Outstanding Sportsmanship Award Winners

June 7, 2017

2016-17 Sportsmanship Award Honorees Get Acrobat Reader

ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Big Ten announced on Tuesday the 28 honorees named Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners for the 2016-17 academic year. These standouts were chosen from a group of more than 350 students 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, and two Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners were then selected from each institution. All of the Sportsmanship Award winners have distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior. In addition, these honorees must be in good academic standing and must have demonstrated good citizenship outside of the sports-competition setting.

The 2017 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.

2017 Outstanding Sportsmanship Award Winners

ILLINOIS

Joe Spencer, Football

Jenna Miller, Women’s Soccer

INDIANA

Matt Schwartzer, Men’s Cross Country

Amanda Cahill, Women’s Basketball

IOWA

Nicholas Baer, Men’s Basketball

Sophie Plasteras, Field Hockey

MARYLAND

Alex Leto, Men’s Track & Field

Hannah Dewey, Softball

MICHIGAN

Jake Butt, Football

Grace Choi, Women's Golf

MICHIGAN STATE

Joe Cox, Men's Hockey

Allyssah Fitterer, Women’s Volleyball

MINNESOTA

Bakary Konate, Men’s Basketball

Temi Ogunrinde, Women’s Indoor Track & Field

NEBRASKA

Ben Miller, Baseball

Emily Wood, Women’s Basketball

NORTHWESTERN

Sanjay Lumpkin, Men’s Basketball

Kacie Komoto, Women’s Golf

OHIO STATE

Josh Tublin, Men’s Volleyball

Sandy Niehaus, Women’s Tennis

PENN STATE

Matt Stasiunas, Men’s Swimming & Diving

Erika Spilker, Women’s Lacrosse

PURDUE

Matt Bouggy, Men’s Tennis

Faye Adelaja, Women’s Volleyball

RUTGERS

Julian Pinnix-Odrick, Football

Tori Prager, Women’s Soccer

WISCONSIN

Vitto Brown, Men's Basketball

Sydney McKibbon, Women’s Hockey