Big Ten announces Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners

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Big Ten announces Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners

The Big Ten announced on Wednesday the 28 honorees named Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners for the 2014-15 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 2015 Big Ten Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners appear below.

2015 Outstanding Sportsmanship Award Winners

Illinois  
Reilly O’Toole, Football
Melissa Kopinski, Tennis

Indiana
Mark Murphy, Football
Nakel McClinton, Outdoor Track and Field

Iowa 
Mark Weisman, Football
Melissa Dixon, Basketball

Maryland  
Sal Conaboy, Football
Malina Howard, Basketball

Michigan  
Devin Gardner, Football
Nicole Elmblad, Basketball

Michigan State  
David Zoltowski, Swimming
Becky Stiles, Field Hockey

Minnesota
Cedric Thompson, Football
Kate Bucknam, Cross Country

Nebraska
Ameer Abdullah, Football
Samantha Areman, Soccer

Northwestern    
Connor Holloway, Soccer
Brooke Jones, Lacrosse

Ohio State 
Logan Stieber, Wrestling
Kayla Sullivan, Ice Hockey

Penn State  
Darrell Hill, Outdoor Track and Field
Kindrah Kohne, Soccer

Purdue
Matt McClintock, Cross Country
Krisztina Kapitany, Tennis

Rutgers  
Ken Theobold, Wrestling
Greta Leberfinger, Swimming

Wisconsin  
Joel Rumpel, Hockey
Aja Van Hout, Swimming

Read the full release at bigten.org.

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