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Weekly Award Wrap-Up

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Three Big Ten student-athletes in one sport collected awards from the conference office during the week of May 19. Below is the complete list of honorees.

Baseball
Player of the Week - Ryan Richardson, MSU
Pitcher of the Week - Alec Crawford, MINN
Freshman of the Week - Joe Hoscheit, NU


Purdue's Andie Varsho, Northwestern's Marisa Bast and Michigan's Nicole Sappingfield were all named to the Capital One Academic All-America Teams on Thursday. Varsho was a first-team selection, while Bast and Sappingfield both received second-team All-America nods.

Varsho became the first two-time Academic All-American in Boilermaker history. She is an organizational leadership and supervision major and will graduate in August. The two-time Academic All-District and three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree was named a third-team Academic All-American last season.

Bast was named second-team Academic All-America for the second straight year. She is a three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree as well as an NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete and a 2012 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.

Sappingfield is a two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree (2012-13) and a three-time recipient of the U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award. She is in the running for the Senior CLASS Award, one of 10 finalists from across the country. Sappingfield recently graduated from Michigan with a degree in comparative literature.
Michigan's Sierra Romero was named one of three finalists for the 13th Annual USA Softball Player of the Year Award on Wednesday.

Romero was also tabbed the Big Ten Player of the Year for the second straight season. During her sophomore campaign, Romero led the conference in batting average (.516), slugging percentage (.968), on-base percentage (.663), runs scored (32) and walks (27) in Big Ten games only.

Romero was named one of 10 finalists for the USA Softball National Player of the Year award on May 7. The winner will be announced on May 27 at the team only banquet just prior to the start of the NCAA Women's College World Series.

Romero and the Michigan Wolverines will appear in this weekend's Tallahassee Super Regional, and look to make their second straight trip to the WCWS.

The USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year award is voted on by coaching representatives from 11 Division I Conferences in the 15 ASA Regions as well as members of the media who consistently cover Division I Softball across the country, and previous Player of the Year recipients.

In The Polls

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All seven Big Ten women's rowing squads are ranked are receiving votes in the latest CRCA/USRowing Coaches poll, released on Wednesday. Ohio State tops the poll at No. 1, while Michigan joins the Buckeyes in the top 10 at No. 8. Indiana follows at No. 15, while Wisconsin sits at No. 16 and Michigan State rounds out the poll at No. 20. Iowa and Minnesota are receiving votes in the ranking.

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In The Polls

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Three Big Ten Women's Outdoor Track & Field squads appear in the latest USTFCCCA poll, released on Tuesday. Penn State checks in at No. 16, while Michigan and Nebraska follow at No. 18 and No. 25, respectively.

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In The Polls

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Four Big Ten Men's Outdoor Track & Field teams are ranked in the latest USTFCCCA poll, released on Tuesday. Wisconsin leads conference teams at No. 14 and is followed by No. 16 Penn State, No. 17 Illinois and No. 21 Nebraska.

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Weekly Award Wrap-Up

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Eight Big Ten student-athletes in three different sports collected awards from the conference office during the week of May 12. Below is the complete list of honorees.

Baseball
Player of the Week - Sam Travis, IND
Pitcher of the Week - Evan Hill, MICH
Co-Freshmen of the Week - Brett Adcock, MICH & Tanner Tully, OSU

Men's Outdoor Track & Field

Track Athlete of the Week - Sean Pille, NEB
Field Athlete of the Week - Michael Lihrman, WIS

Women's Outdoor Track & Field
Track Athlete of the Week - Cindy Ofili, MICH
Field Athlete of the Week - Melissa Kurzdorfer, PSU

NFCA All-Region Teams Include 38 Big Ten Standouts

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The NFCA All-Region Teams were released on Thursday, with 38 Big Ten softball student-athletes garnering recognition. Fourteen players were named first-team All-Region. All honorees are now eligible for selection to one of the three NFCA Division I All-American teams.

Below is a summary of the Big Ten student-athletes that collected NFCA All-Region accolades:

Great Lakes Region First Team
Haylie Wagner, Pitcher, Michigan
Sara Moulton, Pitcher, Minnesota
Brianna LeBeau, 2B, Northwestern
Kaitlyn Richardson, 3B, Minnesota
Sierra Romero, SS, Michigan
Nicole Sappingfield, OF, Michigan
Mary Massei, OF, Wisconsin
Taylor Hasselbach, DP, Michigan

Great Lakes Region Second Team
Kristen Wood, Pitcher, Northwestern
Taylor-Paige Stewart, Pitcher, Wisconsin
Cassandra Darrah, Pitcher, Wisconsin
Michelle Mueller, 3B, Wisconsin
Tyler Walker, SS, Minnesota
Sierra Lawrence, OF, Michigan
Emily Allard, OF, Northwestern
Lyndsay Doyle, OF, Michigan
Sara Groenewegen, P/UT, Minnesota
Andrea Filler, DP, Northwestern

Great Lakes Region Third Team
Chloe Miller, Catcher, Wisconsin
Caitlin Blanchard, 1B, Michigan
Erica Meyer, 2B, Minnesota
Andrea DiPrima, OF, Northwestern
Stephanie Peace, 1B, Wisconsin

Midwest Region First Team
Emily Lockman, Pitcher, Nebraska
Taylor Edwards, Catcher, Nebraska
Hailey Decker, 2B, Nebraska
Tori Chiodo, 3B, Purdue
Andie Varsho, OF, Purdue
Tatum Edwards, P/UT, Nebraska

Midwest Region Second Team
Danielle Fletcher, Catcher, Purdue
Megan Blank, SS, Iowa
Taylor Watkins, OF, Ohio State
Katy McJunkin, DP, Purdue

Midwest Region Third Team

Lilly Fecho, Pitcher Purdue
Ashley Burkhardt, 1B, Purdue
Evelyn Carrillo, 1B, Ohio State
Allie Bauch, 2B, Illinois
Kylie Johnson, OF, Illinois  
Seventeen Big Ten student-athletes earned first-team Capital One Academic All-District honors, as announced on Thursday. The honorees are now eligible for Academic All-America consideration. The complete list of Big Ten Academic All-District award recipients can be found below.

Men's At-Large Academic All-District
District 2
David Taylor, PSU - wrestling

District 5
Mike Wilner, ILL - gymnastics
Eric Ress, IND - swimming & diving
Connor Jaeger, MICH- swimming & diving
Greg Wolfe, MSU - ice hockey
Michael Newburger, OSU - gymnastics
Jamie Bissett, PUR - swimming & diving

District 6
Nick Caldwell, WIS - swimming & diving

District 7
Eric Schryver, NEB - gymnastics

Women's At-Large Academic All-District
District 2
Laura Gebhart, PSU - field hockey
Gabrielle Shishkoff, PSU - swimming & diving

District 5
Shae Fournier, IND - water polo
Brooklynn Snodgrass, IND - swimming & diving
Courtney Beidler, MICH - swimming & diving

District 6

Kimberly Dinh, WIS - golf
Elizabeth Schoenfeldt, WIS - rowing

District 7
Emily Wong, NEB - gymnastics

For the complete list of honorees, click here for men's and here for women's.

In The Polls

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Five Big Ten women's rowing squads are ranked in the latest CRCA/USRowing Coaches poll, released on Wednesday. Ohio State leads conference squads, checking in at No. 2, while Michigan joins the Buckeyes in the top 10 at No. 9. Indiana follows at No. 13, while Wisconsin sits at No. 16 and Michigan State rounds out the poll at No. 20. Iowa was receiving votes in the ranking.

For the complete poll, click here.

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