Big Ten Announces All-Conference Awards
April 27, 2006
Cristelle Grier earned the third Athlete of the Year honor in her four years at Northwestern, completing a career that included a conference record of 43-1 entering this weekend's championship and four all-conference selections. Grier becomes the first player in Big Ten history to claim three Athlete of the Year awards. Also earning individual honors for the Wildcats was Freshman of the Year Georgia Rose, who became the third Northwestern player in four years to garner that honor. Joining them on the All-Big Ten team is teammate and second-time selection Alexis Prousis, giving the Wildcats more representatives than any other team with three. Rounding out the individual honors was Coach of the Year Daryl Greenan, who became the first
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The Conference office also announced honorees from each team for the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award. The 11 student-athletes chosen are individuals who have distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior. In addition, the student-athletes must be in good academic standing and have demonstrated good citizenship outside of the sports-competition setting. These student-athletes are now candidates for the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award, as the Conference office will honor one male and one female student-athlete from each institution at the end of the school year.
A complete list of the 2006 All-Big Ten team and postseason honorees appear below.
Freshman of the Year Athlete of the Year Coach of the Year
Georgia Rose, Northwestern Cristelle Grier, Northwestern Daryl Greenan,
2006 All-Big Ten Team 2006 Sportsmanship Award Honorees
*Cristelle Grier, Northwestern Caitlin O'Keefe,
*Georgia Rose, Northwestern Sasha Abraham,
Alexis Prousis, Northwestern Brooke Beier, Purdue
*Randi Schuler, Purdue Kaylan