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The NSCAA Scholar All-America men's soccer teams were announced, with Michigan State's Kevin Cope and Tim Kreutz earning honors. Cope was tabbed a first-team selection, while Kreutz was named to the third team.

Cope, who earns the laurel for the second time, boasts a 3.75 GPA and studies finance. The senior contributed to a backline that helped the Spartans lead the Big Ten in fewest goals allowed (17), while he also scored two goals and collected two assists. Cope also earned NSCAA/NCAA second-team All-America honors. Kreutz, a finance major that maintains a 3.3 GPA, started all 23 games and collected 23 points, including nine goals and five assists. Cope and Kreutz were both first-team All-Big Ten selections and helped lead Michigan State to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament.

In order to be selected for the team, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.30 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale throughout their career as well as start more than 50 percent of a team's games, while being a junior or a senior.

Twelve Players Named to Top Drawer Soccer Best XI Teams

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The TopDrawerSoccer.com Best XI teams were announced Thursday, with 12 Big Ten women's soccer players earning accolades. Players from seven different conference squads were named to the Best XI teams, which recognize 33 upperclassmen and 22 freshmen for their performances during the 2013 season. The full list of the Big Ten's representation on the Best XI teams can be found below.

Best XI Teams
First Team
Nkem Ezurike, MICH
Maya Hayes, PSU

Second Team
Vanessa DiBernardo, ILL

Third Team
Jannelle Flaws, ILL
Shelina Zadorsky, MICH
Ari Romero, NEB

Freshman Best XI
First Team
Jaycie Johnson, NEB
Rose Lavelle, WIS

Second Team
Madisson Lewis, MICH
Tarah Hobbs, MINN
Nichelle Prince, OSU
Brittany Basinger, PSU

For the complete teams, click here.

Penn State's Scott Named Senior CLASS Award Winner

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Penn State right side hitter, Ariel Scott has been selected as the 2013 Senior CLASS Award winner in NCAA Division I volleyball. The award, chosen by a nationwide vote of Division I volleyball coaches, national volleyball media and fans, is given annually to the most outstanding senior student-athlete in Division I volleyball. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence - classroom, community, character and competition. An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.

A public relations major with minors in business and liberal arts, Scott has maintained a 3.8 grade point average in her major. She is an active member of the Penn State chapter of the Public Relations Society of America and has earned Academic All-Big Ten honors while also being selected as a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar. Since her freshman year, Scott has volunteered regularly with the Special Olympics, working to teach participants basic volleyball skills. She also organizes outreach opportunities for Special Olympians through the Penn State women's volleyball program. Scott is a three-time American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-American and All-Big Ten honoree. Heading into the post-season, she ranked second on the team in kills and blocks. The Nittany Lions are the second-ranked team in the country and carry a 32-2 overall record entering tonight's NCAA semifinal match against Washington.

Two other Big Ten student-athletes earned Senior Class Award recognition, as Michigan's Jennifer Cross and Michigan State's Lauren Wicinski were named to the award's second team.

For the complete release, click here.



Thursday's Schedule

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NCAA Championship Semifinals - Seattle, Wash.
#1 Texas vs. #12 WISCONSIN - 7:30 p.m.
#2 PENN STATE vs. #3 WASHINGTON - 9:30 p.m.

All times are ET
Both matches can be seen on ESPN2

Thirteen Volleyball Players Tabbed AVCA All-America

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Thirteen Big Ten volleyball players were selected as AVCA Division I All-Americans, the most of any conference, with four players earning first-team status. Minnesota's Tori Dixon, Nebraska's Kelsey Robinson, and Penn State's Micha Hancock and Ariel Scott earned first-team honors, while Michigan State's Lauren Wicinski, Minnesota's Ashley Wittman, Penn State's Deja McClendon and Wisconsin's Lauren Carlini were named to the second team. Illinois' Jocelynn Birks, Michigan State's Kori Moster, Nebraska's Kadie Rolfzen, Penn State's Katie Slay and Purdue's Val Nichol earned third-team honors. Thirteen others received honorable mention recognition -- Illinois' Jennifer Beltran, Michigan's Jennifer Cross, Lexi Dannemiller and Molly Toon, Michigan State's Alexis Mathews, Minnesota's Adrianna Nora, Nebraska's Meghan Haggerty and Mary Pollmiller, Northwestern's Stephanie Holthus, Ohio State's Kaitlyn Leary, Penn State's Nia Grant, Purdue's KiKi Jones and Wisconsin's Ellen Chapman.

Eight of the 13 selected to the All-America teams were repeat honorees, including McClendon, who is the only player in the 2013 class to be named a four-time All-American. Scott, Slay and Wicinski were all three-time honorees, while Dixon, Hancock, Robinson and Wittman were honored for the second time. Two freshman were selected to All-America teams in Rolfzen and Carlini.

As a team, the Nittany Lions had four players named to All-America teams, which was tied for the most along all schools nationally.

For the complete list of honorees, click here.



Big Ten in the NFL - Week 15

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Will Allen, S, Pittsburgh Steelers (Ohio State) - Collected five solo tackles in Pittsburgh's 30-20 defeat of Cincinnati

Prince Amukamara, CB, New York Giants (Nebraska) -
Notched two pass deflections and four solo tackles in the Giants' 23-0 loss to the Seahawks

Jason Avant, WR, Philadelphia Eagles (Michigan) - Totaled 40 receiving yards and a touchdown catch in Philadelphia's 48-30 loss the Minnesota

Cliff Avril, DE, Seattle Seahawks (Purdue) - Recorded one assisted sack, one forced fumble and one tackle in the Seahawks 23-0 shutout of the Giants

Montee Ball, RB, Denver Broncos (Wisconsin) - Caught five passes for 49 yards in Denver's 27-20 loss to San Diego

Le'Veon Bell, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers (Michigan State) - Rushed for 57 yards and a touchdown in Pittsburgh's 30-20 victory over Cincinnati

Zack Bowman, CB, Chicago Bears (Nebraska)
- Registered two interceptions, including returning one for a touchdown, two pass deflections and one solo tackle in the Bears' 38-31 win over Cleveland

Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots (Michigan) - Threw for 364 yards on 34-for-55 passing and two touchdowns in the Patriots' 24-20 loss to the Dolphins

Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans Saints (Purdue) - Threw for 393 yards on 39-of-56 passing and one touchdown in the Saints' 27-16 loss to the Rams

Scott Chandler, TE, Buffalo Bills (Iowa) - Notched five receptions for 54 yards, including a long of 27, in the Bills' 27-20 defeat of the Jaguars

Adrian Clayborn, DE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Iowa) - Registered a sack and two tackles in the Bucs' 33-14 loss to the 49ers

Kirk Cousins, QB, Washington Redskins (Michigan State) - Threw for 381 yards on 29-for-45 passing and three touchdowns in Washington's 27-26 loss to Atlanta

Jeff Cumberland, TE, New York Jets (Illinois) - Caught three passes for 50 yards and a touchdown reception in the Jets' 30-20 loss to the Panthers

Mike Daniels, DE, Green Bay Packers (Iowa) - Registered a sack and two tackles in Green Bay's 37-36 victory over Dallas

Lavonte David, LB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Nebraska) - Totaled 10 tackles, including nine solo, and one forced fumble in Tampa Bay's 33-14 loss to the San Francisco

Jay Feely, PK, Arizona Cardinals (Michigan) - Nailed three field goals, including two from over 40 yards, and four extra point attempts in the Cardinals' 37-34 win over the Titans

Bradley Fletcher, CB, Philadelphia Eagles (Iowa) - Notched seven solo tackles in the Eagles' 48-30 loss to the Vikings

William Gholston, DE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Michigan State)
- Tallied eight tackles, including two for loss, and two pass deflections in the Bucs' 33-14 loss to the 49ers

Chad Greenway, LB, Minnesota Vikings (Iowa) - Registered five tackles in Minnesota's 48-30 win over Philadelphia

Leon Hall, CB, Cincinnati Bengals (Michigan) - Totaled five tackles, including one for loss, and a pass deflection in the Bengals' 30-20 loss to the Steelers

David Harris, LB, New York Jets (Michigan) - Recorded six tackles in the Jets' 30-20 loss to the Panthers

Brian Hartline, WR, Miami Dolphins (Ohio State) - Caught five passes for 70 yards in the Dolphins' 24-20 win over the Patriots

Alex Henery, PK, Philadelphia Eagles (Nebraska) - Nailed three field goals, including a 51-yard attempt, and one extra-point in the Eagles' 48-30 loss to the Vikings

Michael Hoomanawanui, TE, New England Patriots (Illinois) - Reeled in a touchdown catch in the Patriots' 24-20 loss to the Dolphins

Micah Hyde, CB, Green Bay Packers (Iowa) - Tallied six tackles, including five solo, and a pass deflection in the Packers' 37-36 defeat of the Cowboys

Lance Kendricks, TE, St. Louis Rams (Wisconsin) - Caught two passes and scored one touchdown in St. Louis' 27-16 win over New Orleans

Ryan Kerrigan, LB, Washington Redskins (Purdue) - Notched four tackles, one sack and one forced fumble in the Redskins' 27-26 loss to the Falcons

James Laurinaitis, LB, St. Louis Rams (Ohio State) - Recorded five tackles, including four solo, and one pass deflection in the Rams' 27-16 victory over the Saints

DeAndre Levy, LB, Detroit Lions (Wisconsin) - Collected five tackles, including four solo, in the Lions' 18-16 loss to the Ravens

Matt McGloin, QB, Oakland Raiders (Penn State) - Threw for 297 yards on 18-of-36 passing and two touchdowns in Oakland's 56-31 loss to Kansas City

Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Arizona Cardinals (Illinois) - Ran for 69 yards and two touchdowns in Arizona's 37-34 win over Tennessee

Mike Neal, DE, Green Bay Packers (Purdue) - Registered one sack and two tackles in Green Bay's 37-36 win over Dallas

Shaun Phillips, DE, Denver Broncos (Purdue) - Recorded one sack and two solo tackles in Denver's 27-20 loss to San Diego

Bernard Pollard, S, Tennessee Titans (Purdue) - Tallied seven tackles and one assisted sack in the Titans' 37-34 loss to the Cardinals

Paul Posluszny, LB, Jacksonville Jaguars (Penn State) - Led the team with 13 tackles, including nine solo, and one sack in Jacksonville's 27-20 loss to Buffalo

Andrew Quarless, TE, Green Bay Packers (Penn State) - Caught six passes for 66 yards and one touchdown in the Packers' 37-36 win over the Cowboys

Matt Shaughnessy, LB, Arizona Cardinals (Wisconsin) - Recorded three tackles and one sack in the Cardinals' 37-34 win over the Titans

Marcus Sherels, CB, Minnesota Vikings (Minnesota) - Tallied six solo tackles in the Vikings' 48-30 victory over the Eagles

Marcus Thigpen, RB, Miami Dolphins (Indiana) - Recorded a touchdown reception in Miami's 24-20 defeat of New England

Pierre Thomas, RB, New Orleans Saints (Illinois) - Totaled 62 yards on seven receptions and added 21 yards rushing in the Saints' 27-16 loss to the Rams

Kevin Vickerson, DT, Denver Broncos (Michigan State) - Registered six solo tackles, including one for loss, and a pass deflection in Denver's 27-20 loss to San Diego

Cameron Wake, DE, Miami Dolphins (Penn State) - Recorded three solo tackles and one sack in Miami's 24-20 win over New England

J.J. Watt, DE, Houston Texans (Wisconsin) - Totaled five tackles in Houston's 25-3 loss to Indianapolis

Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks (Wisconsin) - Threw for 206 yards on 18-of-27 passing and one touchdown in the Seahawks' 23-0 win over the Giants

Big Ten Women's Cross Country Season in Review

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The 2013 Big Ten women's cross country season came to a close with six teams and two individual participants competing in the NCAA Championships, including two squads finishing in the top 10. Michigan finished fourth with 215 points and was led by Big Ten Athlete of the Year Erin Finn (20:40.3) and Shannon Osika (20:56.6). Finn was the first Big Ten finisher at the championships, placing 30th individually. Michigan State finished sixth, Minnesota took 20th and finished 21st. Penn State and Indiana finished 25th and 26th, respectively. Finn, Ohio State's Katie Borchers and Wisconsin's Emma-Lisa Murphy all earned All-America honors.

Big Ten Cross Country Championships Roundup: Michigan State won its fifth Big Ten Women's Cross Country Championship, placing three runners in the top 10 at the Boilermaker Cross Country Course. The win represented the Spartans' first title since 2011. Michigan State was paced by Leah O'Connor, who placed second individually with a 6K time of 20:56.9. Michigan's Erin Finn claimed individual medalist honors, crossing the finishing line in a time of 20:48.3 and guiding her team to a second-place finish. For the full Big Ten Championships recap and a list of All-Big Ten honorees, click here.

All-Region Honorees:  Twenty-six Big Ten women's cross country runners were named All-Region honorees after placing in the top 25 individually at their respective regional championships. Michigan, Michigan State and Minnesota all had five runners named to the All-Region team, followed by four from Penn State, two from Ohio State and Wisconsin, and one each from Illinois, Indiana and Northwestern. For the complete list of Big Ten All-Region honorees, click here.

Big Ten Postseason Awards: The Big Ten Conference announced the individual award winners for the 2013 women's cross country season on Nov. 6. Michigan's Erin Finn was named the Big Ten Athlete of the Year, while also claiming Freshman of the Year honors, after finishing first at the Big Ten Women's Cross Country Championships. Michigan State head coach Walt Drenth was a unanimous selection as the Big Ten Coach of the Year after leading the Spartans to their second title in the past three years. For the full release on the individual Big Ten award winners, click here.

Head of the Class: Following the conclusion of the fall season, the Big Ten recognized a total of 869 fall sports student-athletes who have been named to the Academic All-Conference team, which included 140 men's cross country runners. To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten selection, student-athletes must be letterwinners who are in at least their second academic year at their institution and carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher. At least 20 student-athletes maintained unblemished cumulative GPAs, including women's cross country runners Jocelyn Todd of Iowa, Alexis Wiersma of Michigan State, Minori Minagawa and Rebecca Rings of Ohio State, Kathleen Rodden of Penn State and Dana Steffen and Taylor Zimprich of Wisconsin. For the complete Academic All-Big Ten release, click here.

Big Ten Men's Cross Country Season in Review

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The 2013 Big Ten men's cross country season came to a close with three teams and four individual participants competing in the NCAA Championships, including two Big Ten squads placing in the top 10. Big Ten Champion Indiana finished eighth at the championships, pacing two Hoosiers in the top 50, while Wisconsin followed in ninth and Michigan in 21st. The Big Ten was led by Michigan's Mason Ferlic, who placed 22nd individually, followed by Big Ten Athlete of the Year Malachy Schrobilgen and Alex Brill of Wisconsin. Ferlic and Schrobilgen, joined by Michigan State's Caleb Rhynard and Purdue's Matthew McClintock, all earned All-America honors.

Big Ten Cross Country Championships Roundup: Indiana won its first Big Ten Men's Cross Country Championship since 1980 after placing four runners in the top 10 at the Boilermaker Cross Country Course. Jason Crist placed fifth individually and was the first Hoosier to cross the 8,000-meter (8K) finish line in a time of 24:24.9. Wisconsin's Malachy Schrobilgen finished first individually, finishing the race in 24:16.9. For the full Big Ten Championships recap and a list of All-Big Ten honorees, click here.

All-Region Honorees: Twenty-three Big Ten men's cross country runners were named All-Region honorees after placing in the top 25 individually at their respective regional championships. Indiana led the way with six runners, while five from Wisconsin, four from Michigan, two from Minnesota and one runner each from Indiana, Iowa, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State and Purdue were named to the team. For the complete list of Big Ten All-Region honorees, click here. 

Big Ten Postseason Awards: The Big Ten Conference announced the individual award winners for the 2013 men's cross country season on Nov. 6. Wisconsin's Malachy Schrobilgen was selected as the Big Ten Athlete of the Year and also claimed Freshman of the Year honors after winning the individual title at the Big Ten Men's Cross Country Championships. Indiana head coach Ron Helmer was named Big Ten Coach of the Year after guiding the Hoosiers to their first Big Ten title since 1980. For more on the individual Big Ten award winners, click here.

Head of the Class: Following the conclusion of the fall season, the Big Ten recognized a total of 869 fall sports student-athletes who have been named to the Academic All-Conference team, which included 75 men's cross country runners. To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten selection, student-athletes must be letterwinners who are in at least their second academic year at their institution and carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher. At least 20 student-athletes maintained unblemished cumulative GPAs, including men's cross country runners Amir Alwan of Wisconsin and Garret Zuk from Michigan State. For the complete Academic All-Big Ten release, click here.

Big Ten Women's Soccer Season in Review

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The Big Ten enjoyed a successful 2013 women's soccer season that concluded with a conference record eight Big Ten teams earning bids to the NCAA Tournament. Nebraska earned both the regular season crown and the Big Ten Tournament title.

NCAA Tournament: A conference record eight Big Ten women's soccer teams competed in the 2013 NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Championship. Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio State and Penn State all earned berths to the national tournament, breaking the previous record of six Big Ten teams. Five teams played in second round games, while the Wolverines and Illini advanced to the third round. Illinois fell to Boston College, 4-1, in the third round, while third-seeded Michigan advanced to the "Elite Eight" after defeating Notre Dame. In the quarterfinal round, top-seeded Virginia defeated Michigan, 2-1. For more details on the Big Ten in the NCAA Tournament, click here.

Regular-Season Crown: Nebraska clinched the outright Big Ten Championship with a 3-1 victory over Indiana on Nov. 1, marking the first Big Ten title in Cornhusker history. Nebraska earned the No. 1 seed in the Big Ten Women's Soccer Tournament. For the full release, click here.

Big Ten Tournament Title: The top-seeded Nebraska women's soccer team won its first Big Ten Tournament Championship in school history after defeating No. 7 Iowa in the championship match. With the victory, the Cornhuskers earned the Big Ten's automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament. Nebraska also captured the Big Ten Championship, becoming the first No. 1 seed to win both the conference championship and tournament title since Penn State in 2008. For more coverage of the Big Ten Tournament, click here.

Where We Rank: Three Big Ten women's soccer teams appeared in the final NSCAA/NCAA Coaches' Poll: No. 6 Michigan, No. 13 Nebraska and No. 25 Illinois. Indiana and Penn State also received votes in the final top 25 poll.

End-of-Year Awards: The Big Ten Conference announced the 2013 women's soccer All-Big Ten teams and individual honors on Nov. 5, with Big Ten Champion Nebraska earning three accolades. The Cornhuskers' Jordan Jackson was named Midfielder of the Year, Ari Romero was selected as Defender of the Year and John Walker claimed Coach of the Year honors. Illinois' Jannelle Flaws was named Forward of the Year, while Minnesota's Tarah Hobbs was tabbed Goalkeeper of the Year. Wisconsin's Rose Lavelle was named Freshman of the Year. For a complete listing of postseason honors and the All-Big Ten teams, click here.

All-America Accolades: Four Big Ten women's soccer players earned NSCAA/NCAA All-America Team accolades. Michigan's Nkem Ezurike received a first-team nod, while Nebraska's Big Ten Defender of the Year Ari Romero, Michigan's Meghan Toohey and Penn State's Maya Hayes were second-team All-Americans. For more information on the Big Ten's representation on the All-America teams, click here.

Regional Recognition: Twenty-four Big Ten women's soccer players were named to the NCAA Division I Women's All-Great Lakes Region team, including 10 on the first team, nine on the second team and five on the third team. Penn State had five players named to the All-Great Lakes Region team, Michigan and Nebraska had four student-athletes earn recognition and three Iowa student-athletes earned spots on the teams. For more information on the All-Region teams, click here.

Final National Stats: Numerous Big Ten players appeared among the leaders in the final statistics during the 2013 season. Illinois' Jannelle Flaws scored 23 goals in the season, tying for first in the nation. Wisconsin's Kinley McNicoll's 13 assists and Michigan's Taylor Bucklin's goals-against average of .476 both rank eighth in the country. For complete national rankings, click here.

Head of the Class: Following the conclusion of the fall season, the Big Ten recognized a total of 869 fall sports student-athletes who have been named to the Academic All-Conference team, which included 153 women's soccer players. To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten selection, student-athletes must be letterwinners who are in at least their second academic year at their institution and carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher. At least 20 student-athletes maintained unblemished cumulative GPAs, including women's soccer players Sarah Mazur of Iowa, Katie Kraeutner from Nebraska and Nandi Mehta of Northwestern. For the complete Academic All-Big Ten release, click here.

Big Ten Men's Soccer Season in Review

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The Big Ten enjoyed a successful 2013 men's soccer season that concluded with five teams earning bids to the NCAA Tournament. Penn State earned the regular season title, while Indiana won the Big Ten Tournament.

NCAA Tournament: Indiana, Michigan State, Northwestern, Penn State and Wisconsin all earned berths to the 2013 NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship, marking the fourth time in the last six years the Big Ten has earned five NCAA Tournament bids. The Nittany Lions and Badgers advanced to the second round after winning their opening games, while the Spartans earned a first-round bye. Michigan State edged Louisville, 1-0, in double overtime and Penn State defeated UC Santa Barbara, 1-0, continuing to the third round of the NCAA Tournament. The Spartans defeated Georgetown, 1-0, to advance to the quarterfinals but fell to the eventual national champion, Notre Dame. For more on the NCAA Tournament, click here.  

Regular-Season Crown: Penn State clinched the outright Big Ten Championship with a 2-1 double-overtime win over Northwestern on Oct. 27, marking its second-consecutive title and fifth overall. With the win, the Nittany Lions earned a first-round bye in the Big Ten Tournament. For the complete release, click here.

Big Ten Tournament Title: Fifth-seeded Indiana won its 12th Big Ten Tournament Championship in school history after defeating third-seeded Michigan State, 1-0, in the championship game. The defending national champion Hoosiers earned the Big Ten's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. For more information on the Big Ten Men's Soccer Tournament, click here.

Where We Rank: Three Big Ten men's soccer teams appeared in the final NSCAA/NCAA Coaches' Poll: No. 7 Michigan State, No. 16 Penn State and No. 19 Wisconsin. For the complete top 25 poll, click here.

End-of-Year Awards: The Big Ten announced the men's soccer postseason honors on Nov. 14, with four teams earning accolades. Wisconsin's Tomislav Zadro claimed Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year honors, while teammate AJ Cochran was tabbed Defensive Player of the Year. Tyler Arnone of Michigan was named Midfielder of the Year, and Indiana's Tommy Thompson was selected as Freshman of the Year. Penn State's Andrew Wolverton claimed Goalkeeper of the Year accolades, while Nittany Lion head coach Bob Warming was named Big Ten Coach of the Year. For more information on the postseason honors and the All-Big Ten teams, click here.

All-America Accolades: Two Big Ten men's soccer players were named to the NSCAA/NCAA Division I Men's All-America Teams. Wisconsin's AJ Cochran, the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, earned a first-team nod, while Michigan State's Kevin Cope, a unanimous first-team All-Big Ten defender, was named to the second team. For more on the NSCAA/NCAA All-America teams, click here.

Regional Recognition: Thirteen Big Ten men's soccer players were named to the NCAA Division I Men's All-Great Lakes Region team. Six student-athletes earned first-team nods, three were named to the second team and four earned third-team honors. Northwestern led the conference with four players earning All-Great Lakes Region recognition, while Michigan State and Wisconsin both had three student-athletes named to the teams. For the full list of conference players named to the All-Great Lakes Region team, click here.

Head of the Class: Following the conclusion of the fall season, the Big Ten recognized a total of 869 fall sports student-athletes that were named to the Academic All-Conference team, which included 81 men's soccer players. To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten selection, student-athletes must be letterwinners who are in at least their second academic year at their institution and carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher. For the complete Academic All-Big Ten release, click here.

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