Kato earns Scholar-Athlete honor
Women’s gymnast Sunny Kato, a communication major with a 3.51 grade-point average, was selected at the Illini Scholar-Athlete of the Week.
Kato helped lead Illinois to its fourth trip to the NCAA Championships in the past six years.
Other nominees included baseball players Nick Blackburn and Jason Goldstein; softball player Jenna Mychko; golfer Thomas Detry; tennis players Farris Gosea and Alexis Casati; and track and field athletes Jannis Toepfer and Alyssa Schneider.
Detry claims league award. Detry was named Big Ten Golfer of the Week after tying for fourth Sunday at the Augusta (Ga.) Invitational. Detry carded an 8-under-par 208.