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WXC/TRK: Five Named Academic All-Americans

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Five Big Ten student-athletes have earned spots on the Capital One Academic All-America Women's Track & Field and Cross Country teams, it was announced on Wednesday. Indiana's Vera Neuenswander received first-team honors, while teammate Faith Sherrill and Michigan's Kaitlyn Peale earned second-team laurels. The Hoosiers' Chelsea Blanchard and Sarah Pease picked up third-team accolades to round out the group of Big Ten honorees.

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WTRK: Thirty-Four Big Ten Athletes Named All-Americans

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Thirty-four Big Ten women's outdoor track and field athletes have been named USTFCCCA All-Americans as announced on Monday. Fifteen Big Ten athletes earned first-team honors after placing in the top eight in their respective events at the NCAA Championships, while 19 picked up second-team honors. The complete list of Big Ten All-Americans can be found below. 

ALL-AMERICA FIRST TEAM
Ashley Kelly, ILL - 400m dash
Kelsie Ahbe, IND - pole vault
Vera Neuenswander, IND - pole vault
Faith Sherrill, IND - shot put
Emily MacLeod, MSU - 5000m run
Beth Rohl, MSU - discus
Christina Manning, OSU - 100m hurdles
Letecia Wright, OSU - 100m hurdles
Doris Anyanwu, PSU - 4x400m relay
Megan Duncan, PSU - 4x400m relay
Shavon Greaves, PSU - 4x400m relay
Ijeoma Iheoma, PSU - 4x400m relay
Stacey Wannemacher, PUR - shot put
Dorcas Akinniyi, WIS - heptathlon
Jessica Flax, WIS - heptathlon

ALL-AMERICA SECOND TEAM
Melissa Bates, ILL - 4x100m relay
Chantelle Groenewoud, ILL - 3000m steeplechase
Ashley Kelly, ILL - 4x100m relay
Cheria Morgan, ILL - 4x100m relay
Tamika Robinson, ILL - 4x100m relay
Sarah Pease, IND - 3000m steeplechase
Betsy Flood, IOWA - 5000m run
Ashley Lawrence, MSU - discus
Beth Rohl, MSU - hammer throw
Nikki Swenson, MINN - 1500m run
Nicole Tzanakis, MINN - discus
Todea-Kay Willis, MINN - long jump
Christina Manning, OSU - 4x100m relay
Madison McNary, OSU - 4x100m relay
Chesna Sykes, OSU - 4x100m relay
Letecia Wright, OSU - 4x100m relay
Evonne Britton, PSU - 100m hurdles
Megan Duncan, PSU - 400m hurdles
Laura Loht, PSU - javelin
Karlee McQuillen, PSU - javelin
Emily Breslin, PUR - high jump
Monika Jakutyte, WIS - high jump
Emily Sisson, WIS - 5000m run
Two Big Ten student-athletes and two conference coaches have earned USTFCCCA Women's Outdoor Track and Field Regional awards as announced on Monday. The complete list of award winners hailing from Big Ten teams can be found below.

TRACK ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Christina Manning, Ohio State - Great Lakes Region

FIELD ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Beth Rohl, Michigan State - Great Lakes Region

COACH OF THE YEAR
Karen Dennis, Ohio State - Great Lakes Region

ASSISTANT COACH OF THE YEAR
John Newell, Michigan State - Great Lakes Region
Six Big Ten women's cross country and track and field student-athletes earned Capital One Academic All-District honors, announced on Thursday. Indiana's Chelsea Blanchard, Breanne Ehrman, Vera Neuenswander, Sarah Pease and Faith Sherrill were chosen to the District 5 First Team, while Michigan's Kaitlyn Peale was selected to the District 4 First Team. All six honorees are now eligible for Academic All-America consideration.

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The Big Ten will be well represented at the NCAA East and West Preliminary Rounds, scheduled for May 26-28. The conference will send 139 women track and field athletes to the following sites: Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State and Purdue travel to Bloomington, Ind., for the East Preliminary Round, while Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin head to Eugene, Ore., for the West Preliminary Round.

In order to qualify for the NCAA Championships, two preliminary rounds will narrow the field to the 24 that will advance to the NCAA Championships. At each preliminary site, 48 individuals and 24 relays will compete in each event. The top 12 individuals and relay teams from each preliminary will advance to the NCAA Championships, which will be held June 8-11, in Des Moines, Iowa.

For a full list of the qualifiers in both the East and West Regions, click here.

The conference office announced on Wednesday the weekly women's outdoor track and field awards. Indiana's Jordan Gray was recognized as Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week, while Minnesota's Samantha Sonnenberg garnered Field Athlete of the Week accolades.

2011 Women's Outdoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week

March 23      T: Chimerem Okoroji, Jr., MINN; F: Allison Liske, Jr., MICH
March 30      T: Letecia Wright, Sr., OSU; F: Vera Neuenswander, Sr., IND
April 6          T: Letecia Wright, Sr., OSU; F: Karlee McQuillen, Sr., PSU
April 13        T: Kelsey McHugh, Sr., OSU; F: Vera Neuenswander, Sr., IND
April 20        T: Jillian Smith, So., MICH; F: Jessica Flax, Jr., WIS
April 27        T: Christina Manning, Jr., OSU; F: Erin Pendleton, So., MICH
May 4          T: Letecia Wright, Sr., OSU; F: Faith Sherrill, Sr., IND
May 11         T: Jordan Gray, Jr., IND; F: Samantha Sonnenberg, Sr., MINN

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WTRK: Weekend Schedule

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MAY 6

Billy Hayes Invitational, All Day [1]

IOWA at Messersmith Invitational, All Day [2]

Len Paddock Invitational Day One, All Day [3]

MAY 7

Len Paddock Invitational Day Two, All Day [3]

WISCONSIN Twilight Invitational, All Day

[1] -- Bloomington, Ind.

[2] -- Cedar Falls, Iowa

[3] -- Ann Arbor, Mich.

WTRK: Weekend Schedule

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APRIL 28

Drake Relays Day One, All Day [1]

MICHIGAN at Hillsdale Relays Day One, All Day [2]

Penn Relays Day One, All Day [3]

APRIL 29

Drake Relays Day Two, All Day [1]

MICHIGAN at Hillsdale Relays Day Two, All Day [2]

Penn Relays Day Two, All Day [3]

WISCONSIN at Steve Scott Invitational Day One, All Day [4]

APRIL 30

Drake Relays Day Three, All Day [1]

MICHIGAN at Hillsdale Relays Day Three, All Day [2]

Penn Relays Day Three, All Day [3]

PURDUE at Stan Lyons Invitational, All Day [5]

WISCONSIN at Steve Scott Invitational Day Two, All Day [4]

 

[1] -- Des Moines, Iowa

[2] -- Hillsdale, Mich.

[3] -- Philadelphia, Pa.

[4] -- Irvine, Calif.

[5] -- Indianapolis, Ind.

The conference office announced on Wednesday the weekly women's outdoor track and field awards. Ohio State's Christina Manning garnered Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week accolades, while Michigan's Erin Pendleton earned Field Athlete of the Week.

March 23  T: Chimerem Okoroji, Jr., MINN; F: Allison Liske, Jr., MICH
March 30  T: Letecia Wright, Sr., OSU; F: Vera Neuenswander, Sr., IND
April 6  T: Letecia Wright, Sr., OSU; F: Karlee McQuillen, Sr., PSU
April 13 T: Kelsey McHugh, Sr., OSU; F: Vera Neuenswander, Sr., IND
April 20 T: Jillian Smith, So., MICH; F: Jessica Flax, Jr., WIS
April 27 T: Christina Manning, Jr., OSU; F: Erin Pendleton, So., MICH


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WTRK: Regional Rankings

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The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) released week four regional computer rankings for NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field on Tuesday. The Big Ten is well represented in three of the nine regions, including two number one teams. In the Great Lakes Region, Ohio State takes the top spot, with Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Michigan State and Purdue in the top six, respectively. Penn State ranks No. 1 in the Mid-Atlantic Region while Minnesota (3), Illinois (7) and Iowa (9) round out the top-10 in the Midwest section.

Click here for all the details regarding this week's regional rankings.