Lee, Stewart Earn Iowa’s B1G Outstanding Sportsmanship Awards

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IOWA CITY, Iowa — Freshman Spencer Lee (wrestling) and junior Hannah Stewart (women’s basketball) have been selected as Iowa’s 2018 Big Ten Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners. The duo was chosen from Iowa’s list of 2017-18 Big Ten Sportsmanship Award winners, which had a representative from each varsity sport.
Lee won the 2018 NCAA championship as a true freshman at 125 pounds. The Murrysville, Pennsylvania, native joined the Iowa lineup in January and compiled a 22-2 overall record, earning All-America, Big Ten Freshman of the Year, and Amateur Wrestling News All-Rookie honors.  
Stewart played in all 32 games this season, scoring in double figures seven times and netting eight or more points in 17 contests. The Minot, North Dakota, native had her best season as a Hawkeye, registering single-season bests in points (235), rebounds (145), assists (46), blocks (24), steals (35), field goals made (106), and free throws made (23).
The Big Ten first awarded the Outstanding Sportsmanship honor in 2003. The student-athletes chosen were individuals who have distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior, were in good academic standing and demonstrated good citizenship outside of the sports-competition setting.
Following is a list of Iowa’s past Big Ten Outstanding Sportsmanship Award Winners:
Year                   Men’s Award Winner                                        Women’s Award Winner
2003                   Stuart Waters, Men’s Tennis                           Kristin Johnson, Softball
2004                   Nate Kaeding, Football                                    Laura Chipman, Softball
2005                   Joe Johnston, Wrestling                                    Jennifer Skolaski, Swimming & Diving
2006                   Adam Haluska, Men’s Basketball                   Liz Grajewski, Women’s Gymnastics
2007                   Adam Haluska, Men’s Basketball                   Kara Zappone, Field Hockey
2008                   Bart van Monsjou, Men’s Tennis                   Brittany Keyes, Rowing
2009                   Christian Bierich, Men’s Tennis                      Wendy Ausdemore, Women’s Basketball
2010                   A.J. Edds, Football                                                Laura Cilek, Women’s Golf
2011                   Chris Brant, Men’s Golf                                     Kelsey Cermak, Women’s Basketball
2012                   Matt Gatens, Men’s Basketball                      Betsy Flood, Women’s Track & Field
2013                   Eric May, Men’s Basketball                              Mareike Schrulle, Women’s Cross Country
2014                   James Morris, Football                                       Theairra Taylor, Women’s Basketball
2015                   Mark Weisman, Football                                   Melissa Dixon, Women’s Basketball
2016                   Drew Ott, Football                                               Amy Ihm, Women’s Golf
2017                   Nicholas Baer, Men’s Basketball                     Sophie Plasteras, Field Hockey
2018                   Spencer Lee, Wrestling                                      Hannah Stewart, Women’s Basketball