Big Ten Medal of Honor Winners Announced
June 8, 2011
Park Ridge, Ill. - The Big Ten Conference office announced on Wednesday the 2011 Medal of Honor winners. The award was established in 1914 when 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.
This year, 22 student-athletes, representing 14 sports, have been chosen for the Medal of Honor. Twenty-one of this year's honorees earned Academic All-Big Ten status, while 16 of the recipients were named All-Big Ten selections.
The 2011 Big Ten Medal of Honor winners are listed below.