ASHEVILLE, N.C. - The UNC Asheville men's basketball team will be given the first ever "Heart of Asheville" award on Sunday, April 15 at 1:30 p.m. in the parking lot of The Carolina Asheville during this weekend's Action Fest film festival.
Coach Eddie Biedenbach will be on hand to get the award along with several members of the 2011-12 Bulldog team. The award is being given to the Bulldogs from the Asheville Film Society.
Bill Banowsky, Founder of the Asheville Film Society, praised this year's UNC Asheville team.
"We at the Asheville Film Society are grateful for the opportunity to honor this team and its coach for their remarkable season and what their efforts meant to the Asheville community," said Banowsky. ""This team and its successes contributed significantly to a sense of community pride. This is 'Asheville's Dream Team,' and we are pleased to pay tribute to them.
"The Heart of Asheville award pays tribute to those who distinguish themselves with remarkable civic contributions to our community," added Banowsky. "Coach Biedenbach and his Bulldogs brought enormous civic pride to the city of Asheville this year as both Big South Conference regular season and tournament champions, and with their near upset of the number one seeded Syracuse Orange in the NCAA tournament."