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The 2013 Big Ten rowing season came to a close at the NCAA Championships, where Ohio State claimed its first national team title after earning first-place finishes in the first varsity four and second varsity eight.
The No. 1 Ohio State rowing team made program history on Sunday, June 2, at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, claiming its first national team title after earning first-place finishes in the first varsity four and second varsity eight and a third-place effort in the first varsity eight. The Buckeyes are the first Big Ten team to win a national team title in rowing. The Ohio State first varsity four, made up of Taylore Urban, Sara Handa, Chloe Meyer, Aina Cid-Centelles and coxswain Dara Schnoll, crossed the finish line in 7:08.26, just under three seconds ahead of second-place USC. The second varsity eight crew of Daphne Socha, Katie Beletskaya, Silvia DeMatteis, Stephanie Johnson, Nicole Becks, Lauren Eckles, Samantha Fowle, Catherine Shields and coxswain Amanda Poll closed out the season with a perfect 12-0 record after recording a time of 6:27.86 to claim the national crown. For more NCAA Championship coverage, click here
Three Big Ten teams were selected to the 2013 NCAA Rowing Championships, as Michigan, Ohio State and Wisconsin earned bids to the event. The Wolverines made their 13th appearance in the meet, the Buckeyes made their 14th consecutive visit, and 15th overall, to the national event and the Badgers appeared in the regatta for the 10th time. Click here
for the full release.
Big Ten Champions:
Ohio State won its fourth Big Ten title at the 2013 Big Ten Rowing Championships at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis on May 19th. The Buckeyes recorded 160 points, a new championships record, on the strength of five first-place finishes. Ohio State tallied wins in the first varsity eight, second varsity eight, first varsity four, third varsity four and first novice eight. Michigan followed in second with 135 points and Wisconsin finished third with 134 points. For complete coverage of the Big Ten Championships, click here
The Big Ten office announced on Wednesday, may 22, the rowing individual award winners, as chosen by the conference coaches. Ohio State's Claire-Louise Bode was named Big Ten Athlete of the Year, while teammate Catherine Shields was tabbed Co-Freshman of the Year with Michigan State's Katie Cromie. Buckeye head coach Andy Teitelbaum earned Coach of the Year laurels. Click here
for more on the individual award winners.
Wisconsin's Kendall Schmidt was named to the Capital One Academic All-District, it was announced on Thursday, May 16th. The Academic All-District team recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their performances in the classroom and athletically. The complete list of Big Ten honorees can be found here
Prior to the NCAA Championships, the CRCA announced that Ohio State head coach Andy Teitelbaum was named its Central Regional Coach of the Year, while Buckeye assistant coach Diana Albrecht was tabbed Central Regional Assistant Coach of the Year. In addition, Indiana's Madelyn, Iowa's Katy Kroll, Michigan's Jessica Eiffert and Melisa Ongun, Michigan State's Katie Cromie, Minnnesota's Cassie Drozynski and Ohio State's Claire-Louise Bode and Allison Eber were named first-team All-Region. Michigan's Kate Grimaldi and Shannon Stief and Ohio State's Cori Meinert earned second-team honors. Click here
for the complete list of CRCA All-Region selections.
Six Big Ten women's rowing teams are receiving votes in the latest CRCA/USRowing Coaches Poll, released on Wednesday. Ohio State
leads ranked squads, coming in at No. 1. Wisconsin
follow at No. 13 and No. 14, respectively, while Iowa, Michigan State
are receiving votes.
For the complete poll, click here
Fourteen Big Ten track and field student-athletes have been named Capital One Academic All-District, it was announced this week. The team's recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. First-Team honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All-America Team ballot, where first- second- and third-team honorees will be selected in June.
Marissa Golliday, ILL*
Brandon Stryganek, ILL*
Andy Bayer, IND*
Molly Hirt, IND
Rebecca Addison, MICH*
Jack Greenlee, MICH*
Jillian Smith, MICH*
Kiley Tobel, MICH
Julia Otwell, MSU
Quentin Mege, MINN*
Bjorn Barrefors, NEB*
Robby Creese, PSU*
Lauren Kenney, PSU*
Elliot Krause, WIS*
* - first-team honorees
Minnesota senior outfielder Troy Larson has been named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America Team, it was announced on Friday. Larson, who boasts a 3.95 GPA in Genetics, Cell Biology and Bio Science, was honored on the second team. A first team Academic All-District selection, he was also named to the Big Ten Baseball All-Tournament Team last week.
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.
Nebraska's Mary Weatherholt closed her career as the 2013 NCAA Singles runner-up on Monday, May 27, at the Khan Outdoor Tennis Complex in Urbana, Ill. The senior finished her last season with a combined 52-5 singles and doubles record, including 30-2 in singles play. For more on Big Ten student-athletes in the NCAA Singles & Doubles Championships, click here
Teams in the Tournament:
Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, Northwestern and Purdue represented the Big Ten at the NCAA Championship, marking the third time in the last four years the conference boasted at least five teams in the tournament. The Wolverines, Huskers and Wildcats each advanced to the Round of 16 in the competition. Click here
for more on Big Ten teams in the NCAA Championship.
Nebraska's Mary Weatherholt earned the ITA/Cissie Leary Award for Sportsmanship, it was announced on Tuesday, May 21. The prestigious national award was presented to the senior in Urbana, Ill., in conjunction with the NCAA Championships. Click here
for more on the award.
Third-seeded Northwestern took home the Big Ten Women's Tennis Tournament crown with a 4-1 victory over top-seeded Michigan on Sunday, April 28. The title was the Wildcats' 14th in the last 15 conference postseason events and gave them the Big Ten's automatic berth to the NCAA Championships. Northwestern jumped out to an early 1-0 lead with victories in the No. 2 and 3 doubles position. The Wolverines knotted the score at 1-1 with a victory in the No. 1 singles slot. The Wildcats responded with three-straight victories in the No. 2, 4 and 6 singles positions to clinch the match. For more on the Big Ten Tournament, click here
Sharing the Crown: Michigan and Nebraska clinched a share of the Big Ten Women's Tennis Championship on Sunday, April 21. The wolverines earned their fifth Big Ten crown, while the Huskers claimed their first conference title. For more on the regular-season champions, click here.
Awards Galore: The Big Ten announced its women's tennis All-Conference teams and individual award winners at the conference tournament banquet on Thursday, April 25. Nebraska's Mary Weatherholt was named Athlete of the Year, while Michigan's Ronit Yurovsky took home Freshman of the Year honors and the Wolverines' Ronni Bernstein was tabbed Coach of the Year. Click here for more on the Big Ten's honorees.
Blaz is Best:
Ohio State's Blaz Rola took home the NCAA Singles Championship on Monday, May 27, at the Khan Outdoor Tennis Compex/Atkins Tennis Center in Urbana, Ill. The Buckeye defeated Virginia's Jarmere Jenkins, 7-6 (8), 6-4 to claim the crown. The junior becomes Ohio State's first NCAA singles champion and adds the title to a list of impressive career achievements, including winning the 2012 NCAA Doubles Championship with Chase Buchanan. For more on Big Ten student-athletes in the NCAA Singles & Doubles Championships, click here
Teams in the Tournament:
Six Big Ten teams were selected to the NCAA Championships, it was announced on Tuesday, April 30. Illinois, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Northwestern and Ohio State earn earned berths to the national tournament. The Illini, Gophers and Wildcats each won their first-round contests, while the Buckeyes advanced to the national semifinals. Click here
for more on Big Ten teams in the NCAA Tournament.
For the second consecutive season, Illinois' Bruno Abdelnour and Iowa's Garrett Dunn were named to the Capital One Academic All-District team, it was announced on Thursday, May 16. The Academic All-District team recognized the nation's top student-athletes for their performances in the classroom and athletically. The complete list of Big Ten honorees can be found here
Top-seeded Ohio State won the 2013 Big Ten Men's Tennis Tournament title on Sunday, April 28, after earning a 4-0 win over third-seeded Michigan to clinch the tournament crown and earn the conference's automatic berth to the NCAA Championships. The Buckeyes did not give up a point in their three tournament matches, picking up three consecutive 4-0 wins en route to the crown. Ohio State earned the doubles point and an early 1-0 lead with victories at the No. 1 and 3 doubles positions. Ohio State claimed wins in the No. 3, 5 and 6 singles slots. Click here
for more on the Big Ten Tournament.
And the Awards Go To:
The Big Ten All-Conference teams and individual award winners were announced on Thursday, April 25, at the Big Ten Tournament banquet. Michigan's Evan King was named Big Ten Athlete of the Year, while Illinois' Jared Hiltzik earned Freshman of the Year honors and Ohio State's Ty Tucker picked up Coach of the Year laurels. For more on the Big Ten's honorees, click here
Eight is Great:
With its win over Michigan on Sunday, April 21, Ohio State claimed the outright conference title, its eighth consecutive Big Ten Championship, and the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament. The top-seeded Buckeyes closed the regular season with an 11-0 record in Big Ten play and a 28-2 overall mark. Click here
to read more about Ohio State's Big Ten title.
Nebraska women's tennis player Mary Weatherholt earned the ITA / Cissie Leary Award for Sportsmanship, it was announced on Tuesday. The prestigious national award was presented to the senior in Urbana, Ill., in conjunction with the NCAA Championships.
ILLINOIS 4, MINNESOTA 3
Despite a two-hour rain delay at Siebert Field, Illinois clinched a spot
in next week's Big Ten Tournament with a 4-3 victory over Minnesota.
With losses by Michigan and Michigan State on Friday, the Illini moved
into sole possession of fourth place in the Big Ten at 14-9 following
their fifth consecutive win. The Illini bullpen only allowed two hits
over the final 4.1 innings, as reliever Drasen Johnson earned the win and closer Bryan Roberts notched his sixth save. RECAP
INDIANA 7, OHIO STATE 2
For the first time since 1949, the Indiana Hoosiers (39-13, 16-7) have
won a share of the Big Ten Championship in baseball. In an epic game on
the road against fellow Big Ten title aspirant Ohio State (34-20,
15-8), the Hoosiers came from behind in the ninth inning to beat the
Buckeyes 7-2 in 10 innings. RECAP
NEBRASKA 9, MICHIGAN 6
had its spot at the Big Ten Tournament secured before the start of
tonight's game following a loss by Michigan State, and with the 9-6 win
over the Michigan Wolverines in front of a season-high 5,503 fans at
Hawks field the Huskers locked up at minimum the No. 3 seed at the
conference tournament next week in Minneapolis, Minn., at Target Field.
PENN STATE 9, MICHIGAN STATE 0
Penn State tied up its final Big Ten series of the
season on Friday afternoon, shutting out Michigan State 9-0 at Medlar
Field at Lubrano Park. The Nittany Lions (14-35, 4-19 Big Ten) will
close out the three-game set, as well as the 2013 season, against the
Spartans (32-17, 11-9 Big Ten) tomorrow at 1:05 p.m. for Senior Day.
Penn State will honor its eight players and manager in a ceremony at the
commencement of the contest. RECAP
IOWA 9, PURDUE 5
Four runs scored following sophomore Nick Day's
two-out, 10th inning double to lift the University of Iowa baseball
team to a 9-5 extra inning victory over Purdue on Friday night at
Alexander Field. RECAP
NORTHWESTERN 5, Wichita State
Northwestern starting pitcher Brandon Magallones
was sharp on the mound for seven innings, but the Wildcats offense was
handcuffed by Wichita State Friday night in a 5-0 loss at Eck Stadium in
ILLINOIS 6, MINNESOTA 2
Freshman Kevin Duchene
allowed two earned runs over six solid innings and improved to 8-1, as
the Illini won their fourth straight with a 6-2 victory over Minnesota
(29-19) at Siebert Field. Duchene matched John Kravetz
who went 8-3 last season, for the most wins ever by an Illini freshman
along with equaling the most victories by a Big Ten pitcher this season.
Illinois (32-15) remained tied with Michigan for fifth place in the
conference at 13-9 with two regular season games left. RECAP
IOWA 2, PURDUE 1
Sophomore Anthony Torres
hit a go-ahead RBI single through the left side of the infield in the
top of the 11th inning, sending the University of Iowa baseball team to a
2-1 win over Purdue at Alexander Field. RECAP
MICHIGAN 7, NEBRASKA 5
Michigan scored four runs in the top of
the seventh inning to come from behind and beat Nebraska, 7-5, on
Thursday night (May 16) at Haymarket Park. RECAP
MICHIGAN STATE 16, PENN STATE 1
Michigan State baseball cruised to a 16-1 victory over Penn State on
Thursday night at Medlar Park. The Spartans (32-16, 11-8 Big Ten) had 12
hits in the game and seven different Spartans notched at least one RBI. RECAP
OHIO STATE 2, INDIANA 1
Ohio State opened its series against No. 21 Indiana
with a 2-1 victory Thursday evening at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis
Stadium. With the win, the Buckeyes improve to 34-19, 15-7 in conference
play, while the Hoosiers drop to fall to 38-13, 15-7 in the Big Ten.
The teams are tied atop the Big Ten heading into the final two games of
the regular season. RECAP
Wichita State 8, NORTHWESTERN 2
Northwestern was unable to generate the offense necessary to overcome a
steady attack put forth by Wichita State as the Wildcats dropped the
opener of a three-game set to the Shockers, 8-2, Thursday at Eck Stadium
in Wichita, Kan.