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Twelve Big Ten student-athletes earned Capital One Academic All-America distinction, as announced on Thursday. Ohio State's Michael Newburger was tabbed the Capital One All-America of the Year. The complete list of Big Ten Academic All-America award recipients can be found below.

Men's Capital One Academic All-America
First Team
Nick Caldwell, WIS - swimming & diving
Connor Jaeger, MICH - swimming & diving
Michael Newburger, OSU - gymnastics*
David Taylor, PSU - wrestling

Second Team
Eric Ress, IND - swimming & diving

Third Team
Jamie Bissett, PUR - swimming & diving

*Academic All-America of the Year

Women's Capital One Academic All-America
First Team
Emily Wong, NEB - gymnastics

Second Team
Kimberly Dinh, WIS - golf
Brooklynn Snodgrass, IND - swimming & diving

Third Team
Courtney Beidler, MICH - swimming & diving
Shae Fournier, IND - water polo
Gabrielle Shishkoff, PSU - swimming & diving

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As the Big Ten continues to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Big Ten Medal of Honor, Minnesota announced that Sara Moulton from the softball team and Derek Toomey of the men's swimming & diving team have been named Minnesota's 2013-14 Big Ten Medal of Honor recipients.

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Seventeen Big Ten student-athletes earned first-team Capital One Academic All-District honors, as announced on Thursday. The honorees are now eligible for Academic All-America consideration. The complete list of Big Ten Academic All-District award recipients can be found below.

Men's At-Large Academic All-District
District 2
David Taylor, PSU - wrestling

District 5
Mike Wilner, ILL - gymnastics
Eric Ress, IND - swimming & diving
Connor Jaeger, MICH- swimming & diving
Greg Wolfe, MSU - ice hockey
Michael Newburger, OSU - gymnastics
Jamie Bissett, PUR - swimming & diving

District 6
Nick Caldwell, WIS - swimming & diving

District 7
Eric Schryver, NEB - gymnastics

Women's At-Large Academic All-District
District 2
Laura Gebhart, PSU - field hockey
Gabrielle Shishkoff, PSU - swimming & diving

District 5
Shae Fournier, IND - water polo
Brooklynn Snodgrass, IND - swimming & diving
Courtney Beidler, MICH - swimming & diving

District 6

Kimberly Dinh, WIS - golf
Elizabeth Schoenfeldt, WIS - rowing

District 7
Emily Wong, NEB - gymnastics

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As the Big Ten continues to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Big Ten Medal of Honor, senior student-athletes Matt Friede and Casey Matthews were named the 2013-14 Big Ten Medal of Honor recipients for Purdue University, which were announced on Sunday evening at the second annual Golden Pete Awards in Loeb Playhouse. Friede is a member of the men's swimming team and Matthews was a standout on the Boilermakers' women's diving squad.

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100 Days of the Big Ten Medal of Honor: Day 44

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Olympic Medalists
A number of Big Ten Medal of Honor winners have gone on to compete in various Olympic games, including 41 Olympic medal winners. Twenty-one Big Ten Medal of Honor winners have won gold medals in the Olympics, including Indiana swimmer Jim Montgomery who won three golds and a bronze at the 1976 Games in Quebec. Ohio State women's basketball player Katie Smith won three straight gold medals in the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Games, while four men's basketball players have earned gold medals, including Indiana's Steve Alford (1984), Iowa's Charles Darling (1956) and Ohio State's Jerry Lucas (1960) and Bill Hosket (1968).   

100 Days of the Big Ten Medal of Honor: Day 38

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NCAA Team Champions
Over 130 Big Ten Medal of Honor recipients have been crowned NCAA team champions, including a few who won national titles all four years they competed. Indiana's Chuck Thomson (1972) and Gary Hall (1973) were both part of the Hoosier swimming & diving team that won six straight NCAA crowns from 1968-73. Ed Banach (1983) was on an Iowa wrestling team that won nine straight titles from 1975-86, while fellow Hawkeye Jeff McGinness (1998) started Iowa's run of six consecutive NCAA crowns from 1995-00. Northwestern's Christy Finch (2008) won four national lacrosse titles from 2005-08.

As the Big Ten continues to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Big Ten Medal of Honor, senior student-athletes Jillian Smith and John Wojciechowski were named the 2013-14 Big Ten Medal of Honor recipients for the University of Michigan, which was announced on Tuesday evening at the Academic Awards Banquet held at Crisler Center. Smith is a member of the women's cross country and track and field teams and Wojciechowski swam on the men's swimming and diving squad.

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100 Days of the Big Ten Medal of Honor: Day 33

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NCAA Individual Champions
At least 96 Big Ten Medal of Honor winners have been crowned NCAA individual champions during their career, which includes athletes in the sports of men's and women's cross country, men's and women's fencing, men's golf, men's and women's gymnastics, men's and women's swimming & diving, men's tennis, men's and women's track & field and wrestling. Men's track & field and wrestling have both produced over 20 national champion Medal of Honor winners.

Twenty-One Student-Athletes Tabbed All-American

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Twenty-one Big Ten men's swimmers and divers have been tabbed CSCAA NCAA DI Swimming and Diving All-Americans. To earn All-America honors, a student-athlete must finish among the top eight at the NCAA Championships. The complete list of Big Ten men's swimmers and divers can be found below.

Dylan Bosch, Michigan
Pete Brumm, Michigan
Jason Chen, Michigan
Richard Funk, Michigan
Justin Glanda, Michigan
Connor Jaeger, Michigan
Cody Miller, Indiana
Anders Lie Nielsen, Michigan
Bruno Ortiz, Michigan
Tim Phillips, Ohio State
Eric Ress, Indiana
Layne Rogers, Purdue
Shane Ryan, Penn State
Darian Schmidt, Indiana
Steve Schmuhl, Indiana
Vinny Tafuto, Michigan
Derek Toomey, Minnesota
Kyle Whitaker, Michigan
Jordan Wilimovsky, Northwestern
John Wojciechowski, Michigan
Michael Wynalda, Michigan

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100 Days of the Big Ten Medal of Honor: Day 27

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Big Ten Individual Champions
At least 280 Medal of Honor recipients have been crowned individual Big Ten Champions during their careers. Two men's cross country runners were victorious each year they competed - Illinois' Craig Virgin (1977) and Michigan's Kevin Sullivan (1998), while Iowa's Ed Banach (1983) took home four straight wrestling crowns. Wisconsin's Kathy Butler (1997) was a 16-time Big Ten Champion in track & field, while Michigan's Carl Johnson (1920) was an eight-time winner in his day. Indiana swimmer Gary Hall (1973) won 10 conference titles and Michigan gymnast Beth Wymer (1995) earned 15 crowns.
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