Gymnastics News Network
By: Eileen Patchey
The Big Ten Conference recently celebrated its 103rd class of the esteemed Big Ten Medal of Honor. The prestigious award was established in 1915 and was the first award in intercollegiate athletics to demonstrate support for the educational emphasis placed on athletics.
The Big Ten Medal of Honor is awarded to one male and one female student from the graduating class of each member institution who has demonstrated excellence on and off the field throughout their college career. Big Ten schools currently feature more than 9,500 students competing in intercollegiate athletics, but only 28 earn this prestigious award on an annual basis.
This year’s honorees claimed numerous national and conference academic and athletic honors, along with winning NCAA and Big Ten team and individual championships. Every recipient claimed Academic All-Big Ten or All-Big Ten accolades at least once in their career, while pursuing diverse fields of study with a list of majors that include biochemistry, economics, entrepreneurial management, accounting, labor studies and employment relations, kinesiology and many others.
Artz is one of only 13 Academic All-Americans in the 2017 Big Ten Medal of Honor class, and was the only gymnast among the Big Ten Medal of Honor winners to earn conference regular season or tournament team titles.
Source: Big Ten Conference
#gnn #loveoursport #gymnastslivehere