The Big Ten Conference concluded its 100th
celebration of the esteemed Big Ten Medal of Honor by highlighting the
2014 class of honorees on Wednesday. Twenty-four student-athletes from
17 different sports were honored with the prestigious award, which was
established in 1915 and was the first award in intercollegiate athletics
to demonstrate support for the educational emphasis placed on
athletics. The Big Ten Medal of Honor is awarded to one male and one
female student-athlete from the graduating class of each member
institution who has demonstrated excellence on and off the field
throughout their college career.
This year's list of distinguished student-athletes includes Academic
All-America and All-Big Ten honorees, individual award winners and NCAA
and Big Ten team and individual champions. All 24 of the recipients
have been named Academic All-Big Ten at least once in their career and
15 received All-Conference recognition this academic year. This class of
honorees is pursuing diverse fields of study with a list of majors that
include pre-med, sociology, computer engineering, political science,
finance and management, biosystems engineering and many others.
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