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The Big Ten announced on Thursday the 22 student-athletes named Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners for the 2009-10 academic year. These individuals were chosen from a group of 276 student-athletes honored throughout the academic year who had displayed positive sportsmanship.

One member of each varsity sports team on every campus was chosen by his or her institution as a Sportsmanship Award honoree. From each university's list, two Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners were then selected. All of the Sportsmanship Award honorees have distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior. In addition, these student-athletes must be in good academic standing and must have demonstrated good citizenship outside of the sports-competition setting.

For a complete list of the 2010 Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners, click here.

XC/T&F: Academic All-District Teams Announced

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It was announced on Thursday that 15 Big Ten student-athletes were selected to the 2010 CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District Men's and Women's Track/Cross Country Teams. Those earning first-team selections are now eligible for All-America consideration.

The complete list of Academic All-District members can be found below.

Division II
First Team
Bridget Franek, PSU
Tyler McCandless, PSU

Division IV
First Team

Kaitlyn Peake, MICH
Anthony Agrusa, MSU
Elon Simms, OSU

Division V
First Team

Angela Bizzarri, ILL
Heather Dorniden, MINN
Megan Duwell, MINN
Aaron Studt, MINN
Mike Torchia, MINN
Jack Bolas, WIS

Second team
Sarah Pease, IND
Alicia Rue, MINN
Chavon Robinson, WIS
Megan Seidl, WIS

The start lists for those student-athletes who have qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships has been released by the NCAA. Click here to check out the complete lineups for the national meet, which will be held June 9-12 at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Ore.

Track and Field: NCAA Preliminary Round Lineups Set

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The NCAA announced on Friday the qualifiers for the 2010 Men's and Women's Outdoor Track and Field East and West Preliminary Rounds, scheduled for May 27-29. The East Region Preliminary Round will take place in Greensboro, N.C., while the West Region will compete in Austin, Texas.

The top 48 competitors in each event and 24 relay teams from each region will compete at their respective site. The top 12 finishers in each event from each region will advance to the NCAA Championships, scheduled for June 9-12 at the University of Oregon.

Men's East Region | Men's West Region
Women's East Region | Women's West Region

Men's Decathletes Selected to NCAA Championships
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Women's Heptathletes Selected to NCAA Championships

The final day of the 2010 Big Ten Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the Robert C. Haugh Track and Field Complex at Indiana University saw the Minnesota men and Penn State women successfully defend their championships from a year ago.

More information and complete results can be found here.

Track and Field: Big Ten Championships Begin Friday

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The Big Ten Outdoor Track and Field Championships are set to begin Friday morning and will run through Sunday afternoon. The Robert C. Haugh Track and Field Complex on the Indiana University campus will serve as the host site for both the men's and women's championships.

The Minnesota men eye their second straight Big Ten title, while the Penn State women look to make it three in a row this weekend.

A complete preview of this weekend's championships can be found here.

W T&F: Athletes of the Week

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Women's Track Athlete of the Week:
Bridget Franek, Penn State
Sr., Hiram, Ohio/Crestwood

Franek wins the second Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week honor of her career and first of the 2010 season. The senior recorded the nation's best time in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Penn State Outdoor Open this weekend, setting the track's top time in the process. She crossed the line in 9:54.70, an effort that is best in the NCAA Eastern standings by nearly 10 seconds and the fastest conference time by almost 11 seconds.

Last Penn State Track Athlete of the Week: Shavon Greaves (April 7, 2010)

Women's Field Athlete of the Week:
Faith Sherrill, Indiana
Jr., Fort Wayne, Ind./Northrop

Sherrill earns her first career Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week honor after scoring two first-place finishes and a school record over the weekend at the Billy Hayes Invitational. The junior topped the field in the hammer throw with a toss of 58.46 meters (191-9) to set the Indiana record in the event. She also finished first in the discus with an effort of 46.50 meters (152-7). Her day ended with a second-place effort, first among collegians, in the shot put with a throw of 15.38 meters (50-5.5).

Last Indiana Field Athlete of the Week: Stephanie Chin (April 15, 2009)

W T/F: Athletes of the Week

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Women's Co-Track Athletes of the Week:
Angela Bizzarri, Illinois
Sr., Mason, Ohio/Mason

Bizzarri wins Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week honors for the third time in her career and first time of the 2010 season. She recorded the nation's second-fastest time in the 5,000 meters this year at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational over the weekend, clocking in at 15:37.21 to finish sixth overall in the race and second among collegians. The reigning NCAA Champion in the event, Bizzarri was four seconds off her school record.

Last Illinois Track Athlete of the Week: Angela Bizzarri (April 22, 2009)

Betsy Flood, Iowa
So., Des Moines, Iowa/Dowling

Flood wins Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week honors for the first time after taking first place in the 3,000 meters at the Musco Twilight over the weekend. She crossed the tape with a personal-best time of 9:22.63, which ranks as the third-fastest time in the NCAA this season and the third-fastest in program history. She takes home Iowa's first Track Athlete of the Week honor in over two years.

Last Iowa Track Athlete of the Week: Diane Nukuri (April 8, 2008)

Women's Field Athlete of the Week:
Erin Pendleton, Michigan
Fr., Lindsey, Ohio/Woodmore

Pendleton wins her second straight Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week honor, claiming the award off the strength of the nation's best throw in the discus her last time out. At the Jesse Owens Classic over the weekend, Pendleton recorded the NCAA's top toss of the season with an effort of 186-7 (56.87 meters), which also set a new Michigan record, winning the event for her second straight meet.

Last Michigan Field Athlete of the Week: Erin Pendleton (April 28, 2010)

W T/F: Athletes of the Week

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The conference office announced on Wednesday that Indiana's Sarah Pease and Ohio State's Letecia Wright earned Women's Track Athlete of the Week honors, while Michigan's Erin Pendleton and Penn State's Karlee McQuillen were named Women's Co-Field Athletes of the Week.

For compmlete information on this week's winners, click here.

W T/F: Athletes of the Week

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Women's Track Athlete of the Week:
Letecia Wright, Ohio State
Jr., Baltimore, Md./Western

Wright claims her first career Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week honor after posting a top-10 time nationally and finishing second in the 100-meter hurdles over the weekend at the Mt. SAC Relays at Mt. San Antonio College. The junior set two personal records, including her time of 13.17 in the hurdles, which is the best in the Big Ten this season and seventh-fastest in the NCAA. It is the fifth-best time in Ohio State history, while her time of 11.85 in the 100-meter dash is eighth-best in the conference this season.

Last Ohio State Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week: Jordan Jennewine (April 1, 2009)

Women's Field Athlete of the Week:
Aja Evans, Illinois
Sr. - Chicago, Ill. - Morgan Park

Senior Aja Evans collects her third consecutive weekly honor after finishing first in the shot put with a toss of 55-9 (16.99 meters) at the LSU Alumni Gold Invitational last weekend. The senior now owns the second-best mark in the country in the event this season and is just .04 meters off from her school record. Overall, Evans has won six Big Ten Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week honors in her career.

Last Illinois Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week: Aja Evans (April 14, 2010)