It is my pleasure to announce that the Mens Basketball team has been awarded the very prestigious Sam Schoenfeld Sportsmanship Award for the third time. (1980-81; 1996-97; 2013-14). The Schoenfeld Award is named for Sam Schoenfeld, one of the founding members of the College Basketball Officials Association (CBOA), who passed away suddenly in 1956. The CBOA has honored Sam’s characteristics of integrity and strong character by recognizing the team or individual who best exemplifies these principles. The Schoenfeld Award is the highest honor the CBOA annually bestows on any collegiate institution The award is presented annually to the team that best exemplifies “the highest degree of sportsmanship, character, and ethics among their players, coaches and spectators.”
CBOA Award Letter
March 20, 2014-04-24
Mr. Jonathan Halpert
Men’s Basketball Coach
YU Department of Athletics and Recreation
It is my pleasure to inform you that Yeshiva University has won the Sam Schoenfeld Sportsmanship Award voted by the members of the Met NY College Basketball Officials Association (CBOA). You and two guests are invited to attend our Spring Banquet that will be held at Verdi’s of Whitestone on Tuesday, May 27th at 6:30PM.
You and your team have made quite an impact on our group as evidenced by their selection of you and Yeshiva University for our most prestigious award. We hope that you will be able to be present on May 27th to receive this award.
Met NY CBOA Secretary