Stevan Micic (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com)
University of Michigan wrestler Stevan Micic has been named as a recipient of the 2019 Big Ten Outstanding Sportsmanship Award.
Emma McLean of Michigan's gymnastics program is also receiving the prestigious honor from the conference.
"McLean and Micic were chosen from Michigan's 29 Big Ten Sportsmanship Award recipients to represent the Block 'M' as individuals who distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior," according to Michigan's announcement issued Wednesday.
A three-time NCAA All-American at 133 pounds, Micic placed third at the 2019 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in Pittsburgh. The Cedar Lake, Indiana native posted a 19-1 record -- including a 13-0 mark in dual meets -- and earned bonus points in 12 of his 19 wins ... all while overcoming multiple injuries over the course of his senior season. A three-time academic All-Big Ten selection, Micic earned a bachelor's degree in sociology this spring. He will pursue a master's degree in sport management while completing his final collegiate season next year.
Micic joins previous U-M wrestlers Pat Owen (2004) and Adam Coon (2016) as recipients of the Big Ten Outstanding Sportsmanship Award.