Outstanding Sportsmanship Award Winners

June 7, 2018


2017-18 Sportsmanship Award Winners Get Acrobat Reader

ROSEMONT, Ill. -- The Big Ten announced on Thursday the 28 honorees named Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners for the 2017-18 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 2018 Big Ten Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners appear below, and the complete list of Sportsmanship Award honorees for all sports from each school can be found above in the PDF.

2018 Outstanding Sportsmanship Award Winners

ILLINOIS
Aaron Jordan, Men's Basketball
Taylor Edwards, Softball

INDIANA
William Session, Men's Track & Field
Amanda Cahill, Women's Basketball

IOWA
Spencer Lee, Wrestling
Hannah Stewart, Women's Basketball

MARYLAND
Alex Leto, Men's Track and Field
Kristen Confroy, Women's Basketball

MICHIGAN
Ben Flanagan, Men's Cross Country
Bri Minor, Women's Tennis

MICHIGAN STATE
Lourawls "Tum Tum" Nairn Jr., Men's Basketball
Jamie Cheslik, Women's Soccer

MINNESOTA
Mike Szmatula, Men's Hockey
Sidney Peters, Women's Hockey

NEBRASKA
Landon Bartel, Men's Indoor Track & Field
Sydney Towsend, Volleyball

NORTHWESTERN
Gavin Skelly, Men's Basketball
Sarah Cho, Women's Golf

OHIO STATE
Nathan Tomasello, Wrestling
Jincy Dunne, Women's Ice Hockey

PENN STATE
Jake Pilewicz, Baseball
Shay Cannon, Field Hockey

PURDUE
P.J. Thompson, Men's Basketball
Brionna Thomas, Women's Outdoor Track & Field

RUTGERS
Sebastian Joseph, Football
Simrin Dhillon, Field Hockey

WISCONSIN
Robert Krill, Men's Tennis
Becca Harrison, Women's Soccer