Jung, May Receive Sportsmanship Awards from Big Ten

June 3, 2010

PARK RIDGE, Ill. -- Junior Jason Jung (Torrance, Calif./West Torrance) of men's tennis and fifth-year senior Brittany May (Santa Barbara, Calif./Santa Barbara) of women's water polo have been named the University of Michigan male and female Big Ten Conference Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners for the 2009-10 academic year, the announcement coming Thursday (June 3) from the Big Ten Conference office.

One member of each varsity sports team across all 11 Big Ten schools were chosen by the institution as a Sportsmanship Award nominee. Two outstanding sportsmanship award winners from each conference school were selected -- one male and one female. All of the sportsmanship award honorees have distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior. In addition, these student-athletes must be in good academic standing and must have demonstrated good citizenship outside of the sports-competition setting. Jung and May were selected to be among the 22 student-athletes to receive the award from a conference-wide group of 276.

Jason Jung

Jung earned All-Big Ten, led his team in doubles wins (24) and was tied for second in singles wins (21) during his junior campaign. Jung played the entire season at either the No. 1 or No. 2 spot in both singles and doubles, and qualified for the NCAA Individual Championships in both, reaching the second round with freshman Evan King (Chicago, Ill./Kaplan) in the doubles draw. Off the court, Jung was the national winner of the ITA/Arthur Ashe, Jr., Award for Leadership & Sportsmanship and will be honored prior to the start of U.S. Open in August in New York. He was also named team captain for the 2010-11 season.

A two-time CWPA All-Western Division first team selection, May saw her senior season limited to just 18 games due to an injury sustained in the first week of the season. While rehabbing, May took an active role in the development of sophomore Morgan Turner (Mission Viejo, Calif./Trabuco Hills) and her ultimate replacement, and all-division first team honoree, freshman Alex Adamson (Coronado, Calif./Coronado). May, one of two goalies in program history to reach the 50-win plateau, capped her playing career with a nine-save performance in relief at the NCAA Championship against Pomona-Pitzer on May 14. She went 5-3 with a 6.85 goals-against average while being held to nine starts in her senior season.


Michigan's 2009-10 Big Ten Sportsmanship Award Honorees

Baseball: Chris Berset
Men's Basketball: DeShawn Sims
Women's Basketball: Carmen Reynolds
Men's Cross Country: Brendon Blacklaws
Women's Cross Country: Rachel Severin
Field Hockey: Jenner Johnson
Football: David Moosman
Men's Golf: Matt Thompson
Women's Golf: Andrea Ratigan
Men's Gymnastics: Ryan McCarthy
Women's Gymnastics: Sarah Curtis
Men's Indoor Track & Field: Chris Baldwin
Women's Indoor Track & Field: Danielle Tauro
Men's Outdoor Track & Field: Grant Till
Women's Outdoor Track & Field: Jennifer Neville
Rowing: Nellie Ruedig
Ice Hockey: Luke Glendening
Men's Soccer: Daniel Gray
Women's Soccer: Alex Jendrusch
Softball: Kristin Larsen
Men's Swimming and Diving: Chris Brady
Women's Swimming and Diving: Claire Tyler
Men's Tennis: Jason Jung
Women's Tennis: Kari Wig
Volleyball: Veronica Rood
Water Polo: Brittany May
Wrestling: Justin Zeerip

Contact: Barb Cossman (734) 763-4423