Cole, Kump Win Big Ten Outstanding Sportsmanship Awards
June 3, 2011
Park Ridge, Ill. -
The Big Ten announced on Friday the 22 student-athletes named Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners for the 2010-11 academic year. These individuals were chosen from a group of 276 student-athletes honored throughout the academic year who had displayed positive sportsmanship. Basketball senior Bill Cole and volleyball senior Nicole Kump earned the sportsmanship awards from the University of Illinois.
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.
2011 Big Ten Outstanding Sportsmanship Award Winners