June 3, 2011
EVANSTON, Ill. -
Twenty-two student-athletes have been named Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners for the 2010-11 academic year by the Big Ten Conference. Senior Matt Gailey (Inverness, Ill./Fremd) of the baseball program was recognized as Northwestern's men's recipient, while senior Rebecca Lederhausen (Hinsdale, Ill./Hinsdale Central) of the women's golf team received the women's honor.
The 22 overall winners of this year's award were chosen from a group of 276 student-athletes honored throughout the academic year who had displayed positive sportsmanship.
Gailey, a left-handed pitcher, recently completed his collegiate eligibility. He won two games and ranked second among all Northwestern pitchers with 23 appearances during the 2011 campaign. Lederhausen competed in 10 events for the Wildcats during her senior season, posting a season-best score of 227 at the Lady Northern Invitational to help NU to a second-place finish.
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.
The 2011 Big Ten Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners appear below.
Bill Cole, Sr., Men's Basketball
Nicole Kump, Sr., Volleyball
Andy Bayer, So., Men's Cross Country
Sara Olson, Sr., Softball
Chris Brant, Jr., Men's Golf
Kelsey Cermak, Sr., Women's Basketball
Frank Shotwell, Sr., Men's Track and Field
Dorian Shaw, Sr., Softball
Brandon Eckerle, Sr., Baseball
Kathryn Mahoney, Sr., Women's Gymnastics
Blake Hoffarber, Sr., Men's Basketball
Dannie Skrove, Jr., Softball
Matt Gailey, Sr., Baseball
Rebecca Lederhausen, Sr., Women's Golf
Paul Beery, Sr., Men's Lacrosse
Deborah Shim, Sr., Synchronized Swimming
T.J. Howe, Sr., Men's Golf
Maggie Dunbar, Sr., Women's Lacrosse
Ryan Kerrigan, Sr., Football
Jaclyn Hart, Sr., Volleyball
Scott Tolzien, Sr., Football
Meghan Duggan, Sr., Women's Ice Hockey
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