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In The Polls

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The Penn State women's outdoor track & field team is ranked in the latest USTFCCCA poll, which was released on Tuesday. The Nittany Lions check in at No. 15.

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In The Polls

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Four Big Ten Men's Outdoor Track & Field squads appear in the latest USTFCCCA poll, released on Tuesday. Wisconsin leads conference teams at No. 14 and is followed by No. 16 Nebraska, No. 17 Penn State and No. 20 Illinois.

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Weekend Schedule

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Friday, May 9
#24 MICHIGAN at Toledo Invitational - Toledo, Ohio
MICHIGAN STATE at GVSU Last Chance - Allendale, Mich.
MINNESOTA at UW-La Crosse Eagle Open - La Crosse, Wis.
#19 PENN STATE at Jim Thorpe Invite - University Park, Pa.

Saturday, May 10
MICHIGAN STATE at GVSU Last Chance - Allendale, Mich.
#25 NEBRASKA at Nebraska Invitational - Lincoln, Neb.
WISCONSIN at Wisconsin Open - Madison, Wis.


Weekend Schedule

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Friday, May 9
MICHIGAN at Toledo Invitational - Toledo, Ohio
MICHIGAN STATE at GVSU Last Chance - Allendale, Mich.
MINNESOTA at UW-La Crosse Eagle Open - La Crosse, Wis.
MINNESOTA at UNI Mark Messersmith - Cedar Falls, Iowa
#17 PENN STATE at Jim Thorpe Invite - University Park, Pa.

Saturday, May 10
MICHIGAN STATE at GVSU Last Chance - Allendale, Mich.
#16 NEBRASKA at Nebraska Invitational - Lincoln, Neb.
#15 WISCONSIN at Wisconsin Open - Madison, Wis.


Weekly Award Wrap-Up

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Eighteen Big Ten student-athletes in five different sports collected awards from the conference office during the week of May 5. Below is the complete list of honorees.

Baseball
Player of the Week - Casey Fletcher, ILL
Pitcher of the Week - Joey DeNato, IND
Freshman of the Week - Ben Miller, NEB

Women's Rowing
Boat of the Week - First Varsity Eight, WIS (coxswain Marie Hebert, Gillian Cooper, Monica Whitehouse, Hannah Schwartz, Kristine Kammers, Steph Malchine, Anne Rauschert, Libby O'Rourke and Brianna Dahm)

Softball
Player of the Week - Mari Majam, NU
Pitcher & Freshman of the Week - Brandi Needham, ILL

Men's Outdoor Track & Field

Track Athlete of the Week - Brannon Kidder, PSU
Field Athlete of the Week - Zach Siegmeier, MINN

Women's Outdoor Track & Field
Track Athlete of the Week - Kiah Seymour, PSU
Field Athlete of the Week - Kelsie Ahbe, IND

Michigan's Megan Betsa and Minnesota's Sara Groenewegen were named finalists for the inaugural NFCA Division I National Freshman of the Year Trophy on Thursday.

Betsa boasts a 15-3 record in the circle and an ERA of 1.90. In 103.0 innings, Betsa has recorded 125 strikeouts and pitched a total of 11 complete games. Groenewegen became the first Golden Gopher to collect both Pitcher and Freshman of the Year honors in the same season.

The hurlers are among the conference leaders in several statistical categories in Big Ten games only. Below is a summary:

Earned Run Average
(2) Sara Groenewegen: 1.75
(3) Megan Betsa: 1.92      

Opposing Batting Average
(2) Sara Groenewegen - .142
(3) Megan Betsa - .176

Hits Allowed
(1) Megan Betsa: 27
(2) Sara Groenewegen: 30

Runs Allowed
(T-1) Megan Betsa: 14
(3) Sara Groenewegen: 16

     





 
Michigan's Sierra Romero was named one of 10 finalists for the 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. She is hitting .511 on the season, which would mark the single-season Big Ten record for batting average in all games.

The top three finalists will be announced May 21, with the winner of the 2014 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Award revealed on May 27.

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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Five Big Ten women's rowing teams 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. 15 and Michigan State rounds out the poll at No. 20. Iowa was 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. 19, while Michigan and Nebraska follow at No. 24 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. 15 and is followed by No. 16 Nebraska, No. 17 Penn State and No. 20 Illinois.

For the complete poll, click here.