On May 24, 2017 Peter Palermino of the Executive Committee of the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials (IAABO) District 6 presented its Annual Sportsmanship Award to Northwest Catholic High School Girls’ Basketball Team.
Varsity Girls’ Basketball Coach Sean O’Brien along with other officials from the school accepted the award on the team’s behalf. Palermino explained to the group assembled to honor and represent the Northwest Catholic girls’ basketball program that the award means a great deal to the officials. Palermino listed the criteria required to earn this distinction and explained why NWC won this honor, focusing on the good sportsmanship demonstrated throughout the season. He commended O’Brien on his team’s spirit and said how much the officials appreciate working with O’Brien specifically.
Founded in 1923, the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials (IAABO) is a professional organization managed by and for basketball referees.
IAABO Executive Committee Member Peter Palermino (third from left) presents the 2016-2017 IAABO Sportsmanship Award to Northwest Catholic Girls’ Basketball. Accepting the award on the team’s behalf are NWC Assistant Athletic Director Keith Blum, NWC President David Eustis, NWC Girls’ Basketball Coach Sean O’Brien, NWC Athletic Trainer Brian Elliot, and NWC Athletic Director Matthew Martorelli.