May 29, 2014
EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern's Jackie Powell of the women's swimming team and Jack Quigley of the baseball team have been recognized by the Big Ten as Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners for the 2013-14 academic year. The pair was chosen from a group of more than 300 exemplary student-athletes who have displayed positive sportsmanship throughout the year.
One member of each varsity sports team on every campus was chosen by Northwestern 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.
Powell was instrumental in organizing the incredibly successful inaugural "Breaststroke4BreastCancer" event in October of 2013 that has raised tens of thousands of dollars for local cancer research over the past two years.
A three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection and Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, Powell ranked in NU's top times in the 50 and 100 free and swam the 'Cats fastest time on the year in the 200 free. She overcame a season-ending injury as a junior to also lead the 'Cats with the team's best relay times in the 200, 400 and 800 free relays. Powell posted NCAA `B' Cut times five times throughout her career and swam strong times in the Big Ten Championships each of the last four years.
Quigley, a team captain, has been active throughout the year as an ambassador in the NFL's Fuel Up to Play 60 initiative. The senior visited several schools on behalf of Northwestern to emphasize the importance of healthy eating and at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day. The Birmingham, Mich., native was also active with the Will to Live Foundation throughout the year and helpful during the team's annual Buddy Ball game on May 11.
Quigley is a three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree and a two-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar. He was named to the Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-District team in 2014 and the Big Ten Co-Pitcher of the Week on April 21 after a memorable weekend at Nebraska.
2014 Big Ten Outstanding Sportsmanship Award Winners
Illinois: Nathan Scheelhaase (football) and Jenna Mychko (softball)
Indiana: Dustin DeMuth (baseball) and Amanda Redfern (water polo)
Iowa: James Morris (football) and Theairra Taylor (basketball)
Michigan: Shaun Bernstein (tennis) and Courtney Beidler (swimming and diving)
Michigan State: Antonio James (track and field) and Tori Franklin (track and field)
Minnesota: Nate Condon (hockey) and Hannah Brandt (hockey)
Nebraska: C.J. Zimmerer (football) and Sunny Russell (rifle)
Northwestern: Jack Quigley (baseball) and Jackie Powell (swimming and diving)
Ohio State: 2014 baseball team, Claudia Lim (golf)
Penn State: David Glen (hockey) and Christina Vosters (golf)
Purdue: Adam Schenk (golf) and Maia Monchek (softball)
Wisconsin: Chris Borland (football) and Monica Whitehouse (rowing)
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