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Thirty Big Ten student-athletes in 11 different sports collected
awards from the conference office during the week of Jan. 13. Below is
the complete list of honorees.
Player of the Week - Roy Devyn Marble, IOWA
Freshman of the Week - Noah Vonleh, IND
Player of the Week - Ameryst Alston, OSU
Player of the Week Honor Roll - Samantha Logic, IOWA; Annalise Pickrel, MSU; Rachel Banham, MINN
Freshman of the Week - Aerial Powers, MSU
Gymnast of the Week - Trevor Howard, PSU
Freshman of the Week - Chandler Eggleston, ILL
Gymnast of the Week - Emily Wong, NEB
Event Specialist of the Week - Natalie Beilstein, MICH
Freshman of the Week - Nicole Artz, MICH
First Star - Michael Mersch, WIS
Second Star - Ryan Dzingel, OSU
Third Star - Adam Wilcox, MINN
Men's Indoor Track & Field
Co-Track Athletes of the Week - Joe McAsey, ILL & Demoye Bogle, OSU
Field Athlete of the Week - Chukwuebuka Enekwechi, PUR
Women's Indoor Track & Field
Track Athlete of the Week - Chesna Sykes, OSU
Field Athlete of the Week - Dani Bunch, PUR
Men's Swimming & Diving
Swimmer of the Week - Dylan Bosch, MICH
Diver of the Week - Jamie Bissett, PUR
Freshman of the Week - Daryl Turner, MINN
Women's Swimming & Diving
Co-Swimmers of the Week - Carly Mercer, PUR & Ivy Martin, WIS
Diver of the Week - Michelle Cabassol, PUR
Freshman of the Week - Meagan Lim, PUR
Athlete of the Week - Drew Lied, MSU
Co-Wrestlers of the Week - Tony Ramos, IOWA & Mike McMullan, NU
ILLINOIS at Hawaii Tournament  - All Day
IOWA and NORTHWESTERN at Wildcat Winter Duals  - All Day
PURDUE at Purdue Invite  - All Day
INDIANA at IU Winter Invitational  - All Day
MICHIGAN at Michigan Invitational  - All Day
OHIO STATE at Baylor - 1 p.m. CT
OHIO STATE vs. Prairie View A&M  - 6 p.m. ET
Cleveland State at PENN STATE - 9:30 a.m. ET
Bucknell at PENN STATE - 2 p.m. ET
Toledo at MICHIGAN STATE - 11 a.m. ET
Detroit at MICHIGAN STATE - 5 p.m. ET
Eastern Michigan at MINNESOTA - 12 p.m. CT
Northern Iowa at MINNESOTA - 6:30 p.m. CT
Navy at PENN STATE - 2 p.m. ET
 Maui, Hawaii
 Evanston, Ill.
 West Lafayette, Ind.
 Bloomington, Ind.
 Ann Arbor, Mich.
 Waco, Texas
INDIANA at UCF Invitational  - All Day
Detroit Mercy at MICHIGAN STATE - 10 a.m. ET
Toledo at MICHIGAN STATE - 6 p.m. ET
 Orlando, Fla.
Olympic medalist and five-time NCAA Champion Derek Drouin of Indiana added another honor to his impressive list of accolades as he was
selected as the winner of the 2013 Bowerman Trophy - the highest honor
given to the most outstanding male and female student-athletes in
collegiate track & field. Drouin becomes the first Big Ten student-athlete to take home the award.
It was a banner year for Drouin, as the indoor and outdoor US Track
& Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Indoor and
Outdoor National Field Athlete of the Year. He became the first to sweep
both the indoor and outdoor NCAA Division I high jump titles in one
academic year since he did so in 2010, becoming the NCAA's first
five-time high jump champion. The Canadian won at heights of 7-8 (2.34m)
or greater and took cracks at collegiate records at both championships.
He finished unbeaten in nine collegiate high jump finals between
indoors and outdoors. For his accomplishments on the year, Drouin was
named the Jesse Owens Big Ten Male Athlete of the Year.
For his Indiana track & field career, Drouin was a seven-time
All-American and became the first athlete in NCAA history to win five
NCAA titles in the high jump. Drouin also earned two Bronze Medals, one
from the 2012 London Olympics and one at the 2013 World Championships.
Two-time Big Ten Women's Tennis Athlete of the Year Mary Weatherholt (Nebraska) is among the honorees for the NCAA Today's Top 10 Award, which recognizes student-athletes for their
successes on the fields and courts, in the classroom and in the
community. The award recipients completed their athletics eligibility
during the 2012-13 academic year and will be recognized at the Honors
Celebration during the NCAA Convention in January in San Diego, Calif.
Weatherholt graduated from Nebraska as the first student-athlete in the school's
history to win a combined 200 matches in singles and doubles.
Weatherholt leads her school in career combined wins, career singles
wins, career singles winning percentage, season combined victories,
season singles winning percentage and season singles victories. She was
twice named First-Team All-Big Ten and was the NCAA singles runner-up in
2013. Weatherholt was an NCAA/ITA First-Team All-American for singles and
doubles. She received the Big Ten Medal of Honor in 2013 as an indication of
her dedication to academics and athletics. As a leader on and off the
court, Weatherholt received the 2013 ITA National Cissie Leary
Sportsmanship AwardFull Release
Four women's tennis players from Michigan are taking part in the 2013 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships, being held Nov. 7-10 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y. Ronit Yurovsky and Emina Bektas will take part in both singles and doubles play. Yurovsky will partner Sarah Lee in doubles action while Bektas will play with Brooke Bolender.ITA Web page
Five Big Ten men's tennis players are taking part in the 2013 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships, being held Nov. 7-10 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y. Jared Hiltzik from Illinois and Peter Kobelt from Ohio State each earned spots in the singles draw. In doubles action, Kobelt will team with Kevin Metka to represent the Buckeyes in a bracket that also includes the tandem of Ross Guignon and Tim Kopinski from Illinois.ITA Web page
Ohio State swept the singles and doubles titles at the ITA Midwest Regional Championships, held Oct. 17-22 at the Varsity Tennis Center in Columbus, Ohio. Peter Kobelt
won the singles title before partnering with Kevin Metka
to capture the doubles crown. Both players now advance to the ITA National Indoor Championships, to be held Nov. 7-10, in Flushing, N.Y.
Michigan's Ronit Yurovsky and Sarah Lee each claimed titles at the ITA Midwest Regional Championships, held Oct. 10-15 at the Varsity Tennis Center in Ann Arbor, Mich. Yurovsky claimed the singles crown and also partnered with Lee to win the doubles title at the event. They next advance to the ITA National Indoor Championships, to be held Nov. 7-10, in Flushing, N.Y.
Five teams and 24 Big Ten softball players were recognized by the NFCA as All-Academic teams and All-American Scholar Athletes, the Association announced on Monday. Collecting All-Academic team plaudits were Illinois, Indiana, Northwestern, Ohio State and defending Big Ten Tournament Champion Wisconsin.
The All-America Scholar Athlete award is bestowed upon any player submitted by a member coach who achieved a 3.50 grade point average or higher during the 2012-13 academic year. NFCA All-Academic teams that compiled at least a 2.9 cumulative team GPA were also recognized.
Below is a list of 2012-13 Big Ten softball players that were named All-America Scholar Athletes. Returning players for the 2014 campaign are denoted in Bold.
2012-13 BIG TEN SOFTBALL ALL-AMERICAN SCHOLAR ATHLETES
Name, School, GPA
Allison Bauch, Illinois, 3.69
Kylie Johnson, Illinois, 3.63
Jenna Mychko, Illinois, 3.64
Kaitlin Repole, Illinois, 3.77
Jami Schkade, Illinois, 3.62
Jade Smith, Illinois, 3.54
Dana Sullivan, Illinois, 3.59
Jenna Abraham, Indiana, 3.58
Kelsey Brannon, Indiana, 4.0
Kassi Farmer, Indiana, 3.87
Amanda Mehrsheikh, Northwestern, 3.8
Emily Allard, Northwestern, 3.68
Marisa Bast, Northwestern, 3.86
Julia Kuhn, Northwestern, 3.8
Mari Majam, Northwestern, 3.59
Kristin Scharkey, Northwestern, 3.96
Paige Tonz, Northwestern, 3.59
Lauren Tyndall, Northwestern, 3.5
Brittany Mills, Ohio State, 3.92
Olivia O'Reilly, Ohio State, 3.64
Audrey Plant, Ohio State, 3.5
Melissa Rennie, Ohio State, 4.0
Taylor Stewart, Wisconsin, 3.889
Maria Van Abel, Wisconsin, 3.731