March 4, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Donovan Robertson, a redshirt freshman on the Ohio State men’s track and field team, has been tabbed as the 2014 Big Ten Men’s Indoor Track and Field Freshman of the Year, the Big Ten Conference office announced Tuesday.   

In his first Big Ten indoor championships this past weekend at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio, Robertson picked up a silver medal while setting a new Ohio State record in the 60-meter hurdles. His time of 7.65 seconds is tied for the fourth-best time in the nation so far this season.

Robertson, a native of Berea, Ohio is the third Buckeye to earn the award and first since Anthony Cole in 2005. 

The Big Ten Conference office recognizes student-athletes from each team as Sportsmanship Award Honorees. The student-athletes chosen are individuals who have distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior. In addition, the student-athletes must be in good academic standing and have demonstrated good citizenship outside of the sports-competition setting. These student-athletes are now candidates for the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award, as the conference office will honor one male and one female student-athlete from each institution at the end of the school year.

Junior sprinter Timothy Faust has been announced as the Ohio State honoree for the Sportsmanship Award. Faust also collected some hardware at last weekend’s Big Ten championships, finishing second in both the 60-meter and 200-meter dashes.