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PURDUE at SIU Invite - Carbondale, Ill.

#VoteDrouin: Online Bowerman Fan Voting Begins Today

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Fans of collegiate track & field will have their voices heard in the next two weeks as online voting for The Bowerman - the nation's top award for collegiate track & field student-athletes - got underway as of noon ET on Monday, July 29. Be sure to vote for Indiana's Derek Drouin and help him become the Big Ten's first Bowerman winner. 

Voting will take place at through Tuesday, August 13, to help narrow the three male and three female finalists down to a men's and women's winner who will take home the iconic Bowerman trophy. The results of the online fan vote will account for one full vote in the overall balloting process.

It was a banner year for Drouin - the indoor and outdoor USTFCCCA Indoor and Outdoor National Field Athlete of the Year - as he became the first to sweep both the indoor and outdoor NCAA Division I high jump titles in one academic year since he last did so in 2010.

Indiana's Drouin Tabbed Finalist for The Bowerman

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Indiana's Derek Drouin, the Big Ten Jesse Owens Male Athlete of the Year, has been named a finalist for The Bowerman Trophy - the highest honor given to the most outstanding male and female student-athletes in collegiate track & field.

Drouin was named the National Indoor and Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year after winning both NCAA high jump titles, becoming only the second student-athlete to win both honors in the same season. Drouin has won five NCAA high jump titles, the only five-time champion in the event's history, and seven Big Ten Championships crowns. An Olympic bronze Medalist, the Corunna, Ontario, native becomes the second Big Ten student-athlete in consecutive seasons to be named a finalist for the Bowerman, following Illinois' Andrew Riley in 2012.

To read more about Drouin, click HERE.

Thirteen Big Ten Standouts Named Academic All-America

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Thirteen Big Ten student-athletes were named to the Capital One Academic All-America Track & Field/Cross Country Team, with Indiana's Andy Bayer being named Capital One Academic All-American of the Year. Four other standouts joined Bayer on the first team, with Michigan's Rebecca Addison, Minnesota's Quentin Mege, Nebraska's Bjorn Barrefors and Wisconsin's Elliot Krause earning recognition. Five school boast one first-team All-American, A complete list can be found below.

Marissa Golliday, ILL
Brandon Stryganek, ILL
Andy Bayer, IND*
Mareike Schrulle, IOWA
Rebecca Addison, MICH*
Jack Greenlee, MICH
Jillian Smith, MICH
Quentin Mege, MINN*
Bjorn Barrefors, NEB*
Mara Griva, NEB
Morgan Wilken, NEB
Robby Creese, PSU
Elliot Krause, WIS*

* - First Team Selection
Fourteen Big Ten track and field student-athletes have been named Capital One Academic All-District, it was announced this week. The team's recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. First-Team honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All-America Team ballot, where first- second- and third-team honorees will be selected in June.

Marissa Golliday, ILL*
Brandon Stryganek, ILL*
Andy Bayer, IND*
Molly Hirt, IND
Rebecca Addison, MICH*
Jack Greenlee, MICH*
Jillian Smith, MICH*
Kiley Tobel, MICH
Julia Otwell, MSU
Quentin Mege, MINN*
Bjorn Barrefors, NEB*
Robby Creese, PSU*
Lauren Kenney, PSU*
Elliot Krause, WIS*

* - first-team honorees

Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Season in Review

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The Big Ten recorded 10 top five finishes on the final day of the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships, highlighted by Indiana's Derek Drouin taking home his third indoor high jump title and Michigan's women's DMR title. Drouin's mark of 2.35 meters set a new Canadian national record and is the second-best ever by a collegian, while the Wolverines' team of Rebecca Addison, Maya Long, Jillian Smith and Amanda Eccleston took home the crown. The Wisconsin men earned a spot on the podium with a third-place team finish, while the Illinois women placed 14th.

Three Big Ten student-athletes placed in the top five in the weight throw, led by a runner-up finish from Michigan State's Antonio James (22.25). Purdue's Chukwuebuka Enekwechi posted a mark of 21.52 to earn third place, while Minnesota's Jon Lehman finished third with a throw of 21.35. In the 800-meter run, Penn State's Casimir Loxsom (1:47.23) and Minnesota's Harun Abda (1:48.24) finished second and fifth, respectively, while Illinois' Samantha Murphy (2:03.95) finished fourth on the women's side. In the womeIn the men's DMR, three Big Ten teams placed in the top four, led by a second-place finish by Penn State. Minnesota and Indiana crossed the line in third and fourth, respectively. The Big Ten also posted two top-five times in the mile, led by third-place Austin Mudd of Wisconsin (3:57.93). Minnesota's John Simons finished fifth with a time of 3:59.71.

All-Americans: Eighty-two Big Ten student-athletes earned USTFCCCA All-America honors following their performance at the 2013 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. For the complete list, click HERE.

Regional Award Winners: Illinois, Indiana, Penn State and Wisconsin took home USTFCCCA Regional Awards, it was announced on March 4. For the men's honorees, click HERE. The women's honorees can be found HERE.

Big Ten Individual Honors: The Big Ten Conference office announced on Wednesday, Feb. 27., the 2013 Big Ten men's and women's indoor track and field individual award winners.On the men's side, Penn State senior Casimir Loxsom was named Big Ten Track Athlete of the Year and Track Athlete of the Championships, while Indiana senior Derek Drouin was tabbed Big Ten Field Athlete of the Year and Field Athlete of the Championships. Penn State's Brannon Kidder was named Freshman of the Year by the conference coaches, while Wisconsin head coach Ed Nuttycombe was tabbed Coach of the Year by his peers. On the women's side, Illinois sophomore Ashley Spencer was named Big Ten Track Athlete of the Year and Michigan State senior Beth Rohl earned the nod as Field Athlete of the Year. In addition, Spencer was tabbed Big Ten Track Athlete of the Championships, while Nebraska's Mara Griva took home Field Athlete of the Championships laurels. Illinois' Morolake Akinosun was tabbed Freshman of the Year by the conference coaches, while Fighting Illini head coach Tonja Buford-Bailey was named Coach of the Year by her peers. For the men's release, click HERE. The women's honorees can be found HERE.

Wisconsin Men Claim Big Ten Title: The Wisconsin men took home the 2013 Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championships title at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio. Three individual champions and five second-place finishes led Wisconsin to its 23rd overall Big Ten indoor title and first since 2008. For the complete release, click HERE.

Illinois Women Take Home Big Ten Crown: The Illinois women won the 2013 Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio. The Illini posted five individual crowns and two runner-up finishes en route to championship. For the complete release, click HERE.

Indiana's Derek Drouin has been named the National Field Athlete of the Year, the USTFCCCA announced on Tuesday. Drouin earns the award for the second time after winning in 2011. The Olympic bronze medalist won the NCAA indoor high jump title with a clearance of 2.35 meters, the best mark since 1990 and the second-best in collegiate history. Drouin also became one of just three collegians to clear 2.34 meters indoors.

For the complete release, click HERE.

USTFCCCA All-America Honors

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Eighty-two Big Ten student-athletes earned USTFCCCA All-America honors following their performance at the 2013 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. The complete list is below.

Morolake Akinosun, 60-meters, Second Team; 200, Second Team; 4x400 relay, Second Team
Breanna Coleman, 60 hurdles, Second Team;
Kyle Engnell, DMR, First Team
Marissa Golliday, 4x400, First Team; Pentathlon, First Team
Juan Green, 4x400 relay, Second Team
Vanier Joseph, 60-meter hurdles, Second Team
Ryan Lynn, DMR, First Team
Graham Morris, DMR, First Team
Samantha Murphy, 800, First Team
Stephon Pamilton, 400-meter run, Second Team; 4x400 relay, Second Team; DMR, First Team
Stephanie Richartz, Pole Vault, First Team
Ashley Spencer, 4x400, Second Team; 400, First Team
Malcolm Taylor, 4x400 relay, Second Team
Asia Thomas, 4x400, Second Team
DJ Zahn, 4x400 relay, Second Team

Roller Andrew, DMR, First Team
Andrew Bayer, 3000, First Team
Derek Drouin, High Jump, First Team
Rorey Hunter, DMR, First Team
Louis Lance, DMR, First Team
Zachary Mayhew, 3000, First Team
Nathan Pierre, DMR, First Team

Jordan Mullen, 60-meter hurdles, Second Team

Rebecca Addison, DMR, First Team
Bobby Aprill, 5000, Second Team
Erin Busbee, Long Jump, First Team
Ethan Dennis, Weight Throw, Second Team
Amanda Eccleston, DMR, First Team
Maya Long, DMR, First Team
Dan Lowry, 5000, Second Team
Shannon Osika, Mile, Second Team
Cody Riffle, Shot Put, Second Team
Jillian Smith, DMR, First Team

Antonio James, Weight Throw, First Team
Beth Rohl, Weight Throw, First Team

Harun Abda, 800, First Team; 4x400 relay, Second Team; DMR, First Team
Cameron Boy, 4x400 relay, Second Team; DMR, First Team
Travis Burkstrand, DMR, First Team
Jacob Capek, 4x400 relay, Second Team
Goaner Deng, 4x400 relay, Second Team
Micah Hegerle, Weight Throw, Second Team
Nick Hutton, DMR, First Team
Jon Lehman, Weight Throw, First Team
John Simons, Mile, First Team

Dapo Akinmoladun, 60-meter hurdles, Second Team
Levi Gipson, 4x400 relay, First Team
Mara Griva, Long Jump, Second Team; Triple Jump, Second Team
Ricco Hall, 4x400 relay, First Team
Janis Leitis, Long Jump, Second Team; Triple Jump, Second Team
Patrick Raedler, Long Jump, First Team
Cody Rush, 4x400 relay, First Team
Christian Sandefer, 4x400 relay, First Team
James White, High Jump, Second Team

Demoye Bogle, 60-meter hurdles, Second Team
Aisha Cavin, 200, Second Team
Christopher Fallon, Mile, First Team
Alexis Thomas, Weight Throw, First Team

Will Barr, Weight Throw, First Team
Brandon Bennett-Green, DMR, First Team
Robby Creese, Mile, Second Team; DMR, First Team
Mahagony Jones, 200, Second Team
Brannon Kidder, DMR, First Team
Casimir Loxsom, 800, First Team
Marlene Ricketts, Triple Jump, Second Team
Za'Von Watkins, DMR, First Team

Dani Bunch, Weight Throw, Second Team
Geoff Davis, High Jump, First Team
Chukwuebuka Enekwechi, Weight Throw, First Team
Jakob Engel, Shot Put, First Team
Vanessa McLeod, 800, Second Team

Mohammed Ahmed, 5000, First Team
Danny Block, Shot Put, First Team
Kelsey Card, Shot Put, Second Team
Japheth Cato, Long Jump, Second Team; Heptathlon, First Team
Maverick Darling, 3000, Second Team; 5000, First Team
Jessica Flax, Pentathlon, First Team
Elliot Krause, 5000, Second Team
Deanna Latham, Pentathlon, Second Team
Austin Mudd, Mile, First Team
Taylor Smith, Weight Throw, First Team
Zach Ziemek, Heptathlon

NCAA Championship Qualifiers

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The NCAA Track and Field Committee announced on Monday the participants for the 2013 NCAA Men's and Women's Indoor Track and Field Championships, set for March 8-9 in Fayetteville, Ark. A list of Big Ten qualifiers, complete with seed and qualifying time, can be found below.

400-meter dash
7. Stephon Pamilton, Illinois (46.07)

800-meter run
3. Casimir Loxsom, Penn State (1:46.98)
11. Harun Abda, Minnesota (1:48.14)

4. Robby Creese, Penn State (3:57.11)
8. Austin Mudd, Wisconsin (3:58.59)
14. John Simon, Minnesota (3:59.32)
15. Christopher Fallon, Ohio State (3:59.37)

3000-meter run
8. Maverick Darling, Wisconsin (7:50.97)
9. Zachary Mayhew, Indiana (7:51.61)
10. Andrew Bayer, Indiana (7:51.75)

5000-meter run
6. Maverick Darling, Wisconsin (13:38.71)
9. Mohammed Ahmed, Wisconsin (13:40.43)
10. Elliot Krause, Wisconsin (13:41.67)
13. Dan Lowry, Michigan (13:42.48)
14. Bobby Aprill, Michigan (13:44.34)

60-meter hurdles
9. Demoye Bogle, Ohio State (7.73)
11. Vanier Joseph, Illinois (7.74)
13. Dapo Akinmoladun, Nebraska (7.74)

4x400-meter relay
5. Nebraska (3:06.67) - Ricco Hall, Dexter McKenzie, Christian Sandefer, Janis Leitis
6. Minnesota (3:07.19) - Jacob Capek, Cameron Boy, Goaner Deng, Harun Abda
11. Illinois (3:07.84) - D.J. Zahn, Juan Green, Malcolm Taylor, Stephon Pamilton

Distance medley relay
1. Penn State (9:26.60) - Brannon Kidder, Brandon Bennett-Green, Za'Von Watkins, Robby Creese
5. Minnesota (9:29.22) - Travis Burkstrand, Cameron Boy, Harun Abda, Nick Hutton
6. Illinois (9:29.40) - Kyle Engnell, Stephon Pamilton, Ryan Lynn, Graham Morris
11. Indiana (9:31.11) - Rorey Hunter, Nathan Pierre Louis, Lance Roller, Andrew Bayer

High Jump
2. Derek Drouin, Indiana (2.32)
5. James White, Nebraska (2.27)
7. Geoff Davis, Purdue (2.26)

Long Jump
4. Patrick Raedler, Nebraska (7.87)
6. Japheth Cato, Wisconsin (7.85)
12. Janis Leitis, Nebraska (7.77)

Triple Jump
7. Janis Leitis, Nebraska (16.12)

Shot Put
9. Danny Block, Wisconsin (19.40)
10. Cody Riffle, Michigan (19.25)
12. Jakob Engel, Purdue (19.16)

Weight Throw
3. Lonnie Pugh, Michigan State (22.21)
4. Antonio James, Michigan State (22.14)
5. Chukwuebuka Enekwechi, Purdue (21.90)
6. Micah Hegerle, Minnesota (21.84)
7. Jon Lehman, Minnesota (21.79)
10. Will Barr, Penn State (21.29)
11. Ethan Dennis, Michigan (21.20)

1. Japheth Cato, Wisconsin (6090)
5. Zach Ziemek, Wisconsin (5846)

60-meter dash
11. Morolake Akinosun, Illinois (7.32)

200-meter dash
13. Morolake Akinosun, Illinois (23.47)
15. Mahagony Jones, Penn State (23.47)
16. Aisha Cavin, Ohio State (23.52)

400-meter dash
3. Ashley Spencer, Illinois (52.07)

800-meter run
3. Samantha Murphy, Illinois (2:04.17)
8. Vanessa McLeod, Purdue (2:05.21)

16. Shannon Osika, Michigan (4:37.91)

60-meter hurdles
15. Breanna Coleman, Illinois (8.20)

4x400-meter relay

4. Illinois (3:33.30) - Asia Thomas, Morolake Akinosun, Marissa Golliday, Ashley Spencer

Distance Medley Relay
1. Michigan (10:56.66) - Rebecca Addison, Maya Long, Jillian Smith, Amanda Eccleston

Pole Vault
8. Stephanie Richartz, Illinois (4.25)

Long Jump
8. Erin Busbee, Michigan (6.38)
14. Mara Griva, Nebraska (6.32)

Triple Jump
8. Mara Griva, Nebraska (13.09)
16. Marlene Ricketts, Penn State (12.92)

Shot Put
11. Kyla Buckley, Indiana (16.90)
14. Kelsey Card, Wisconsin (16.85)

Weight Throw
3. Beth Rohl, Michigan State (22.17)
6. Dani Bunch, Purdue (21.61)
9. Taylor Smith, Wisconsin (21.50)
12. Alexis Thomas, Ohio State (21.13)

11. Jessica Flax, Wisconsin (4078)
12. Marissa Golliday, Illinois (4067)
16. Deanna Latham, Wisconsin (4024)

USTFCCCA Announces Regional Award Winners

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Illinois, Indiana, Penn State and Wisconsin earned USTFCCCA Regional awards, as announced on Monday, March 4. Penn State's Casimir Loxsom (Mid-Atlantic) and Wisconsin's Maverick Darling (Great Lakes) were tabbed Track Athlete of the Year for their respective regions. Indiana's Derek Drouin (Great Lakes) took home Field Athlete of the Year honors, while Penn State head coach Beth Alford-Sullivan and Wisconsin head coach Ed Nuttycombe were tabbed Coach of the Year. Additionally, two assistant coaches were honored as Illinois' Adrian Wheatley (Midwest) and the Nittany Lions' John Gondak took home Assistant Coach of the Year accolades. For the complete release, click HERE.
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