Guentert Recognized by Big Ten for Sportsmanship
 
 
 
Redshirt junior Dana Guentert was named a Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honoree.
 
Redshirt junior Dana Guentert was named a Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honoree.
 
 

April 26, 2012

EAST LANSING, Mich. - Redshirt junior Dana Guentert was recognized by the Big Ten Conference on Thursday, April 26th. The conference released its list of All-Conference teams and individual award winners. Guentert was one of twelve recipients of the Sportsmanship Award.

The Sportsmanship Award is given to those student-athletes who have distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior. The student-athletes must also be in good academic standing and have demonstrated good citizenship outside of the sports-competition setting.

Guentert played in both the number five and six spot for the Spartans throughout the season. The redshirt junior held a 2-3 record on court five a 6-3 record on court six and a 8-6 record overall. In doubles, she paired with freshman Julianne Gruber to go 3-2 on court three.

A complete list of All-Big honorees is listed below.

WOMEN'S TENNIS ALL-BIG TEN TEAMS
First Team All-Big Ten
Allison Falkin, Illinois
Melissa Kopinski, Illinois
Leslie Hureau, Indiana
SONJA MOLNAR, Iowa
EMINA BEKTAS, Michigan
BROOKE BOLENDER, Michigan
Natallia Pintusava, Minnesota
MARY WEATHERHOLT, Nebraska
Belinda Niu, Northwestern
KATE TURVY, Northwestern
PETRA JANUSKOVA, Penn State
Jennifer Rabot, Purdue

Second Team All-Big Ten
Marisa Lambropoulus, Illinois
Sarah Lee, Michigan
Patricia Veresova, Nebraska
Brittany Wowchuck, Northwestern
Chelsea Utting, Penn State
Alaina Trgovich, Wisconsin

Unanimous selections in CAPS

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS
Athlete of the Year: Mary Weatherholt, Nebraska
Freshman of the Year: EMINA BEKTAS, Michigan
Co-Coach of the Year: Ronni Bernstein, Michigan
Co-Coach of the Year: Scott Jacobson, Nebraska

Unanimous selections in CAPS

SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD HONOREES
Melissa Kopinski, Illinois
Sophie Garre, Indiana
Cassandra Escobar, Iowa
Mimi Nguyen, Michigan
Dana Guentert, Michigan State
Alexa Palen, Minnesota
Mary Weatherholt, Nebraska
Veronica Corning, Northwestern
Tiffany Dittmer, Ohio State
Nina Sertic, Penn State
Lynda Xepoleas, Purdue
Nicky Stracar, Wisconsin