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Big Ten Medal of Honor Award Winners Announced

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The Big Ten Conference office announced on Wednesday the 2010 Medal of Honor winners. The award was established in 1914 when the Big Ten endowed a Medal of Honor to be given annually to a student in the graduating class of each university that demonstrated proficiency in scholarship and athletics. In 1982, the Medal of Honor was expanded to include a senior female athlete from each institution.

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The Big Ten announced on Thursday the 22 student-athletes named Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners for the 2009-10 academic year. These individuals were chosen from a group of 276 student-athletes honored throughout the academic year who had displayed positive sportsmanship.

One member of each varsity sports team on every campus was chosen by his or her institution as a Sportsmanship Award honoree. From each university's list, two Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners were then selected. All of the Sportsmanship Award honorees have distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior. In addition, these student-athletes must be in good academic standing and must have demonstrated good citizenship outside of the sports-competition setting.

For a complete list of the 2010 Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners, click here.

ROW: CRCA Announces 2010 All-Region Team

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The Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association announced the 2010 All-Region Teams on Tuesday with 17 Big Ten student-athletes comprising the 20-woman All-Central Region Team. It was also announced Wisconsin's Bebe Bryans was named Central Region Coach of the Year and assistant Karen Kraft Rigsby was named Central Region Assistant Coach of the Year. The association also announced its Scholar-Athlete award winners.

To view the complete All-Central Region Team, click here. For the list of Scholar-Athlete award winners, click here.

Twenty-four Big Ten student-athletes were named to the 2010 CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Teams for the at-large division, it was announced Thursday by the Academic All-America Committee.

To be nominated for Academic All-District, a student-athlete must be a starter or a key reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative GPA and must be a sophomore in both athletic and academic standing. All First Team Academic All-District honorees from each of the eight districts will be placed on the national ballot and are eligible to be selected to the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America team.

The complete list of Big Ten CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District members include:

District 2
First Team:
Brandi Personett, Women's Gymnastics, PSU
Second Team:
Amy Bonenberger, Field Hockey, PSU
Miguel Pineda, Men's Gymnastics, PSU

District 4
First Team:
Chelsea Davis, Women's Swimming and Diving, OSU
Lindsay Quintiliani, Field Hockey, OSU
Stefan Sigrist, Men's Swimming and Diving, OSU
Second Team:
Kent Caldwell, Men's Gymnastics, MICH
Sarah Curtis, Women's Gymnastics, MICH
Kelsey Knutson, Women's Gymnastics, MICH
Ian Makowske, Men's Gymnastics, MICH
André Schultz, Men's Swimming and Diving, MICH
Brad Smith, Men's Golf, OSU

District 5
First Team:
Lachlan Ferguson, Men's Tennis, IND
Emily Kasavana, Rowing, IND
Kelsey Lindenschmidt, Women's Golf, NU
David Colturi, Men's Swimming and Diving, PUR
Christine Inman, Women's Swimming and Diving, PUR
Second Team:
Allison Buckley, Women's Gymnastics, ILL
Abe Souza, Men's Tennis, ILL
Aaron Fortunato, Men's Gymnastics, MINN
Kaylee Jamison, Women's Swimming and Diving, MINN
Tyler Duncan, Men's Golf, PUR

District 7
First Team:
Brent Metcalf, Wrestling, IOWA
Second Team:
Patricia Dean, Field Hockey, IOWA

Men's Academic All-District Teams / Women's Academic All-District Teams

ROW: Big Ten Announces Individual Award Winners

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The Big Ten Conference office announced the rowing individual award winners and seven sportsmanship honorees, as chosen by the conference coaches, on Wednesday afternoon. Michigan State's Emily Regan was named Big Ten Athlete of the Year, while Wisconsin's Mollie Kryka won Freshman of the Year laurels. Badger leader Bebe Bryans was named conference Coach of the Year after guiding Wisconsin to its first Big Ten Championship.

For complete information on the award winners and the list of All-Big Ten honorees, click here.

ROW: Wisconsin Wins First Big Ten Championship

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At the 2010 Big Ten Rowing Championships on Lake Ovid at Sleepy Hollow State Park in Laingsburg, Mich., Wisconsin won its first Big Ten title off the strength of four first-place efforts. With wins in the second varsity eight, first varsity four, first novice eight and second novice eight, the Badgers totaled 148 points, ahead of second-place Michigan State (132) and third-place Michigan (111). Ohio State was fourth with 105 points followed by Minnesota (66), Iowa (51) and Indiana (30).

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ROW: Big Ten Championships

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The two-time defending Big Ten Champion Michigan State Spartans look for a three-peat this weekend when they play host to the 2010 Big Ten Rowing Championships on Saturday, May 1, on Lake Ovid at Sleepy Hollow State Park in Laingsburg, Mich.

For complete information on this weekend's championship regatta, click here.

The Big Ten Conference and Indianapolis Rowing Center announced today that Eagle Creek Park will serve as the host site for the 2011, 2012 and 2013 Big Ten Rowing Championships. The 2011 event will mark the Big Ten's first-ever neutral-site rowing championships.

In addition to the location, other changes have been made for future championships. The 2011-13 events will be held on the Sunday that falls two weekends prior to the NCAA Championships. The 2011 Big Ten Championships will be held May 15. The format of the event will be altered to a seven-lane finals-only regatta.

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ROW: Boat of the Week

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Boat of the Week
Minnesota First Varsity Eight

The Gophers' first varsity eight claimed the year's final Boat of the Week distinction after cruising to a nearly 30-second win against Kansas over the weekend. Team members from the first varsity eight include coxswain Linnea Trandem, Cassie Drozynski, Erika Berg, Tracy Merth, Lucy Mulvey, Jenna Schuder, Sarah Krueger, Sarah Graham and Rebekah Brzozowski. The eight raced out to a 30-second lead midway through the 2,000-meter course and finished with a time of 6:41.8. The Gophers have won back-to-back races after winning the Lake Natoma Invite last weekend.

Last Minnesota Boat of the Week: First Varsity Eight (April 28, 2009)

ROW: Big Ten Championships Seeding

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The Big Ten announced the seedings for Saturday's Big Ten Rowing Championships, which will be held at Lake Ovid at Sleepy Hollow State Park. Wisconsin enters as the top seed in four of the eight races on Saturday as Michigan State looks to defend its status as two-time defending champion.

2010 Big Ten Rowing Championships Seeds

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