100 Days of the Big Ten Medal of Honor: Day 96

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Minnesota's Matt Nohelty (2009, baseball)
Matt Nohelty was an All-Big Ten pick all four years of his college baseball career, including first-team honors in 2007 and 2008. His career .366 batting average is ranked eighth in Gopher history, and he led the Big Ten in runs scored (69) and was second in stolen bases (26) as a senior. In the classroom, Nohelty was a first-team Academic All-American twice and a third-team selection as a sophomore. He was a Lowe's Senior CLASS Award nominee and a four-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree. Nohelty was twice selected in the Major League Baseball Draft and is now lead Software Engineer at Thomson Reuters and just finished a Master's Degree in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota. To read more about Nohelty's college experience and what winning the Big Ten Medal of Honor meant to him, read this Q&A.

100 Days of the Big Ten Medal of Honor: Day 95

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Ohio State's Laura Murray (2000, pistol)
Murray won the NRA Collegiate National Champion in women's air pistol and sport pistol and led the Buckeyes to their first women's and open national championships in pistol. In 2000, she was named first-team All-American in standard and women's sport pistol and second-team in air pistol. One of just two women's pistol Big Ten Medal of Honor winners in program history, Murray was a U.S. Navy Nurse Corps Officer and worked at the Naval Hospital in Pensacola, Fla., before becoming a staff nurse in the medical surgical unit at Onslow Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, N.C. She was inducted into the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame in 2013.

Current Big Ten Golfer Set to Compete in U.S. Open

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Illinois' Brian Campbell is set to compete in the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst. Campbell qualified for the U.S. Open by tying for fourth at the Daly City, California, sectional qualifier on June 2. He is coming off an impressive junior season in which he earned All-America honors - the first of his career - by tying for ninth at the 2014 NCAA Championships, including a final-round 63 that tied the course record at Prairie Dunes (at the configuration used for the NCAA Championships). He also was named the 2014 Big Ten Player of the Year and broke Luke Guthrie's single-season stroke average record with a 71.08 mark.

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100 Days of the Big Ten Medal of Honor: Day 94

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Northwestern's Marty Riessen (1964, tennis)
Marty Riessen won a career Grand Slam in mixed doubles with Australia's Margaret Court and seven mixed doubles majors overall. He also won two Grand Slam titles in men's doubles. Riessen swept Big Ten singles and doubles titles for three consecutive years and lost in the NCAA singles final in each of those years. A two-year letterwinner, he was a five-time member of the U.S. Davis Cup team and Dunlop Sport named one of its wooden racquets the "Marty Riessen."
Three Indiana Hoosiers were named All-Americans by Baseball America on Wednesday, including two first-team honorees. Dustin DeMuth and Kyle Schwarber each garnered first-team honors, while Sam Travis was named to the second team. It is a repeat honor for Schwarber and DeMuth, who garnered second- and third-team honors, respectively, in 2013. It is the second All-America accolade for the trio this season, as each earned Louisville Slugger All-America status by Collegiate Baseball Magazine.

Also announced on Wednesday, the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association revealed its All-America teams, which included four Big Ten standouts. Indiana's DeMuth, Joey DeNato and Schwartber each earned second-team honors, while Michigan State designated hitter Bliase Salter was named to the third team.

100 Days of the Big Ten Medal of Honor: Day 93

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Illinois' Tim Simon (1988, track)
The 1988 Big Ten Medal of Honor winner, Simon finished third in the 400 meters at the 1988 NCAA Championships behind two UCLA sprinters who won medals at that year's Seoul Olympics. Simon still holds the Illini record of 44.88 seconds in the 400 meters. He was tabbed Big Ten Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year in 1988, the same year he was named Athlete of both the Indoor and Outdoor Championships. After graduation, Simon earned a medical degree from Howard University and has been a colon and rectal surgeon in Georgia since 2002.

Big Ten Softball in the Polls

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In the final polls of the 2014 season, three Big Ten teams appeared among the top 25 of the NFCA Coaches poll, while four conference squads received top 25 nods in the USA Softball ballot. In the coaches' poll, Michigan checked in at No. 10, followed by No. 15 Minnesota and No. 16 Nebraska. Northwestern and Wisconsin also received votes. In the USA Softball ballot, Michigan led the way at No. 10, followed by No. 14 Minnesota, No. 17 Nebraska and No. 24 Wisconsin. Northwestern also received votes.

The Wolverines finished the season with a 47-15 record, won their seventh consecutive Big Ten title and qualified for the NCAA Tournament for the 20th consecutive season. The Golden Gophers advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the ninth time in program history and finished the season with a 44-12 mark. The Cornhuskers earned a share of the Big Ten title, posted the seventh 40-win regular season in school history and won an NCAA Regional title for the eighth time in program history. The Badgers finished the season with 36 wins, just the second-highest total in school history, and won a pair of NCAA Tournament games for just the second time. The Wildcats concluded their season with a 35-18 overall record after advancing to their sixth NCAA Regional championship game in the last 10 years.

Eleven Big Ten rowers earned All-America recognition by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA), it was announced on Monday. Additionally, Indiana head coach Steve Peterson was tabbed Division I Coach of the Year and the entire Indiana staff was named the Division I Staff of the Year. The full list of Big Ten honorees are below.

First Team
Mera Dickensheets, IND
Jessica Eiffert, MICH
Bryna Oleshansky, MICH
Claire-Louise Bode, OSU
Victoria Lazur, OSU
Holly Norton, OSU
Catherine Shields, OSU

Second Team
Morgan Grastorf, IOWA
Amanda Elmore, MICH
Ashley Bauer, OSU
Anne Rauschert, WIS

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100 Days of the Big Ten Medal of Honor: Day 92

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Iowa's Lindsey Meder (2002, women's basketball)
A two-time Academic All-American and first-team All-Big Ten selection, Meder was awarded the Big Ten Medal of Honor in 2002. In her four years, she led the Hawkeyes to three NCAA Championship appearances, a Big Ten title (1998) and a Big Ten Tournament crown (2001). The Solon, Iowa, native ranks second all-time in scoring (1,906) and first in three-point field goals (261) for the Hawkeyes. Her three-point field goals made also ranks fifth in the Big Ten record book. Meder was taken by the Minnesota Lynx in the 2002 WNBA Draft. Following her professional career, she returned to Iowa for dental school and is currently a practicing endodontist.

Five Schools Take Home USTFCCCA Regional Awards

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Five schools collected regional awards from the USTFCCC, it was announced on Sunday. Student-athletes and coaches from Illinois, Michigan, Nebraska, Penn State and Purdue earned recognition in three different regions: Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest.

Michigan's Erin Finn and Purdue's Raheem Mostert were tabbed Track Athlete of the Year in the Great Lakes Region, while Boilermaker head coach Lonnie Greene picked up Coach of the Year laurels. Penn State earned three out of the four coaching honors in the Mid-Atlantic Region, as head coach Beth Aldord-Sullivan was named Coach of the Year, Kevin Kelly and Randy Bungard collected Men's and Women's Assistant Coaches of the Year recognition, respectively. In the Midwest Region, Illinois' Mike Turk took home the Coach of the Year award, while Nebraska's Billy Maxwell and Carrie Lane were named Men's and Women's Assistant Coaches of the Year.

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