Former IU soccer player Femi Hollinger-Janzen and senior pole vaulter Sydney Clute were honored as the Hoosiers’ Big Ten’s Outstanding Sportsmanship Award Winners for the 2015-16 academic year.
Hollinger-Janzen and Clute were two of 28 Big Ten athletes chosen for this award. These 28 were selected from a group of 350 student-athletes honored throughout the year who displayed positive sportsmanship.
A member of each varsity sports team from each Big Ten university was chosen by his or her school as a Sportsmanship honoree and two Outstanding Award winners were then selected from each school.
Hollinger-Janzen was drafted by the New England Revolution in January with the 51st overall selection and became the 44th Hoosier to ever be selected in the MLS Draft. In his rookie season, he has appeared in 10 matches and scored two goals and an assist.
With an impressive month of May, he was named the Revolution’s Man of the Month, capped off with a game winning-goal against the Seattle Sounders on May 28.
Clute has had a historic senior season for the Hoosiers. She won the Big Ten indoor championship in pole vault and broke the school record of 4.35 meters in the process. She also won the Big Ten Outdoor championships and set the Big Ten Championships record and broke her school record when she cleared 4.42 meters.
She is heading to Eugene, Oregon, this week to compete in the NCAA Track and Field Championships.