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.
MICHIGAN 2015-16 SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD WINNERS
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.