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    Marshall, Metzler Named Northwestern's Big Ten Sportsmanship Award Recipients

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Beth Marshall of the women's basketball team is Northwestern's overall female recipient of the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award.
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    Beth Marshall of the women's basketball team is Northwestern's overall female recipient of the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award.
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    June 3, 2010

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Twenty-two student-athletes have been named Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners for the 2009-10 academic year by the Big Ten Conference. Senior Eric Metzler (Luxemburg, Wis./Luxemburg-Casco) of the wrestling program was recognized as Northwestern's men's recipient, while junior Beth Marshall (Fishers, Ind./Hamilton Southeastern) of the women's basketball program team received the women's honor.

    The 22 overall winners of this year's award were chosen from among more than 270 male and female previous recipients from Big Ten rosters during the academic year.

    Of the 22 Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners, 17 received Academic All-Big Ten laurels following their respective competitive seasons, including both Metzler and Marshall. Metzler was a four-year starter and a three-year captain for the Wildcats who posted a 14-12 overall record in his senior campaign. Marshall, meanwhile, started all but two games at point guard for Northwestern this season, leading the Big Ten and finishing sixth in the nation in assist-to-turnover ratio.

    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 2010 Big Ten Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners appear below.

    Illinois
    Juice Williams, Sr., Football
    Ashley Edinger, Sr., Volleyball

    Indiana
    Nate Everhart, Sr., Wrestling
    Sarah Pease, Sr., Women's Cross Country

    Iowa
    A.J. Edds, Sr., Football
    Laura Cilek, Jr, Women's Golf

    Michigan
    Jason Jung, Jr., Men's Tennis
    Brittany May, Sr., Women's Water Polo

    Michigan State
    Franklin Gomez, Sr., Wrestling
    Lauren Aitch, Sr., Women's Basketball

    Minnesota
    Jayson Ness, Sr., Wrestling
    Gabriele Anderson, Sr., Women's Track and Field

    Northwestern
    Eric Metzler, Sr., Wrestling
    Beth Marshall, Sr., Women's Basketball

    Ohio State
    Taylor Candella, Sr., Men's Cross Country
    Hillary Dow, Sr., Women's Gymnastics

    Penn State
    Jason Yeisley, Sr., Men's Soccer
    Daphne Skelos, Sr., Women's Swimming and Diving

    Purdue
    Jacob Palmer, Jr., Men's Track and Field
    Kristen Arthurs, Sr., Volleyball

    Wisconsin
    Chris Maragos, Sr., Football
    Vicky Opitz, Sr., Women's Rowing