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Former University of Iowa student-athletes Mark Weisman and Melissa Dixon have been selected as Iowa's 2015 Big Ten Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners.
 
Weisman led the Hawkeye football team in rushing the last three seasons. He ranks third in career rushing touchdowns (32), fourth in career attempts (599), sixth in career rushing yards (2,602) and 10th in career scoring (198 points, one receiving TD) in Iowa school history. He has signed as an NFL free agent with Cincinnati.
 
Dixon earned second team All-Big Ten honors this season. She led the nation in 3-pointers per game (3.65) in 2014-15, becoming the first Big Ten player ever to lead the country in 3-pointers per contest, and just the seventh to do so from a major conference school. The 2013 Big Ten Sixth Player of the Year ranks 12th in career scoring in program history (1,480 points). Dixon ranks 26th in NCAA history in career 3-pointers (334).
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