BIG TEN RECOGNIZES 22 OUTSTANDING SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD WINNERS 

More than 270 student-athletes honored throughout the academic year

Park Ridge, Ill. – The Big Ten announced on Wednesday the 22 student-athletes named Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners for the 2010-11 academic year. These individuals were chosen from a group of 276 student-athletes honored throughout the academic year who had displayed positive sportsmanship.

One member of each varsity sports team on every campus was chosen by his or her institution as a Sportsmanship Award honoree. From each university’s list, two Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners were then selected. All of the Sportsmanship Award honorees have distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior. In addition, these student-athletes must be in good academic standing and must have demonstrated good citizenship outside of the sports-competition setting.

The 2011 Big Ten Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners appear below, and the complete list of Sportsmanship Award honorees for all sports from each school is attached as a PDF.

2011 Outstanding Sportsmanship Award Winners

 

                                Illinois               Bill Cole, Sr., Men’s Basketball

                                                Nicole Kump, Sr., Volleyball

                        Indiana              Andy Bayer, So., Men’s Cross Country

                                                Sara Olson, Sr., Softball

                        Iowa                 Chris Brant, Jr., Men’s Golf

                                                Kelsey Cermak, Sr., Women’s Basketball

                        Michigan           Frank Shotwell, Sr., Men’s Track and Field

                                                Dorian Shaw, Sr., Softball

                        Michigan State  Brandon Eckerle, Sr., Baseball

                                                Kathryn Mahoney, Sr., Women’s Gymnastics

                        Minnesota         Blake Hoffarber, Sr., Men’s Basketball

                                                Dannie Skrove, Jr., Softball

                        Northwestern     Matt Gailey, Sr., Baseball

                                                Rebecca Lederhausen, Sr., Women’s Golf

                        Ohio State        Paul Beery, Sr., Men’s Lacrosse

                                                Deborah Shim, Sr., Synchronized Swimming

                        Penn State        T.J. Howe, Sr., Men’s Golf

                                                Maggie Dunbar, Sr., Women’s Lacrosse

                        Purdue              Ryan Kerrigan, Sr., Football

                                                Jaclyn Hart, Sr., Volleyball

                        Wisconsin         Scott Tolzien, Sr., Football

                                                Meghan Duggan, Sr., Women’s Ice Hockey