recognized as co-winners of the conference’s ninth annual presentation of the award.
“There are many stories of sportsmanship and generosity on the part of Southeastern Conference student-athletes, and these three stories are indicative of a spirit that is pervasive in the SEC,” said SEC commissioner Greg Sankey, per the conference’s press release. “We are proud of Leonard, Lloydricia and the Kentucky volleyball program for setting a standard of sportsmanship and exhibiting that spirit that lives in the heart of SEC student-athletes, coaches and staff members.”
Fournette was recognized for his “actions in support of the people of South Carolina after unprecedented flooding in that state.”
After the Tigers hosted their game with the Gamecocks, which was previously scheduled to be played in Columbia, the star running back auctioned his game jersey to help raise funds for the victims.
Cameron was recognized for her honesty amidst an incorrectly recorded discus throw which would have ranked her among the nation’s top performers. The Wildcats volleyball team received co-winner honors for the way they helped aid an injured opponent.