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


Rio Rico, AZ- Rio Rico High School, a partner of PCA-Arizona, 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. Athletic Director Jonathan Chavez is a proud supporter of PCA and continues to provide opportunities for his coaches, staff, and student-athletes to attend workshops. Hosting four workshops this year helped play in integral role in the reception of this award.

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. 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.”

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