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Rio Rico High School awarded AIA 4A Glen Treadaway Sportsmanship Award


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  • Dr. Carol Cullen/ Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District No. 35

The 2018 Conference Recipients Of The AIA Glen Treadaway Sportsmanship Awards. Photo Courtesy Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District No. 35

Rio Rico High School received AIA’s 4A Glen Treadaway Sportsmanship Award this week at the AIA Champions Awards Luncheon held at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ.

Since its inception in 1913, the Arizona Interscholastic Association has been promoting sportsmanship and character. Sportsmanship is defined as conduct demonstrating respect, fairness and graciousness in winning or losing.

Throughout his distinguished career as a coach, principal and AIA staff member, Glen Treadaway stood for sportsmanship. This award has been established in his honor.

Rio Rico High School awarded AIA 4A Glen Treadaway Sportsmanship Award 1_RRHS-AIA-Sportsmanship-Award_7057_20180521

From left, RRHS Assistant to the Principal, Dagoberto Lopez, and RRHS Athletic Director, Jonathan Chavez, receive Rio Rico High School’s AIA Glen Treadaway Sportsmanship Award. Photo courtesy Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District No. 35

The Glen Treadaway Sportsmanship Award is presented annually to a school from each of the six conferences. The Conference Committees (1A-6A) may select one school that best demonstrates respect, fairness and graciousness in winning or losing from their students, coaches, administrators and spectators during the school year.

Joe Paddock, AIA Assistant Executive Director, presented the award at the luncheon.

“I was privileged to work with Glen,” said Paddock. “I can tell you I have not met a more ethical and empathetic person than Glen. His legacy is his teaching of sportsmanship and the dignity with which his students, athletes, and coaches competed.”

RRHS Athletic Director, Jonathan Chavez, and RRHS Assistant to the Principal, Dagoberto Lopez, accepted the award for the high school.

“We are deeply honored to receive this award,” said RRHS Principal Shelly Vroegh. “Our coaches work hard each year to prepare our young athletes to outperform other schools’ athletes. Good sportsmanship – exemplars of fairness, ethics, respect and good fellowship among competitors – above all else, this is what we want our athletes to be. I could not be more proud of our coaches and students.”

Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District No. 35 is a growing, dynamic school district covering approximately 267 square miles. The district operates five schools. Approximately 3,500 students are enrolled during the 2017-2018 school year.