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)