Crimson Tide’s Gene Stallings to Present University of Alabama’s Barrett Jones With 2011 National Awards and Recognition Association (ARA) Sportsmanship Award
GLENVIEW, Ill., Jan. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
WHO & WHAT: The Crimson Tide will boast another win today as University of Alabama's Barrett Jones is presented with the 2011 Awards and Recognition Association Sportsmanship Award (ARA). The Awards and Recognition Association Sportsmanship Award is the only national award that recognizes an athlete's character as it relates to sportsmanship. Awards and Recognition Association Sportsmanship Award selection committee member and former Alabama coach, Gene Stallings will present Barrett with the award. Visit www.arasportsmanshipaward.com. WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 - 6:45 p.m. During the Crimson Tide basketball game. At half time (approximately 6:45 - 7 pm). Press conference immediately following. WHERE: University of Alabama Coleman Coliseum 1201 Coliseum Drive Tuscaloosa, Ala. 35487 DETAILS: Along with Gene Stallings, LaVell Edwards, selection committee chair and Brigham Young University head football coach said, "Barrett jumped out at us as one of the greats on and off the field. This kid is one for the books with his outstanding track record, desire to win, and willingness to give back and help those in need." The ARA Sportsmanship Award is given to one outstanding NCAA Division I football player who best personifies the spirit of sportsmanship. For more information about the award, selection committee and previous winners, go to www.arasportsmanshipaward.com
MEDIA INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES: Coach Gene Stallings, 2011 Awards and Recognition Association Sportsmanship Award winner, Barrett Jones, Awards and Recognition Association president and LSU graduate, Guy Barone, University of Alabama representatives.
VISUAL MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES: Unveiling of the 125-pound award, Coach Gene Stallings with 2011 Awards and Recognition Association Sportsmanship Award winner Barrett Jones, University of Alabama representatives.
Previous Awards and Recognition Association winners were: Arizona Cardinals and former University of Texas defensive end, Sam Acho (2010); Miami Dolphins and former Kansas State University tight end, Jeron Mastrud (2009), Chicago Bears and former Northwestern University receiver Eric Peterman (2008); Winnipeg Blue Bombers and former Washington State quarterback Alex Brink (2007); Cincinnati Bengals and former Rutgers University fullback, Brian Leonard (2006) and, Carolina Panthers and former University of Memphis running back, DeAngelo Williams (2005).
SOURCE Awards and Recognition Association