Pecsok Honored By Institute For International Sport

March 25, 2009

The Institute for International Sport and The Positive Coaching Alliance at Stanford University have selected 12 individuals as the 2009 Sports Ethics Fellows. Middlebury women's basketball head coach Noreen Pecsok has been honored as one of those 12 honorees. These Sports Ethics Fellows have demonstrated admirable leadership in the areas of fair play and sportsmanship. Sports Ethics Fellows include nationally known individuals, as well as others who have engaged in developing sportsmanship and honorable competition on a local scale.

The Institute for International Sport , which is based at the University of Rhode Island and administers the annual Sports Ethics Fellows selections, is pleased to have worked with The Positive Coaching Alliance at Stanford University on the 2009 selections.

Pecsok recently finished her 11th season as the head coach of the women's basketball program at Middlebury. In nine of her first 11 seasons, she continued the post-season tradition, leading the Panthers to the NESCAC or ECAC Tournament in each season. Noreen's coaching philosophy and message to her players is rooted in the principles of sportsmanship. Due to Noreen's inspired leadership, the Middlebury Women's Basketball team has been named the New England Basketball Hall of Fame "Scholar-Athlete" Program winner.