The Big Ten announced on Thursday the 28 honorees named Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners for the 2017-18 academic year

ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Big Ten announced on Thursday the 28 honorees named Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners for the 2017-18 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 2018 Big Ten Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners appear below, and the complete list of Sportsmanship Award honorees for all sports from each school is attached as a PDF.

2018 Outstanding Sportsmanship Award Winners

ILLINOIS

Aaron Jordan, Men’s Basketball

Taylor Edwards, Softball

INDIANA

William Session, Men’s Track & Field

Amanda Cahill, Women’s Basketball

IOWA

Spencer Lee, Wrestling

Hannah Stewart, Women’s Basketball

MARYLAND

Alex Leto, Men’s Track and Field

Kristen Confroy, Women’s Basketball

MICHIGAN

Ben Flanagan, Men’s Cross Country

Bri Minor, Women’s Tennis

MICHIGAN STATE

Lourawls “Tum Tum” Nairn Jr., Men’s Basketball

Jamie Cheslik, Women’s Soccer

MINNESOTA

Mike Szmatula, Men’s Hockey

Sidney Peters, Women’s Hockey

NEBRASKA

Landon Bartel, Men’s Indoor Track & Field

Sydney Towsend, Volleyball

NORTHWESTERN

Gavin Skelley, Men’s Basketball

Sarah Cho, Women’s Golf

OHIO STATE

Nathan Tomasello, Wrestling

Jincy Dunne, Women’s Ice Hockey

PENN STATE

Jake Pilewicz, Baseball

Shay Cannon, Field Hockey

PURDUE

P.J. Thompson, Men’s Basketball

Brionna Thomas, Women’s Outdoor Track & Field

RUTGERS

Sebastian Joseph, Football

Simrin Dhillon, Field Hockey

WISCONSIN

Robert Krill, Men’s Tennis

Becca Harrison, Women’s Soccer