Big Ten Announces Medal of Honor Recipients
June 13, 2007
Park Ridge, Ill. - Winners of the Big Ten's oldest award, the Medal of Honor, were announced today by the conference office. First awarded in 1914, the Big Ten endowed a Medal of Honor to be given annually to a student in the graduating class of each university that demonstrated proficiency in scholarship and athletics. In 1982, the Medal of Honor was expanded to include a senior female athlete from each institution.
Since the introduction of the Big Ten Medal of Honor, more than 1,150 student-athletes have been awarded the honor.
This year, 22 student-athletes, representing 11 sports, have been chosen for the Medal of Honor. The recipients include 17 All-Big Ten selections, 20 Academic All-Big Ten honorees and participants from one national championship team, five Big Ten championship squads and two conference tournament winners.
The 2007 Big Ten Medal of Honor winners are: