Big Ten Recognizes 22 Outstanding Sportsmanship Award Winners
June 4, 2009
Park Ridge, Ill. – The Big Ten today announced the 22 student-athletes named Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners for the 2008-09 academic year. These individuals were chosen from a group of 276 student-athletes 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. From each university’s list, two Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners were then selected. All of the Sportsmanship Award honorees have distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior. In addition, these student-athletes must be in good academic standing and must have demonstrated good citizenship outside of the sports-competition setting.
The 22 Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners include 14 Academic All-Big Ten honorees and 11 All-Big Ten selections from the 2008-09 season. In addition, Illinois’ Angela Bizzarri, Indiana’s Jorge Campillo, Michigan State’s Javon Ringer, Minnesota’s Ladia Albertson-Junkans and Penn State’s Gayle Hunter have each earned All-America honors during their careers.
2009 Outstanding Sportsmanship Award Winners
C.J. Lee, Sr., Men’s Basketball
Teddi Ewing, Sr., Softball