The winners of the University of Michigan Outstanding Sportsmanship Award were named on Wednesday morning, and winning the award for the football and basketball programs are Carlo Kemp and Austin Davis, respectively.
The award, according to a press release, is given to players “to represent the block “M” as individuals who distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior.” It also says the winner have “distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior. In addition, these honorees must be in good academic standing and must have demonstrated good citizenship outside of the sports-competition setting.”
A two-time team captain for Jim Harbaugh and the football program, Kemp has played up and down the defense during his time in Ann Arbor. A four-star recruit in the 2016 class, Kemp came into Ann Arbor as a flex outside linebacker/edge prospect. He eventually found his home at defensive tackle, where he played the last few years.
In six games in the shortened 2020 season, Kemp recorded 21 total tackles, three tackles for loss, two sacks and a quarterback hurry. He is now teamed up with former Wolverine defensive lineman Rashan Gary on the Green Bay Packers.
As for Davis, this is his second consecutive Outstanding Sportsmanship Award. A John Beilein recruit from the class of 2016, this past season was his last at the collegiate level. He recorded 5.4 points and 2.8 rebounds per game in 23 games in 2020-21.
The press release states Davis will either attempt to play professionally overseas or stay in Ann Arbor with Jon Sanderson in the strength and conditioning department.
The full list of winners can be seen here.
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