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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.
For a complete list of the 2010 Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners, click here.
To be nominated for Academic All-District, a student-athlete must be a starter or a key reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative GPA and must be a sophomore in both athletic and academic standing. All First Team Academic All-District honorees from each of the eight districts will be placed on the national ballot and are eligible to be selected to the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America team.
The complete list of Big Ten CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District members include:
Brandi Personett, Women's Gymnastics, PSU
Amy Bonenberger, Field Hockey, PSU
Miguel Pineda, Men's Gymnastics, PSU
Chelsea Davis, Women's Swimming and Diving, OSU
Lindsay Quintiliani, Field Hockey, OSU
Stefan Sigrist, Men's Swimming and Diving, OSU
Kent Caldwell, Men's Gymnastics, MICH
Sarah Curtis, Women's Gymnastics, MICH
Kelsey Knutson, Women's Gymnastics, MICH
Ian Makowske, Men's Gymnastics, MICH
André Schultz, Men's Swimming and Diving, MICH
Brad Smith, Men's Golf, OSU
Lachlan Ferguson, Men's Tennis, IND
Emily Kasavana, Rowing, IND
Kelsey Lindenschmidt, Women's Golf, NU
David Colturi, Men's Swimming and Diving, PUR
Christine Inman, Women's Swimming and Diving, PUR
Allison Buckley, Women's Gymnastics, ILL
Abe Souza, Men's Tennis, ILL
Aaron Fortunato, Men's Gymnastics, MINN
Kaylee Jamison, Women's Swimming and Diving, MINN
Tyler Duncan, Men's Golf, PUR
Brent Metcalf, Wrestling, IOWA
Patricia Dean, Field Hockey, IOWA
For complete information on the award winners and the list of All-Big Ten honorees, click here.
For more information on the championships, click here.
For complete information on this weekend's championship regatta, click here.
In addition to the location, other changes have been made for future championships. The 2011-13 events will be held on the Sunday that falls two weekends prior to the NCAA Championships. The 2011 Big Ten Championships will be held May 15. The format of the event will be altered to a seven-lane finals-only regatta.
For more information, click here.
Minnesota First Varsity Eight
The Gophers' first varsity eight claimed the year's final Boat of the Week distinction after cruising to a nearly 30-second win against Kansas over the weekend. Team members from the first varsity eight include coxswain Linnea Trandem, Cassie Drozynski, Erika Berg, Tracy Merth, Lucy Mulvey, Jenna Schuder, Sarah Krueger, Sarah Graham and Rebekah Brzozowski. The eight raced out to a 30-second lead midway through the 2,000-meter course and finished with a time of 6:41.8. The Gophers have won back-to-back races after winning the Lake Natoma Invite last weekend.
Last Minnesota Boat of the Week: First Varsity Eight (April 28, 2009)