Big Ten names Sportsmanship Award winners

The Big Ten announced on Wednesday the 24 student-athletes named Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners for the 2011-12 academic year. These individuals were chosen from a group of 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.

Nathan Scheelhaase, Football
Rachel Japp-Joyce, Swimming & Diving

Jordan Hulls, Basketball
Amanda Wagner, Softball

Matt Gatens, Basketball
Betsy Flood, Track and Field

Jordan Kovacs, Football
Courtney Boylan, Basketball

Kirk Cousins, Football
Jenilee Rathje, Volleyball

Taylor Matson, Ice Hockey
Anne Schleper, Ice Hockey

Chris Phipps, Track and Field
Kaitlyn Burke, Basketball

Sam Chien, Golf
Devynn Patterson, Fencing

Andrew Sweat, Football
Liz Sullivan, Soccer

Scott Rosenthal, Gymnastics
Natalie Ettl, Gymnastics

Joe Haase, Baseball
Ashley Courtney, Softball

Kyle Jefferson, Track and Field
Anya Covington, Basketball

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bob jones on 5/30/2012 @ 4:00pm EDT Said:

Surprised Rex Burkhead didn’t get honored, great athlete, great guy, great teammate.

aroznowski on 5/31/2012 @ 1:03am EDT Said:

Taylor Matson, Anne Schleper, and Devynn Peterson didn’t even play in the Big Ten. The Big Ten does not sponsor men’s ice hockey, women’s ice hockey, and fencing.

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