Outstanding Sportsmanship Award Winners

June 7, 2016 ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Big Ten announced on Tuesday the 28 honorees named Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners for the 2015-16 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 2016 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.

2016 Outstanding Sportsmanship Award Winners

Illinois
Alex Burge, Golf
Kyley Simmons, Basketball

Indiana
Femi Hollinger-Janzen, Soccer
Sydney Clute, Track and Field

Iowa
Drew Ott, Football
Amy Ihm, Golf

Maryland
Anthony Papio, Baseball
Malina Howard, Basketball

Michigan
Adam Coon, Wrestling
Ronit Yurovsky, Tennis

Michigan State
Caleb Rhynard, Cross Country/Track and Field
Sarah Kovan, Soccer

Minnesota
Joey King, Basketball
Paige Palkovich, Softball

Nebraska
Austin Wilson, Wrestling
Tierra Williams, Track and Field

Northwestern
Max Chapman, Football
Christen Johnson, Basketball

Ohio State
Joshua Perry, Football
Sakiko Minagawa, Cross Country

Penn State
James Chakey, Lacrosse
Teddy Chase, Soccer

Purdue
Doug Welch, Wrestling
Kim Love, Soccer

Rutgers
Quentin Gause, Football
Racquel Zurick, Golf

Wisconsin
Adam Lauko, Soccer
Nicole Bauman, Basketball