Big Ten Recognizes 24 Outstanding Sportsmanship Award Winners

May 30, 2013

Park Ridge, Ill. -

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The Big Ten announced on Thursday the 24 student-athletes named Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners for the 2012-13 academic year. These individuals were chosen from a group of over 300 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 2013 Big Ten Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners appear below, and the complete list of Sportsmanship Award honorees for all sports from each school is attached above as a PDF.

 2013 Outstanding Sportsmanship Award Winners


                  Illinois                          Bruno Abdelnour, Tennis

                                                      Amber Moore, Basketball

                  Indiana                        Michael Basil, Baseball

                                                      Leslie Hureau, Tennis

                  Iowa                            Eric May, Basketball

                                                      Mareike Schrulle, Cross Country

                  Michigan                     Jordan Kovacs, Football

                                                      Claire McElheny, Volleyball

                  Michigan State            Adreian Payne, Basketball

                                                      Caroline Powers, Golf

                  Minnesota                    Andre Hollins, Basketball

                                                      Allie Phillips, Soccer

                  Nebraska                     Rex Burkhead, Football

                                                      Emily Wong, Gymnastics

                  Northwestern               Charlie Rimkus, Swimming & Diving

                                                      Kate Popovec, Basketball

                  Ohio State                   Trey Wilkes, Lacrosse

                                                      Melissa Rennie, Softball

                  Penn State                  Nick Colella, Basketball

                                                      Gizelle Studevent, Basketball

                  Purdue                         Jakob Engel, Track & Field

                                                      Courtney Moses, Basketball

                  Wisconsin                    Jared Berggren, Basketball

                                                      Lindsay Danielson, Golf