Sarkodie, Robinson Named Big Ten Medal of Honor Winners
June 9, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Men's soccer's Ofori Sarkodie and cross country/track and field's Wendi Robinson have been named the Indiana winners of the Big Ten Medal of Honor, the conference office announced today.
The award was established in 1914 when the Big Ten endowed a Medal of Honor to be given annually to a student in the graduating class of each university that demonstrated proficiency in scholarship and athletics. In 1982, the Medal of Honor was expanded to include a senior female athlete from each institution.
Indiana track and field director and head coach Ron Helmer said Robinson has been instrumental in the success of the program since the arrival of the current coaching staff in 2007-08.
"Wendi was one of the first athletes to really buy-in to the program," Helmer said. "Her successes helped show others on the team that all the hard work will pay off. Wendi has been a hard worker on and off the track, and this award is a great tribute to her career as a Hoosier."
2010 Big Ten Medal of Honor winners:
Jon Asamoah, Football
Angela Bizzarri, Women's Cross Country/Track and Field
Ofori Sarkodie, Men's Soccer
Wendi Robinson, Women's Cross Country/Track and Field
Brent Metcalf, Wrestling
Sheila Rinozzi, Rowing
Phillip Goldberg, Men's Gymnastics
Angela Findlay, Softball
Blair White, Football
Allyssa DeHaan, Women's Basketball
Jayson Ness, Wrestling
Heather Dorniden, Women's Cross Country/Track and Field
Mark Blades, Men's Soccer
Lauren Lui, Women's Tennis
Stefan Sigrist, Men's Swimming and Diving
Chelsea Davis, Women's Swimming and Diving
Jason Yeisley, Men's Soccer
Ashley Griffith, Softball
Chris Kramer, Men's Basketball
FahKara Malone, Women's Basketball
Jack Bolas, Men's Track and Field
Chavon Robinson, Women's Track and Field
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