Michigan’s Raynor and Kamstra Earn Outstanding Sportsmanship Award

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The Big Ten Conference announced the recipients of its Outstanding Sportsmanship Award on Tuesday (June 7) with Michigan’s Adam Coon (wrestling) and Ronit Yurovsky (women’s tennis) receiving the honor.

Coon and Yurovsky were chosen from Michigan’s 29 Big Ten Sportsmanship Award recipients to represent the Block “M” as individuals who distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior.

A junior aerospace engineering major, Coon was a team captain for the second straight year. He earned All-America honors with a third-place finish at heavyweight at the 2016 NCAA Championships. With a 23-3 overall record and 15-1 mark in dual meets, Coon managed a team-best nine falls while garnering Academic All-Big Ten and NCWCA All-Academic honors in a tough major. He recently placed second at the Olympic Team Trials after winning a Greco-Roman title at the 2015 U.S. Open in December.

Coon is the second U-M wrestler to earn the Outstanding Sportsmanship Award, joining Pat Owen from the 2003-04 season.

Yurovsky has earned the Big Ten Sportsmanship each of the last two years. A senior sport management graduate and team captain in 2016, she led the Wolverines to the NCAA Quarterfinals for the first time in school history. She went 4-0 during the NCAA Tournament at the No. 1 position and finished the season with a 27-11 singles record and No. 12 national ranking to earn her All-American status. She finished ranked third in career singles victories with 117 while earning three straight Academic All-Big Ten honors.

Yurovsky joins Michelle DaCosta (2004-05) as the second Michigan women’s tennis player to earn the honor.


Baseball: Cody Bruder

Men’s Basketball: Caris LeVert

Women’s Basketball: Madison Ristovski

Men’s Cross Country:  Tony Smoragiewicz

Women’s Cross Country:  Anna Pasternak

Field Hockey: Shannon Scavelli

Football: Jake Rudock

Men’s Golf: Chris O’Neill

Women’s Golf: Grace Choi

Men’s Gymnastics: Emyre Cole

Women’s Gymnastics: Lindsay Williams

Ice Hockey: Cristoval “Boo” Nieves

Men’s Lacrosse: Andrew Hatton

Women’s Lacrosse: Emily Braun

Rowing: Adena Coste

Men’s Soccer: Colin McAtee

Women’s Soccer: Corinne Harris

Softball: Lauren Connell

Men’s Swimming and Diving: Will Raynor

Women’s Swimming and Diving: Sarah Kamstra

Men’s Tennis: Davis Crocker

Women’s Tennis: Ronit Yurovsky

Men’s Indoor Track and Field:  Codie Nolan

Men’s Outdoor Track and Field:  Grant Cartwright

Women’s Indoor Track and Field:  Devon Hoppe

Women’s Outdoor Track and Field: Emily Wee

Volleyball:  Kelly Murphy

Water Polo: Kelly Martin

Wrestling: Adam Coon

Swimming news courtesy of Michigan Swimming & Diving.

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7 years ago

Congratulations Will!

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