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One day after being named the Big Ten Softball Player of the Week, Wisconsin's Michelle Mueller was tabbed the Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) and USA Softball National Player of the Week on Tuesday.

Mueller batted .600 with nine hits, 18 RBI, five runs scored and four home runs in leading Wisconsin to a 5-0 record last week, including a Big Ten sweep over Illinois. In the three games against the Illini, she belted three home runs, tallied an on-base percentage of .636 and slugged at a clip of 1.600.

In game two of a doubleheader against Illinois on Friday, Mueller went 4-for-4 and plated a school-record eight runs, including three consecutive home runs, which ties the second-best performance in NCAA history.

Mueller currently ranks third in the Big Ten in RBI with 41. She is batting .385 on the season, which ranks 11th in the Big Ten, and is slugging at a clip of .702, the sixth-best mark in the conference.

 
The Penn State women's outdoor track & field squads is ranked No. 12 in the latest USTFCCCA poll, which was released on Tuesday. The Nittany Lions moved up two spots from last week's rankings.

For the complete poll, click here.

Big Ten Softball in the Polls

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The latest college softball top 25 polls were released on Tuesday, with Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern and Wisconsin representing the Big Ten.

Michigan led the way, moving up to No. 3 in both the USA Softball and NFCA Coaches polls. The Wolverines have won 19 straight games, and sit atop the Big Ten standings at 12-0. Minnesota appeared at No. 13 in the USA Softball ballot, and was ranked 12th in the coaches' poll. The Gophers are in sole possession of second place in the conference standings with a 10-3 Big Ten record.

Nebraska sits at No. 19 in the USA Softball poll, and is No. 20 in the coaches' rankings. The Huskers have won three consecutive Big Ten series, including last weekend's sweep of Iowa. Northwestern is ranked No. 25 in the coaches' ballot, and received votes in the USA Softball top 25 poll. Wisconsin received votes in the coaches' poll.

Michigan will host Minnesota in a pivotal series this weekend, with single games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Nebraska will visit Ohio State, Northwestern will host Indiana while Wisconsin will travel to Penn State.   
Four Big Ten Men's Outdoor Track & Field squads are ranked in the latest USTFCCCA poll, released on Tuesday. Wisconsin leads conference teams, coming in at No. 6. The Badgers are followed by No. 12 Nebraska, No. 18 Penn State and No. 24 Illinois.

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Women's Golf Schedule

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April 14-15
NORTHWESTERN at Silverado Showdown (Napa, Calif.)
WISCONSIN at Silverado Showdown (Napa, Calif.)

Sunday's Softball Results

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Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and Purdue picked up wins on Sunday's Big Ten softball slate. The Wolverines recorded a series sweep over Michigan State, while Minnesota and Purdue secured weekend series wins.

Sunday, April 13
Indiana 8, Penn State 7 (8 innings)
#4/5 Michigan 14, Michigan State 0
#14/14 Minnesota 3, #25/23 Northwestern 1
Purdue 5, Ohio State 4

All times Eastern
Rankings are USA Softball/NFCA Coaches

Sunday's Softball Schedule

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Four single games are on Sunday's Big Ten softball schedule, with Michigan State hosting #4/5 Michigan on BTN beginning at Noon ET.

Sunday, April 13    
#4/5 Michigan at Michigan State, Noon (BTN)
Penn State at Indiana, 1 p.m.
Purdue at Ohio State, 1 p.m.
#25/23 Northwestern at #14/14 Minnesota, 2 p.m.

All times Eastern
Rankings are USA Softball/NFCA Coaches

Saturday's Softball Results

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Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Penn State, Purdue and Wisconsin picked up wins on Saturday's Big Ten softball slate, with the Huskers and Badgers completing weekend series sweeps.

Saturday, April 12
Wisconsin 3, Illinois 2
Penn State 2, Indiana 1
#19/22 Nebraska 18, Iowa 0 (5 innings)
#4/5 Michigan 8, Michigan State 0 (5 innings)
#14/14 Minnesota 13, #25/23 Northwestern 5 (6 innings)
Ohio State 8, Purdue 0 (5 innings)

All times Eastern
Rankings are USA Softball/NFCA Coaches

Saturday's Softball Schedule

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All 12 Big Ten softball teams will be in action on Saturday, with Indiana, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio State and Wisconsin serving as single-game hosts. 

Saturday, April 12    
Penn State at Indiana, 1 p.m.
#4/5 Michigan at Michigan State, 1 p.m.
Illinois at Wisconsin, 1 p.m.
#25/23 Northwestern at #14/14 Minnesota, 2 p.m.
Purdue at Ohio State, 2 p.m.
Iowa at #19/22 Nebraska, 5 p.m.

All times Eastern
Rankings are USA Softball/NFCA Coaches

Friday's Softball Results

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Michigan, Nebraska, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State and Wisconsin posted wins on Friday's Big Ten softball slate.

Friday, April 11

Wisconsin 3, Illinois 2 (Game One)
Wisconsin 10, Illinois 3 (Game Two)
Penn State 4, Indiana 1
#19/22 Nebraska 5, Iowa 2
#19/22 Nebraska 9, Iowa 1 (6 innings)
#4/5 Michigan 9, Michigan State 1 (5 innings)
#25/23 Northwestern 13, #14/14 Minnesota 9
Purdue 1, Ohio State 0

Rankings are USA Softball/NFCA Coaches

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