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Big Ten Medal of Honor

Subject Source: Local sources
Scope Note: The award was first given in 1915. It was the first award in intercollegiate athletics to demonstrate support of the educational emphasis placed on athletics and honor those who embody the values of the "student athlete". Originally the award was only given to male athletes, since 1982, a female athlete from each institution has also been awarded the Conference Medal of Honor.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Cecil G. Cooley papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MSA 337
Scope and Contents The Cecil George Cooley papers documents the involvement and accomplishments of Cecil George Cooley who graduated in 1921. There are 3 items in this collection. The items are a leatherbound Gala Week program booklet and a wooden fraternity letter. Also included is a Big Ten Medal of Honor encased in thick plastic to be used as a paperweight. The medal is inscribed "Mens Fervida In Corpore Lacertoso" on the front and "Cecil George Cooley for Scholastic and Athletic Prowess" on the back.
Dates: circa. 1921