Justin Kronauge, Ohio State
Sr., Dayton, Ohio/Centerville
Kronauge earns Big Ten Athlete of the Week status for the sixth time in his career after clinching the outright Big Ten Championship for Ohio State over the weekend and finishing with an individual conference mark of 10-0 in singles play. With Ohio State and Wisconsin tied, 3-3, and falling behind a set to No. 19 Moritz Baumann on Sunday, 40th-ranked Kronauge rallied to take the next two sets and win the match, 6-7, 6-3, 6-3, giving Ohio State the outright title. On Friday against Northwestern, he knocked off Spencer Wolf in straight sets, 6-1, 6-0, as the Buckeyes clinched at least a share of their fifth-straight Big Ten Championship. In doubles action over the weekend, Kronauge and teammate Balazs Novak defeated Northwestern's Andrew McCarthy and Sidarth Balaji, 8-2, and Wisconsin's Chris Freeman and Luke Kantor, 8-4.
Last Ohio State Athlete of the Week: Chase Buchanan (April 13, 2010)
Eddie Bourchier, Penn State
Jr., Hobart, Australia/Open Learning Network
Bourchier wins his first Big Ten Athlete of the Week honor after scoring wins against three ranked opponents over the weekend. In Friday's matchup against Wisconsin, Bourchier teamed with Guillaume St-Maurice to knock off the 16th-ranked team of Moritz Baumann and Marek Michalicka, 8-7. Then in Sunday's 4-3 victory over No. 57 Northwestern, the tandem continued its winning streak over ranked foes by defeating the No. 54 duo of Josh Graves and Spencer Wolf, 8-3. After helping Penn State secure the doubles point, Bourchier, ranked 108th nationally, clinched the match for the Nittany Lions by defeating No. 91 Graves, 2-6, 6-1, 6-4, his third win over a ranked foe on the weekend.
Last Penn State Athlete of the Week: Michael James (March 19, 2009)