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Nine Big Ten players were taken in the third through 10th rounds of the 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Draft on Friday, bring the conference's total to 10.
Michael O'Neill, Michigan (New York Yankees)
Aaron Slegers, Indiana (Minnesota Twins)
Luke Farrell, Northwestern (Kansas City Royals)
David Garner, Michigan State (Chicago Cubs)
Dustin DeMuth, Indiana (Minnesota Twins)
Justin Parr, Illinois (Philadelphia Phillies)
Patrick Biondi, Michigan (New York Mets)
DJ Snelten, Minnesota (San Francisco Giants)
Brad Goldberg, Ohio State (Chicago White Sox)
Six Big Ten women's tennis players earned 2013 ITA All-America recognition, it was announced on Thursday. Nebraska's Mary Weatherholt
earned both singles and doubles honors, while teammate Patricia Veresova
, Illinois' Melissa Kopinski
and Rachael White
and Michigan's Emina Bektas
and Brooke Bolender
collected doubles laurels.
Three Big Ten men's tennis players collected 2013 ITA All-America honors, it was announced on Thursday. Michigan's Evan King
and Ohio State's Blaz Rola
were named to the singles team, while Buckeye Peter Kobelt
earned singles and doubles recognition.
Minnesota starting pitcher Tom Windle was taken 56th overall by the
Los Angeles Dodgers in Round 2 of the 2013 Major League Baseball
First-Year Player Draft on Thursday night. COMPLETE
Rounds 3-10 of the Draft will take place on Friday beginning at 12:30 p.m. ET.
Thirteen Big Ten student-athletes have been named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America At-Large Team, as announced on Thursday. To be eligible, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.30, have sophomore eligibility and be nominated by his or her sports information director. The complete list of Big Ten honorees is below.
Noora Raty, Ice Hockey, MINN
Josh Ihnen, Wrestling, NEB
Michael Newburger, Gymnastics, OSU
Max Stearns, Fencing, OSU
Matt Brown, Wrestling, PSU
Lauren Gustafson, Swimming, PUR
Bruno Abdelnour, Tennis, ILL
Connor Jaeger, Swimming, MICH
Caroline Powers, Golf, MSU
Emily Wong, Gymnastics, NEB
Kelsey Amy, Field Hockey, PSU
Garret Dunn, Tennis, IOWA
Tatum Coffey, Lacrosse, PSU
For the complete release, click here
Eight Big Ten women's tennis teams appear in the last Campbell's/ITA National Rankings, released on Wednesday. The conference is led by No. 10 Michigan, No. 12 Northwestern, No. 16 Nebraska and No. 27 Purdue in the top 30. Indiana sits at No. 42, while Illinois checks in at No. 45. Penn State is No. 47 and Ohio State ranks No. 73.
Individually, 10 Big Ten women's tennis players and 11 doubles pairs have been ranked nationally in the ITA poll. The complete list of ranked conference singles and doubles players can be found below.
6. Mary Weatherholt, NEB
33. Emina Bektas, MICH
48. Ronit Yurovsky, MICH
59. Kate Turvy, NU
74. Petra Januskova, PSU
76. Kelsey Dieters, OSU
81. Sarah Lee, MICH
89. Ruth Seaborne, IOWA
116. Leslie Hureau, IND
120. Katie Klyczek, IND
4. Brooke Bolender/Emina Bektas, MICH
7. Patricia Veresova/Mary Weatherholt, NEB
15. Melissa Kopinski/Rachael White, ILL
16. Linda Abu Mushefova/Nida Hamilton, NU
24. Petra Januskova/Chelsea Utting, PSU
31. Krisztina Kapitany/Mara Schmidt, PUR
47. Ruth Seaborne/Morven McCulloch, IOWA
72. Leslie Hureau/Carolyn Chupa, IND
77. Ronit Yurovsky/Sarah Lee, MICH
88. Mimi Nguyen/Sarah Lee, MICH
90. Leslie Hureau/Sophie Garre, IND
For the complete polls, click here
Ten Big Ten men's tennis teams appear in the final Campbell's/ITA National Rankings, released on Wednesday. Ohio State
leads conference squads in the poll, coming in at No. 4. No. 24 Illinois,
No. 26 Michigan,
No. 32 Northwestern,
No. 33 Minnesota
and No. 45 Michigan State
also rank in the top 50. Indiana
checks in at No. 56, followed by No. 62 Nebraska
and No. 65 Wisconsin. Purdue
rounds out conference teams in the poll at No. 70.
Individually, 12 Big Ten men's tennis players and eight doubles pairs have been ranked nationally in the ITA poll. The complete list of Big Ten singles and doubles players can be found below.
2. Blaz Rola, OSU
7. Peter Kobelt, OSU
12. Evan King, MICH
32. Jared Hiltzik, ILL
53. Rok Bonin, MINN
60. Devin McCarthy, OSU
62. Connor Smith, OSU
80. Leandro Toledo, MINN
88. Raleigh Smith, NU
97. Chris Diaz, OSU
112. Aaron Pfister, MSU
119. Vlad Stefan, MICH
11. Peter Kobelt/Connor Smith, OSU
23. Tim Kopinski/Ross Guignon, ILL
24. Sam Monette/Isade Juneau, IND
48. Evan King/Shaun Bernstein, MICH
49. Blaz Rola/Kevin Metka, OSU
67. Alex Buzzi/Evan King, MICH
77. Devin McCarthy/Ille Van Engelen, OSU
88. Tim Kopinski/Farris Gosea, ILL
For the complete polls, click here
Five Big Ten student-athletes have been named to the 2013 Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-American Team, it was announced on Wednesday. Big Ten Freshman of the Year Kevin Duchene earned a spot on the team, along with Indiana reliever Scott Effross, Michigan utility man Jacob Cronenworth and shortstop Travis Maezes and Purdue catcher/first baseman Josh Estill. Each student-athlete was also honored on this year's All-Big Ten Freshman team.
The Big Ten enjoyed a successful 2013 women's golf campaign, highlighted
by three squads earning bids to the NCAA Championships and two top-10 finishes.All-American Recognition:
Michigan State's Caroline Powers and Purdue's Paula Reto were named to
the 2012-13 WGCA All-American Teams, it was announced on Wednesday. Reto
was honored on the first team, while Powers earned a spot on the
Honorable Mention squad. The complete release can be found HERE.Michigan State, Purdue Place Among Top 10 at NCAA Championships:
Michigan State and Purdue placed among the top-10 at the NCAA Women's
Golf Championships in Athens, Ga., led by the Boilermakers' third-place
team finish. The Boilermakers shot 21-over par for the championships,
while Paula Reto finished third overall at 2-under par. Michigan State placed ninth at the event, with Christine Meier (+1)
finishing tied for sixth on the leaderboard. Northwestern finished 15th,
while Wisconsin placed 23rd. For the complete results, click HERE.
Going to the 'Ship: Michigan State, Northwestern, Purdue and Wisconsin advanced to the NCAA
Women's Golf Championships following the conclusion of the regional
championships. Each team finished in the top eight of its
respective regional to move on to the championships. For the complete release, click HERE.
All-Conference and Individual Honors: The Big Ten Conference announced on April 30 the women's golf
All-Conference teams and individual award winners. Michigan State's Caroline Powers earned the Big Ten Player of the Year award, Northwestern's Kaitlin Park took home Freshman of the Year accolades and the Wildcats' Emily Fletcher earned Coach of the Year honors. For the complete release, click HERE.
Take Two: Northwestern and Purdue shared the Big Ten title in women's golf, shooting an overall score of 884 in the Big Ten Women's Golf
Championships. The Wildcats and Boilermakers were followed by
third-place Michigan State (889), fourth-place Penn State (900) and
fifth-place Indiana (916). Northwestern wins its first Big Ten
Championship, while Purdue notched its sixth overall crown and first
since 2010. For the complete release and results, click HERE.
Four Big Ten outdoor track and field teams have been awarded Regional
Athlete of the Year and Coach of the Year honors, the USTFCCCA announced
Iowa's Justin Austin (Midwest Region) and
Penn State's Casimir Loxsom (Mid-Atlantic) were tabbed Men's Track
Athlete of the Year, while Indiana's Derek Drouin (Great Lakes Region) was named Men's
Field Athlete of the Year. Nebraska's Gary Pepin (Midwest) was honored as
Men's Coach of the Year, while the Hawkeyes' Joey Woody and the Nittany Lions' John Gondak were tabbed Men's Assistant of the Year.
the women's side, Illinois' Ashley Spencer (Midwest) and Penn State's Mahagony Jones were named Women's
Track Athlete of the Year, while the Nittany Lions' Beth Alford-Sullivan took home
Women's Coach of the Year honors.