The Round Table presents the Phil Womble Ethics in Sports Award to student-athletes who demonstrate the highest standards of ethics and sportsmanship. With this award, the Round Table seeks to recognize and promote the development of good character, positive attitude and conduct, and respect of others.
Awardees are selected by their school’s athletic director, athletic department, and coaching staffs. The award is granted to high school student-athletes currently enrolled in their junior year. This award acknowledges student-athletes who value and incorporate into their daily lives, the following qualities: accountability, respect of teammates, opponents, and officials, honesty, positive attitude, reliability, loyalty, sportsmanship, others above self, and team above personal interest.
The namesake and inspiration for this award is Santa Barbara’s own Phil Womble. Phil’s determination to live life to its fullest, despite his cerebral palsy, is evident every day. A local author, UCSB sports historian, and bona fide “sports nut,” Phil exemplifies the power of athletics to transform lives through the fellowship, friendship, and camaraderie found in sports.
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