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Fighting Illini Spirit Award

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Football's Corey Lewis won the 2013 Male Fighting Illini Spirit Award.

The Fighting Illini Spirit Award is given annually to the male and female student-athletes who best exemplify the spirit, courage, effort and dedication of the Fighting Illini.

Male Recipient

Year Name Sport
1990Darrick BrownlowFB
1991 Andy KpediMBK
1992 Mike HopkinsFB
1993 Scott TurnerFB/T&F
1993 Pete FrewBSB
1994 Steve BridgesT&F/XC
1995 Ernest BenionWRS
1996 Jeremy SutterTEN
1997 Ernest BenionWRS
1998 Gavin SontagTEN
1999 Travis RomagnoliGYM
2000 Joe SprengardBSB
2001 Babatunde RidleyT&F
2002 Chad HayWRS
2002 Mike KostaTEN
2003 Jerrance HowardMBK
2004 Erik GarnettGYM
2005 Chris MartinTEN
2006 Alex TirapelleWRS
2007 Shawn RoofBSB
2008 J LemanFB
2009 Chester FrazierMBK
2010 Juice WilliamsFB
2010 Luke StannardGYM
2011 Chad WiestGYM
2012 Nathan ScheelhaaseFB
2013 Corey LewisFB
2014 Ross GuignonTEN

Female Recipient

Year Name Sport
1990 Heather SingalewitchGYM
1991 Tonja BufordT&F
1992 Kate RileyWBK
1993 Tonya BookerWBK
1994 Merrill MullisVB
1995 Dina SlomskiGYM
1995 Lissa KimmelTEN
1996 Laura MindockT&F
1997 Kelly ScherrVB
1998 Missy KannSOC
1999 Trisha HenrySWM
2000 Melissa BeitzVB
2001 Betsy SpicerVB
2002 Ade OshinowoT&F
2003 Sarah BaumgartnerSB
2004 Kelly WalkerSOC
2005 Erin VirtueVB
2006 Rasa VirsilaiteVB
2007 Caroline MooreSWM
2008 Shannon McDonnellSOC
2009 Kayani TurnerVB
2010 Megan FudgeTEN
2011 Krystin MillerSOC
2012 Amy AllinTEN
2013 Shayla MutzSOC
2014 Jennifer BeltranVB
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