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Four Big Ten men's soccer teams earned the NSCAA Team Academic Award for the 2012-13 academic year, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America announced on Thursday. This award recognizes college and high school soccer programs that have excelled in the classroom, in addition to their work on the field. The Big Ten's representation is listed below. Earning the honor for both their men's and women's soccer teams were Indiana, Northwestern and Penn State.
Indiana - 3.00 GPA
Michigan State - 3.13 GPA
Northwestern - 3.26 GPA
Penn State - 3.12 GPA
Twenty-four Big Ten student-athletes in eight different sports collected
awards from the conference office during the week of Nov. 18th. Below is
the complete list of honorees.
Player of the Week - Adreian Payne, MSU
Freshman of the Week - Noah Vonleh, IND
Player of the Week - Amber Moore, ILL
Player of the Week Honor Roll - Aerial Powers, MSU; Rachel Theriot, NEB; Courtney Moses, PUR
Freshman of the Week - Aerial Powers, MSU
Offensive Player of the Week - Carlos Hyde, OSU
Defensive Player of the Week - Ryan Shazier, OSU
Special Teams Player of the Week - Brendan Gibbons, MICH
Freshman of the Week - Corey Clement, WIS
First Star - Joel Rumpel, WIS
Second Star - Michael Shibrowski, MINN
Third Star - Logan Davis, OSU
Men's Swimming & Diving
Swimmer of the Week - Derek Toomey, MINN
Diver of the Week - Andrew Cramer, NU
Freshman of the Week - Filip Bujoczek, PUR
Women's Swimming & Diving
Swimmer of the Week - Kierra Smith, MINN
Diver of the Week - Abby Grilli, IOWA
Freshman of the Week - Breanna Siwicki, MINN
Player of the Week - Kelsey Robinson, NEB
Defensive Player of the Week - Katie Slay, PSU
Setter of the Week - Mary Pollmiller, NEB
Freshman of the Week - Maddie Mayers, ILL
Wrestler of the Week - David Taylor, PSU
#15 WISCONSIN at #17 MICHIGAN STATE - 6:30 p.m.
#20 ILLINOIS at OHIO STATE - 7 p.m.
IOWA at INDIANA - 7 p.m.
#11 MINNESOTA at #18 MICHIGAN - 7 p.m.
#6 NEBRASKA at #25 PURDUE - 7 p.m.
NORTHWESTERN (rv) at #2 PENN STATE - 7 p.m.
All times are ET
All games are available on BTDN
Prince Amukamara, CB, New York Giants (Nebraska) - Notched six solo
tackles and one pass deflection in the Giants' 27-13 victory over the PackersCameron Wake, DE, Miami Dolphins (Penn State) -
Pat Angerer, LB, Indianapolis Colts (Iowa) - Tallied nine tackles, including
eight solo and one for loss, in the Colts' 30-27 victory over the Titans
Cliff Avril, DE, Seattle Seahawks (Purdue) - Recorded one sack, one
forced fumble, one pass deflection and two tackles in Seattle's 41-20 win over
Alan Ball, CB, Jacksonville Jaguars (Illinois) - Tallied three solo
tackles and four pass deflections in the Jaguars' 27-14 loss to the Cardinals
Montee Ball, RB, Denver Broncos (Wisconsin) - Ran for two
touchdowns in Denver's 27-17 defeat of Kansas City
Le'Veon Bell, RB,
Pittsburgh Steelers (Michigan State) - Ran for 36 yards and caught four
receptions for 52 yards in the Steelers' 37-27 victory over the Lions
Zack Bowman, CB, Chicago Bears (Nebraska) - Recorded nine solo
tackles in the Bears' 23-20 win over the Ravens
Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans Saints (Purdue) - Threw for 305 yards
on 30-for-43 passing and one touchdown in the Saints' 23-20 win over the 49ers
Jonathan Casillas, LB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Wisconsin) - Totaled
five tackles and one pass deflection in the Buccaneers' 41-28 win over the
Scott Chandler, TE,
Buffalo Bills (Iowa) - Notched two receptions for 40 yards, averaging 20.0
yards per catch, in the Bills' 37-14 win over the Jets
Adrian Clayborn, DE,
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Iowa) - Registered seven tackles, including two for
loss, in the Bucs' 41-28 win over the Falcons
Jeff Cumberland, TE,
New York Jets (Illinois) - Reeled in a touchdown reception in the Jets'
37-14 loss to the Bills
Lavonte David, LB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Nebraska) - Tallied a
team-high nine tackles, including five solo, in Tampa Bay's 41-28 win over
Eric Decker, WR,
Denver Broncos (Minnesota) - Posted five receptions for 71 yards, including
a long of 33, in the Broncos' 27-17 victory over the Chiefs
Bradley Fletcher, CB,
Philadelphia Eagles (Iowa) - Posted six solo tackles, one interception and
one pass deflection in Philadelphia's 24-16 win over Washington
Tedd Ginn, WR, Carolina Panthers (Ohio State) - Recorded a
touchdown reception in the Panthers' 24-20 win over the Patriots
Robbie Gould, PK, Chicago Bears (Penn State) - Made three field
goals, including the game-winning 38-yarder in overtime, in Chicago's 23-20 win
Garrett Graham, TE, Houston Texans (Wisconsin) - Reeled in seven
catches for 136 yards, including a long of 42, and one touchdown in the Texans'
28-23 loss to the Raiders
Chad Greenway, LB, Minnesota Vikings (Iowa) - Tallied six tackles,
including one for loss, in the Vikings' 41-20 loss to the Seahawks
David Harris, LB, New York Jets (Michigan) - Registered nine
tackles, including five solo and one for loss, in the Jet's 37-14 loss to the
Brian Hartline, WR, Miami Dolphins (Ohio State) - Caught five
passes for 65 yards in the Dolphins' 20-16 win over the Chargers
A.J. Hawk, LB, Green Bay Packers (Ohio State) - Recorded six
tackles and one sack in the Packers' 27-13 loss to the Giants
Cameron Heyward, DE, Pittsburgh Steelers (Ohio State) - Registered
six tackles, including five solo, and two pass deflections in the Steelers'
37-27 win over the Lions
Micah Hyde, CB, Green Bay Packers (Iowa) - Notched six tackles,
including five solo, in the Packers' 27-13 loss to the Giants
DeAndre Levy, LB, Detroit Lions (Wisconsin) - Led the team with 12
tackles and two pass deflections in Detroit's 37-27 loss to Pittsburgh
Matt McGloin, QB, Oakland Raiders (Penn State) - Threw for 197
yards on 18-of-32 passing and three touchdowns in Oakland's 28-23 defeat of
Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Arizona Cardinals (Illinois) - Rushed for a
touchdown in the Cardinals' 27-14 defeat of the Jaguars
Mike Neal, DE, Green Bay Packers (Purdue) - Tallied one sack and
two solo tackles in the Packers' 27-13 loss to the Giants
Rob Ninkovich, DL, New England Patriots (Purdue) - Recorded a
team-high nine tackles and two sacks in the Patriots' 24-20 loss to the
Domata Peko, DT, Cincinnati Bengals (Michigan State) - Totaled four
tackles in the Bengals' 41-20 victory over the Browns
Shaun Phillips, DE, Denver Broncos (Purdue) - Notched 1.5 sacks,
two pass deflections and 10 tackles in Denver's 27-17 win over Kansas City
Nick Roach, LB, Oakland Raiders (Northwestern) - Notched one
interception, one pass deflection and four tackles in Oakland's 28-23 win over
Kawann Short, DT, Carolina Panthers (Purdue) - Notched one forced
fumble and two tackles in the Panthers' 24-20 win over the Patriots
Pierre Thomas, RB, New Orleans Saints
(Illinois) - Rushed for 49 yards and caught five passes for 35 yards in New
Orleans' 23-20 win over San Francisco
Recorded four solo
tackles and one sack in the Dolphins' 20-16 win over the ChargersJ.J. Watt, DE, Houston Texans (Wisconsin)
- Recorded two sacks and
five solo tackles in Houston's 28-23 loss to Oakland
Donte Whitner, S, San Francisco 49ers (Ohio State) -
passes and recorded three solo tackles in the 49ers' 23-20 loss to the Saints
Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks (Wisconsin) -
Threw for 230
yards on 13-of-18 passing and two touchdowns in the Seahawks' 41-20 win over
MinnesotaCharles Woodson, S, Oakland Raiders
- Posted seven tackles, two forced fumbles and a pass deflection
in Oakland's 28-23 defeat of Houston
Top Drawer Soccer released its top 25 women's soccer poll, with three Big Ten teams receiving recognition. Nebraska led the way at No. 9, followed by No. 10 Michigan and No. 19 Penn State.
For the complete Top Drawer Soccer poll, click here.
Three Big Ten men's soccer teams received recognition in the NSCAA/NCAA Coaches, Soccer America and Top Drawer Soccer top 25 polls, released on Tuesday.
In the coaches' poll, Michigan State checked in at No. 14, followed by No. 16 Penn State and No. 19 Wisconsin. Earning recognition for the Big Ten in the Soccer America poll was Penn State at No. 20. In the Top Drawer Soccer weekly poll, the Nittany Lions led the way at No. 15, followed by No. 16 Michigan State and No. 24 Wisconsin.
For the complete NSCAA/NCAA Coaches poll, click here.
Illinois' Claire Wheatley was named Top Drawer Soccer Player of the Week, while Nebraska's Jaycie Johnson was also named to the organization's Team of the Week.
Wheatley earned the accolade after making a career-high 11 saves and stopping a pair of penalty kicks to help the Fighting Illini defeat No. 21 Washington State, 3-1, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. She earned her first-career shutout, bringing her season total to 98 saves.
Johnson helped the Cornhuskers advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament after scoring all four goals in the team's 4-0 shutout of Southeastern Louisiana. She currently ranks third in the Big Ten with 17 goals this season.
In the second round of the NCAA Tournament, Illinois will face Portland on Friday at Noon ET, while Nebraska will entertain Boston College on Friday at 3 p.m. ET.
The USTFCCCA women's cross country top 30 poll was released on Tuesday, with five Big Ten squads garnering recognition. Michigan led the way at No. 8, followed by No. 14 Michigan State and No. 16 Minnesota. Penn State and Wisconsin checked in at No. 22 and No. 28, respectively. Indiana will join the five nationally ranked teams at the NCAA Championships on Nov. 23 in Terre Haute, Ind., with the women's 6K race beginning at 1:15 p.m. ET.
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The USTFCCCA men's cross country top 30 poll was released on Tuesday, with three Big Ten teams earning recognition. Michigan checked in at No. 13, followed by No. 17 Wisconsin and No. 20 Indiana. The three teams will compete in the NCAA Championships on Nov. 23 in Terre Haute, Ind., with the men's 10K race beginning at Noon ET.
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Twenty-one Big Ten field hockey players were named to the 2013 Longstreth/NFHCA All-Region Teams, it was announced on Tuesday. Thirteen student-athletes were tabbed first-team selections, led by Big Ten co-champions Northwestern and Penn State with three honorees each. Michigan's Rachael Mack was tabbed the West Region Player of the Year. Below is the list of conference players named to All-Region Teams.Mideast1st Team
Abby Furhman, PSU
Laura Gebhart, PSU
Brittany Grzywacz, PSU2nd Team
Ashtin Klinger, PSUWest1st Team
Audra Heilman, IND
Natalie Cafone, IOWA
Dani Hemeon, IOWA
Rachael Mack, MICH
Ainsley McCallister, MICH
Abby Barker, MSU
Lisa McCarthy, NU
Nikki Parsley, NU
Tara Puffenberger, NU
Peanut Johnson, OSU2nd Team
Hannah Boyer, IND
Sydney Supica, IND
Stephanie Norlander, IOWA
Lauren Thomas, MICH
Kristen Henn, MSU
Becky Stiles, MSU
Mon Frommhold, OSU
For the full teams, click here