The Big Ten enjoyed a successful 2014 men's golf season, highlighted by two teams earning bids to the NCAA Men's Golf Championships and Illinois advancing to quarterfinal match play.
NCAA Championships Central: The Big Ten sent two men's golf squads to the NCAA Men's Golf Championships, including Illinois and Purdue. Illinois finished the stroke-play portion of the NCAA Championships in a seventh-place tie, advancing to the eight-team match play championship segment at the Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kan. Illinois fell to Stanford, 3-2, in quarterfinal match play of the NCAA Men's Golf Championships. For more coverage of the NCAA Championships, click here.
See you at Regionals: Six Big Ten teams and one individual were selected to compete in the 2014 NCAA Men's Golf Regionals. Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Northwestern, Ohio State and Purdue represented the Big Ten in the team competition, while Michigan's Chris O'Neill traveled as an individual competitor. For the complete release, click here.
All-Conference and Individual Honors: The Big Ten Conference office announced the men's golf All-Conference teams and individual award winners, as voted on by the conference coaches following the 2014 Big Ten Men's Golf Championships. Illinois' Brian Campbell was named the Big Ten Player of the Year, Minnesota's Jose Mendez was tabbed the Big Ten Freshman of the Year and the Golden Gophers' John Carlson claimed Big Ten Coach of the Year honors. For more on the individual award winners and All-Conference teams, click here.
Bring Home the Hardware: Minnesota claimed the Big Ten Championship in men's golf after shooting a four-round score of 1,186 at the 2014 Big Ten Men's Golf Championships. The Golden Gophers were followed by second-place Illinois (1,190), third-place Iowa (1,194), fourth-place Northwestern (1,204) and fifth-place Purdue (1,205) at the par-72, 7,152-yard Pete Dye Course. This is the eighth team title for the Golden Gophers and first since 2007. For more on the Big Ten Men's Golf Championships, click here.
Academic Excellence: On May 28, the Big Ten recognized a total of 1,216 spring and at-large sports student-athletes who have been named to the Academic All-Conference team, which included 45 men's golfers. For more on the Academic All-Big Ten honorees, click here.