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SAWA - Cody Will, Teutopolis

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As a part of the IHSA Do What’s Right! Sportsmanship Program, member school personnel and licensed IHSA officials have the ability to recognize acts of exemplary sportsmanship and integrity that occur in IHSA events throughout the school year via the Sport A Winning Attitude Report (SAWA). Those who are recognized receive a special certificate from the IHSA and select SAWAs are featured on the IHSAState website.

The SAWA Report below on Teutopolis High School’s Cody Will was submitted by an IHSA basketball official:

I officiated five games at the Lawrence County Basketball Capital Classic on November 29th and 30th, 2013. Two of those games involved Teutopolis High School. Frankly, in a weekend of seeing dozens of student-athletes, one
stood out.

Cody Will from Teutopolis High School stood out among his peers as an example of the sportsmanship that the IHSA promotes. He was always polite, never argued a call, handed the ball to the officials, and always said 'thank you' when handed the ball or when he had a questioned answered. It is not an accident that his sporting demeanor also led to calm play at a high level.

Cody Will made Teutopolis High School, his coaches, his community, and his parents proud during this tournament, and it did not go unnoticed by the officials.