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Nine Big Ten men's and women's track & field and cross country student-athletes earned Capital One Academic All-America distinction, the organization announced Thursday. The complete list of Big Ten Academic All-America award recipients can be found below.

Men's Capital One Academic All-America
First Team
Reed Connor, Wisconsin
Levi Gipson, Nebraska

Second Team
Cody Rush, Nebraska

Third Team
Timothy Faust, Ohio State
Mason Ferlic, Michigan
Caleb Rhynard, Michigan State

Women's Capital One Academic All-America
First Team
Anne Martin, Nebraska

Second Team
Kiley Tobel, Michigan

Third Team
Kelsie Ahbe, Indiana

For the complete release, click here.

The Big Ten enjoyed a successful 2014 men's outdoor track & field season, highlighted by 15 top-eight finishes at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships and Wisconsin taking home the Big Ten Championship.

NCAA Round-Up: Big Ten student-athletes earned 15 top-eight finishes at the 2014 Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Ore., from June 11-14, en route to All-America honors. Nebraska's Miles Ukaoma won the national title in the 400-meter hurdles, while Minnesota's Wally Ellenson placed second in the high jump. In the team standings, Wisconsin tied for ninth place. For full coverage of the NCAA Championships, click HERE.

All-America Accolades: Sixty-three men's outdoor track & field student-athletes earned USTFCCCA All-America status following their performance at the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Ore. For the full list of Big Ten honorees, click HERE.

Elite Honor: For the second year in a row, Nebraska's John Welk was tabbed the winner of the NCAA Elite 89 award, which is awarded to the student-athlete with the highest GPA at the NCAA Championships. For more on Welk's honor, click HERE.

Regional Recognition: Four schools collected regional awards from the USTFCCCA, it was announced on June 8. Student-athletes and coaches from Illinois, Nebraska, Penn State and Purdue earned recognition in three different regions: Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest. Purdue's Raheem Mostert was tabbed Track Athlete of the Year, while Boilermaker head coach Lonnie Greene was named Coach of the Year in the Great Lakes Region. Illinois' Mike Turk also collected Coach of the Year honors, while Nebraska's Billy Maxwell and Penn State's Kevin Kelly earned Assistant Coach of the Year recognition. For more on the USTFCCCA awards, click HERE.

And The Awards Go To: The Big Ten Conference announced the 2014 Big Ten men's outdoor track & field individual award winners on May 20th. Wisconsin's Mohammed Ahmed was named Big Ten Track Athlete of the Year, while Purdue's Raheem Mostert claimed Track Athlete of the Championships honors. Penn State's Darrell Hill was tabbed Field Athlete of the Year and Athlete of the Championships and Minnesota's Trevor Yedoni earned Freshman of the Year laurels. Badger head coach Mick Byrne was named Coach of the Year by his peers. Click HERE for more on the conference's end of the year awards.

Big Ten Champion Badgers: Wisconsin claimed the 2014 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships on May 18th at Rankin Track & Field in West Lafayette, Ind. The Badgers posted three individual crowns en route to their second title in the last three years and 26th overall. Wisconsin totaled 121 points to claim the championship on the strength of first-place finishes from Mohammed Ahmed (5,000-meter run), Reed Connor (10,000-meter run) and Zach Ziemek (decathlon). Wisconsin claimed the top three spots in both the 5,000- and 10,000-meter runs, as Connor and Malachy Schrobilgen followed Ahmed in the 5,000-meters and Ahmed and VanVoorhis finished behind Connor in the 10,000-meters. For more on the Big Ten Championships, click HERE and HERE.

116 Student-Athletes Earn USTFCCCA All-America Status

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116 Big Ten student-athletes earned USTFCCCA All-American status following the conclusion of the NCAA Outdoor Championships this past weekend. Below is the complete list of conference honorees.

First Team
Men
Keith Brown, IOWA
James Harrington, IOWA
Tevin-Cee Mincy, IOWA
O'Shea Wilson, IOWA
Mason Ferlic, MICH
Wally Ellenson, MINN
Zach Siegmeier, MINN
John Simons, MINN
Jake Bender, NEB
Levi Gipson, NEB
Patrick Raedler, NEB
Cody Rush, NEB
Miles Ukaoma, NEB
Drew Wiseman, NEB
Chad Wright, NEB
Robert Cardina, PSU
Steve Waithe, PSU
Mohammed Ahmed, WIS
Michael Lihrman, WIS
Zach Ziemek, WIS

Women
Kelsie Ahbe, IND
Sydney Clute, IND
Zinnia Miller, IOWA
Erin Finn, MICH
Brook Handler, MICH
Leah O'Connor, MSU
Ellie Ewere, NEB
Maggie Malone, NEB
Jazmin McCoy, NEB
Ashlee Abraham, OSU
Aaliyah Barnes, OSU
Aliyah Everson, OSU
Chesna Sykes, OSU
Mahagony Jones, PSU
Laura Loht, PSU
Dynasty McGee, PSU
Tichina Rhodes, PSU
Kiah Seymour, PSU
Dani Bunch, PUR

Second Team
Men
Kenneth Allen, ILL
Joe McAsey, ILL
Stephon Pamilton, ILL
Brandon Stryganek, ILL
DJ Zahn, ILL
Rorey Hunter, IND
Babatunde Amosu, IOWA
Gabe Hull, IOWA
Derek Sievers, MICH
Kurt Schneider, MSU
Dominique Howard, MINN
Jon Lehman, MINN
Jodi-Rae Blackwood, NEB
Mate Koroknai, NEB
Tibor Koroknai, NEB
Dexter McKenzie, NEB
Tim Thompson, NEB
John Welk, NEB
Armand Austin, OSU
Lamar Bruton, OSU
Timothy Faust, OSU
Jordan Rispress, OSU
Javon Walker, OSU
Darrell Hill, PSU
Brannon Kidder, PSU
Brian Leap, PSU
Tyler Askew, PUR
Chukwuebuka Enekwechi, PUR
Eric Harris, PUR
Andrew Kendrick, PUR
Raheem Mostert, PUR
Alex Brill, WIS

Women
Jesica Ejesieme, ILL
Kyla Buckley, IND
Brittany Brown, IOWA
Elexis Guster, IOWA
Montayla Holder, IOWA
Lake Kwaza, IOWA
Aaron Howell, MICH
Cindy Ofili, MICH
Tori Franklin, MSU
Rachele Schulist, MSU
Devin Stanford, MINN
Veronica Grizzle, NEB
Annie Jackson, NEB
Anne Martin, NEB
Alexis Franklin, OSU
Evonne Britton, PSU
Brittney Howell, PSU
Melissa Kurzdorfer, PSU
Bre'Anna Smith, PUR
Georgia Ellenwood, WIS
Molly Hanson, WIS

Honorable Mention
Men
Cam Viney, ILL
Matthew Schwartzer, IND
Morsi Rayyan, MICH
Antonio James, MSU
Will Lohman, NEB
Sean Pille, NEB
Donovan Robertson, OSU
Matt Fischer, PSU
Caleb Fricke, PUR
Jake Waterman PUR
Danny Block, WIS

Women
Alex Leptich, MICH
Te'Shon Adderly, MINN
Megan Geyen, MINN
Titania Markland, MINN
Jessica Waldvogel, MINN
Mollie Gribbin, NEB
Carlie Pinkelman, NEB
Tierra Williams, NEB
Katie Borchers, OSU
Tori Gerlach, PSU
Aarin Jones, PUR
Taylor Morrison, PUR
Kari Shoolbraid, PUR

For the full list, click here.

Nebraska Duo Sweeps NCAA Elite 89 Award

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Nebraska senior Anne Martin and junior John Welk were honored by the NCAA at the Outdoor Championships on Friday with the NCAA Elite 89 Award. Both Martin and Welk earned the award for being the female and male athletes competing at the outdoor championships with the highest GPA. The honors marked a complete sweep of the prestigious award for Nebraska among the entire NCAA Championship field. It also the second year in a row the duo has claimed the honor.

For the complete release, click here.
As the Big Ten continues to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Big Ten Medal of Honor, Wisconsin announced that Reed Connor from the track & field and cross country team and Mary Massei of the softball team have been named Wisconsin's 2013-14 Big Ten Medal of Honor recipients.

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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.

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.

For the full list of honorees, click here.

100 Days of the Big Ten Medal of Honor: Day 82

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Michigan's Jeff Porter (2007, track & field)
Jeff Porter, the 2007 Big Ten Medal of Honor honoree, was a three-time All-American and NCAA indoor champion in the 60-meter hurdles. He also won the national championship at the 2007 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships and was the Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2004 after winning the 60-meter hurdles. Porter went on to win the Big Ten outdoor title in the 110-meter hurdles as a junior and a senior. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in kinesiology and reached the semifinals at the 2012 London Olympics in the 110-meter hurdles. When asked about winning the Big ten Medal of Honor, Porter said:

"When I look at the company that I'm in, that's elite company, especially when you look at those who came before me, and then my wife (track star Tiffany Ofili) won it a couple of years after I did, so that's always special. We have some really good, successful people that have received this award. I'm honored to be a member of this group."

To read more about Porter's time at Michigan and beyond, click here.

Seven Big Ten men's track & field student-athletes earned first-team Capital One Academic All-District honors, as announced on Thursday. The honor recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. The honorees are now eligible for Academic All-America consideration. The complete list of Academic All-District award recipients can be found below.

Academic All-District
District 5
Mason Ferlic, Michigan
Caleb Rhynard, Michigan State
Timothy Faust, Ohio State

District 6
Andrew Brekke, Wisconsin
Reed Connor, Wisconsin

District 7
Levi Gipson, Nebraska
Cody Rush, Nebraska

For the complete list of men's track & field honorees, click here.

The NCAA announced today the participants for the 2014 NCAA Men's and Women's Outdoor Track & Field Preliminary Championship competition, scheduled for May 29-31. The East Region will be held at North Florida in Jacksonville, while the West Region is in Fayetteville, Ark. The qualifiers out of these regions will compete in the NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Outdoor Track & Field Championships held June 11-14 in Eugene, Oregon.

Qualifiers can be found by selecting the links below:

Men: East - West
Women: East - West
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