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Beilein Named NABC District 7 Coach of the Year

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Michigan's John Beilein was named the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) District 7 Coach of the Year on Thursday. Beilein guided Michigan to its first outright Big Ten title since 1986, the top seed in the Big Ten Tournament and into the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 for the second straight year.

Beilein picked up his 700th career coaching victory in the Wolverines' second round NCAA Tournament win against Wofford. Michigan is one of just five schools, along with Arizona, Florida, Louisville and Michigan State, to reach the Sweet 16 in each of the past two seasons.

Beilein was also named Big Ten Coach of the Year by the media and the USBWA District V Coach of the Year. On March 20, he was also named one of five finalists for the Naismith Men's College Coach of the Year Award by the Atlanta Tip-Off Club.

Michigan will take on No. 11 seed Tennessee in the Sweet 16 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis Friday beginning at 7:15 p.m. ET.

Wisconsin Takes on Baylor in Sweet 16

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Second-seeded Wisconsin will resume its run in the NCAA Tournament on Thursday, taking on No. 6 Baylor at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.

WEST REGION
Thursday, March 27 (Anaheim, Calif.)
No. 2 WISCONSIN vs. No. 6 Baylor, 7:47 p.m. (TBS)

All times Eastern

The Big Ten Conference on Wednesday recognized a total of 678 winter sports student-athletes who have been named to the Academic All-Conference team, which included 183 men's swimmers and divers. To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten selection, student-athletes must be letterwinners who are in at least their second academic year at their institution and carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher.

The list of players included 112 repeat winners, including 50 three-time honorees, one four-time honoree and one five-time honoree. For more on the Academic All-Big Ten selections, click here. The full list of Academic All-Big Ten women's swimmers and divers is below.

Hailey Booth, ILL (2)
Cara Chuang, ILL (3)
Jessica Clifford, ILL
Jennifer Coady, ILL
Kayla Dlugopolski, ILL
Emily Fung, ILL (2)
Anne Goering, ILL (3)
Stephanie Hein, ILL
Jessica Holz, ILL (2)
Erica Lynn, ILL (4)
Lori Lynn, ILL
Megan Marchuk, ILL (2)
Callan McDermott, ILL (2)
Sloane McDermott, ILL
Alison Meng, ILL (2)
Erika Murphy, ILL (2)
Courtney Pope, ILL (2)
Sarah Sykstus, ILL
Alyssa Toland, ILL (3)
Kirsten Zborek, ILL
Stephanie Armstrong, IND (3)
Allie Day, IND (2)
Kate Hillman, IND (3)
Cassidy Kahn, IND (5)
Brenna MacLean, IND (3)
Cynthia Pammett, IND (2)
Bronwyn Pasloski, IND
Brooklynn Snodgrass, IND
Dorina Szekeres, IND (2)
Rachel Thompson, IND
Lindsay Vrooman, IND (3)
Madelon Webb, IND (2)
Elaine Boosalis, IOWA (2)
Elise Borja, IOWA (3)
Pamela Breitrick, IOWA (2)
Maddie Bro, IOWA
Joelle Christy, IOWA (3)
Lauren Drennan, IOWA (3)
Haley Gordon, IOWA
Abby Grilli, IOWA (3)
Maggie Hofstadter, IOWA
Ashley Horodyski, IOWA
Emily Hovren, IOWA (3)
Aubrey Kumm, IOWA (2)
Hannah Maher, IOWA (2)
Taylor Newgaard, IOWA (3)
Allie Orvis, IOWA
Lindsay Seemann, IOWA
Abbey Tuchscherer, IOWA
Samantha Wagner, IOWA
Karolina Wartalowicz, IOWA (3)
Courtney Beidler, MICH (3)
Emily Boyd, MICH (2)
Erin Cameron, MICH (3)
Carey Chen, MICH
Angela Chokran, MICH (3)
Sarah Kamstra, MICH
Yin Yan (Claudia) Lau, MICH (2)
Brianna Maroukis, MICH (3)
Zoe Mattingly, MICH
Sharalynn Missiuna, MICH
Olivia Samoray, MICH
Molly Schaefer, MICH (2)
Becca Berman, MSU (2)
Marina Borri, MSU
Cristee Cordes, MSU
Jessica Cutler, MSU (2)
Kelly Delorme, MSU (2)
Jessika Hall, MSU
Marcella Kupraszewicz, MSU (2)
Alison Menzies, MSU (2)
Taylor Mullahy, MSU
Emily Parsons, MSU
Hannah Pugh, MSU (2)
Erica Shurmur, MSU
Jill Stoneburg, MSU
Summer Strickler, MSU (3)
Jessica Wellick, MSU (3)
Whitney Woodbridge, MSU (3)
Kaela Anderson, MINN (2)
Katie Anton, MINN (2)
Heidi Busack, MINN (2)
Erin Caflisch, MINN (3)
Christie Clarke, MINN
Katy Etterman, MINN (2)
Samantha Harding, MINN
Kiera Janzen, MINN (2)
Maggie Keefer, MINN (3)
Amelia Marsh, MINN (2)
Haley Pietila, MINN
Jessica Plant, MINN (2)
Chloe Portela, MINN
Monica Radecke, MINN (2)
Jessica Ramberg, MINN
Tori Simenec, MINN (2)
Devin Ste. Marie, MINN (2)
Hailey Szews, MINN (3)
Lauren Votava, MINN
Rebecca Weiland, MINN (2)
Blake Zeiger, MINN (2)
Alexandra Bilunas, NEB
Taryn Collura, NEB
Michaela Cunningham, NEB
Bria Deveaux, NEB
Kelly Dunn, NEB (2)
Morgan Flannigan, NEB (2)
Ashleigh Grammar, NEB (3)
Shannon Guy, NEB (3)
Samantha Hardewig, NEB
Ciara Jenkins, NEB (2)
Jacqueline Juffer, NEB
Payton Michaud, NEB (3)
Natalie Morris, NEB (2)
Bailey Pons, NEB (3)
Nicole Schwery, NEB
Kristin Strecker, NEB (2)
Megan Ziemann, NEB (3)
Ellen Anderson, NU
Mary Kate Campbell, NU (3)
Erika Elliott, NU
Fallon Fitzpatrick, NU (3)
Sarah Goss, NU
Caroline Grant, NU
Madeline Klichowski, NU (2)
Emily Launer, NU
Cosima Lenz, NU (3)
Valerie Nubbe, NU (2)
Jackie Powell, NU (3)
Julia Pratt, NU
Becca Soderholm, NU (3)
Erin Sosdian, NU (3)
Phoebe Cater, OSU (3)
Mary Sarah Cruzan, OSU (3)
Lauren Davis, OSU (2)
Rachael Dzierzak, OSU
Taylor Ford, OSU (2)
Annelise Jongekrijg, OSU
Luchansky Katy, OSU
Alex Norris, OSU (3)
Camey Rabold, OSU
Aliena Schmidtke, OSU
Michelle Williams, OSU (3)
Alyson Ackman, PSU
Jenna Bickel, PSU
Carolyn Fitten, PSU
Meredith Harbison, PSU (2)
Katelyn Miller, PSU (2)
Mackenzie Powers, PSU (3)
Sierra Scoggin, PSU
Gabrielle Shishkoff, PSU
Haley Sinatro, PSU
Claire Singley, PSU (3)
Megan Siverling, PSU (2)
Sarah Somers, PSU (3)
Megan Springsteen, PSU (3)
Chelsea Vanderweele, PSU
Chelsea Weedman, PSU (3)
Brynja Winnan, PSU (3)
Michelle Cabassol, PUR
Julia Comodeca, PUR (3)
Allie Davis, PUR
Mary Beth Dunnichay, PUR
Samantha Feulner, PUR
Lew Gerbrandt, PUR
Tracy Glaser, PUR (3)
Anji Li, PUR (2)
Lizzy Lyon, PUR
Francesca Marr, PUR (2)
Carly Marshall, PUR (2)
Madison Monteiro, PUR
Nika Karlina Petric, PUR
Rhiannon Sheets, PUR (2)
Alex Todd, PUR (2)
MacKenzie Tweardy, PUR (2)
Kylie Vogel, PUR (2)
Katie Delaney, WIS (2)
Jennah Haney, WIS (3)
Rachel Johnson, WIS
Ivy Martin, WIS (2)
Trisha Nelson, WIS
Caroline Palm, WIS (2)
Rebecka Palm, WIS (3)
Aja Van Hout, WIS (2)

The Big Ten Conference on Wednesday recognized a total of 678 winter sports student-athletes who have been named to the Academic All-Conference team, which included 143 men's swimmers and divers. To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten selection, student-athletes must be letterwinners who are in at least their second academic year at their institution and carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher.

The list of players included 76 repeat winners, including 44 two-time honorees and 32 three-time honorees. For more on the Academic All-Big Ten selections, click here. The full list of Academic All-Big Ten men's swimmers and divers is below.

George Andrews, IND (3)
Ian Boggs, IND (2)
Curtis Goss, IND
Andrew Hull, IND
Mike Hurley, IND (2)
Tanner Kurz, IND
Cody Miller, IND (2)
Michael Mohler, IND (3)
Bryce Ogden, IND
Joe Powell, IND (2)
Eric Ress, IND (3)
Steve Schmuh, IND (2)
Grayson Smith, IND
John Winck, IND
Manuel Belzer, IOWA (3)
Addison Boshult, IOWA
Matthew Boyd, IOWA
David Ernstsson, IOWA
Charles Holliday, IOWA
Maverick Hovey, IOWA
Mike Nelson, IOWA
Tyler Nichols, IOWA
Kyle Noser, IOWA (3)
Andrew Parker, IOWA
Dustin Rhoads, IOWA (3)
Luke Snow, IOWA
Hassaan Abdel Khalik, MICH (3)
Kevin Bain, MICH (2)
Dylan Bosch, MICH
Peter Brumm, MICH
Kyle Duckitt, MICH (3)
Richard Funk, MICH (2)
Justin Glanda, MICH
Connor Jaeger, MICH (3)
Ryutaro Kamyia, MICH
Zach Kelch, MICH (3)
Nick Killeen, MICH
Dan Miller, MICH (2)
David Moore, MICH (3)
Bruno Ortiz, MICH (2)
Henry Parker, MICH
Jeremy Raisky, MICH
Will Raynor, MICH
Nate Rietberg, MICH (2)
James Ross, MICH (2)
Sean Ryan, MICH (2)
Paul Soley, MICH
John Wojciechowski, MICH (3)
Jake Austermann, MSU (3)
Eric Chisholm, MSU
Jacob Cook, MSU
Pat Falconer, MSU (3)
Drew Goins, MSU (3)
Nick Grider, MSU (2)
Adam Marsh, MSU
Charles Mauer, MSU
Nick McGowan, MSU (3)
Rob McGowan, MSU (2)
Nick Roberts, MSU (3)
Sam Schulze, MSU (3)
Michael Uggeri, MSU (3)
Bryan Williams, MSU (2)
David Zoltowski, MSU (2)
Benjamin Bravence, MINN
Alejandro Cisneros, MINN
Jason Hartbarger, MINN
Christopher Johnson, MINN
Erik Larsen, MINN (2)
Garin Marlow, MINN (2)
Ryan Miksch, MINN
Carl Newenhouse, MINN (2)
Emanuel Pollard, MINN
Logan Redondo, MINN
Derek Toomey, MINN (3)
Sandy Whitaker, MINN (2)
John Andrade, NU
Uula Auren, NU (2)
Van Donkergoed, NU
Brien Gerber, NU (3)
Ross McAuliffe, NU
Nick Pinkerton, NU (3)
Will Rosler, NU (2)
Aaron Sears, NU
Andrew Seitz, NU (2)
Tim Smith, NU (3)
Chase Stephens, NU (3)
Matt Wilcox, NU (2)
Jordan Wilimovsky, NU
Ian Betts, OSU (2)
Andrew Braun, OSU
Ryan Bubb, OSU
Keller Callahan, OSU
Chris Cowley, OSU (2)
Chris DePietro, OSU
Daniel DiSalle, OSU
Michael DiSalle, OSU (2)
Dmitry Dolgov, OSU (2)
Michael Gallagher, OSU (3)
Tamas Gercsak, OSU (2)
Peter Lyon, OSU
DJ MacDonald, OSU (2)
Connor McDonald, OSU
Alex Miller, OSU (2)
Jovan Mitrovic, OSU
Sean Monahan, OSU
Ray Osterhage, OSU (2)
Dominic Pecze, OSU (2)
Tyler Stevenson, OSU
David Stone, OSU
Garrett Trebilcock, OSU (3)
Gavin Trebilcock, OSU (2)
Rowan Williams, OSU (2)
Gunnar Wolfe, OSU
John Zucca, OSU (2)
Nicholas Ankosko, PSU
Shane Austin, PSU (2)
Jonathan Ekstrom, PSU (2)
Peter Fittin, PSU
Matthew Grillo, PSU
Scott Heil, PSU
Lucas Kachurick, PSU
Kyle Madley, PSU
Matthew Salig, PSU (3)
Nathaniel Savoy, PSU (2)
Timothy Schenkel, PSU (2)
Jonathan Seiferth, PSU
Andrew Sideras, PSU (3)
Collin Baker, PUR
Evan Barta, PUR
Jamie Bissett, PUR (2)
Matt Friede, PUR (3)
Eduard Galdeano, PUR (3)
Manuel Gutierrez, PUR (2)
Nate Hopkins, PUR
Bo Ilgenfritz, PUR
Jacob McGough, PUR (3)
Jan Karel Petric, PUR (2)
Jim Riegger, PUR
Jes Stephens, PUR
Luke Trimmer, PUR (3)
Nicholas Caldwell, WIS
Ryan O'Donnell, WIS
Drew teDuits, WIS (2)

The Big Ten Conference on Wednesday recognized a total of 678 winter sports student-athletes who have been named to the Academic All-Conference team, including 34 men's basketball players.

Men's Basketball Notables:
-Iowa's Mike Gesell maintained an unblemished 4.0 grade-point-average.
-Northwestern's Drew Crawford and Penn State's Tim Frazier both collected Academic All-Big Ten plaudits for the fourth time in their careers.
-Ohio State's Aaron Craft earned Academic All-Big Ten plaudits for the third straight season.

Below is a list of the conference's active men's basketball players that were tabbed Academic All-Big Ten.

Mike LaTulip, Illinois    
Jeff Howard, Indiana    
Peter Jurkin, Indiana
Jonny Marlin, Indiana
Taylor Wayer, Indiana (3)
Mike Gesell, Iowa
Jarrod Uthoff, Iowa
Adam Woodbury, Iowa
Brad Anlauf, Michigan
Jordan Morgan, Michigan
Trevor Bonhoff, Michigan State
Dan Chapman, Michigan State (3)
Matt Costello, Michigan State
Colby Wollenman, Michigan State
Kye Kurkowski, Nebraska (2)
Trevor Menke, Nebraska (2)
Shavon Shields, Nebraska
Sergej Vucetic, Nebraska
Kale Abrahamson, Northwestern
Nikola Cerina, Northwestern (2)
Drew Crawford, Northwestern (4)
Sanjay Lumpkin, Northwestern
Dave Sobolewski, Northwestern (2)
Aaron Craft, Ohio State (3)
Amedeo Della Valle, Ohio State
Jake Lorbach, Ohio State
Zach Cooper, Penn State
Tim Frazier, Penn State (4)
Kevin Montiminy, Penn State (2)
Rapheal Davis, Purdue
Ronnie Johnson, Purdue
Jon McKeeman, Purdue
Stephen Toyra, Purdue
Zach Bohannon, Wisconsin (2)

Fifty-Two Gymnasts Tabbed Academic All-Big Ten

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The Big Ten Conference on Wednesday recognized a total of 678 winter sports student-athletes who have been named to the Academic All-Conference team, which included 52 women's gymnasts. To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten selection, student-athletes must be letterwinners who are in at least their second academic year at their institution and carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher.

The list of players included 32 repeat winners, including three-time honorees Sarah Fiedler and Amber See of Illinois, Teresa Arthur of Michigan, Gillian Carr, Dani Levy and Alex Pace of Michigan State, Kayla Slechta of Minnesota, Jamie Schleppenbach and Emily Wong of Nebraska, Victoria Aepli, Alex DeLuca, Sarah Miller and Melanie Shaffer of Ohio State and Lindsay Musgrove of Penn State.

For more on the Academic All-Big Ten selections, click here. The full list of Academic All-Big Ten women's gymnasts is below.

Sarah Fiedler, ILL (3)
Heather Foley, ILL
Sunny Kato, ILL (2)
Elizabeth McNabb, ILL (2)
Jordan Naleway, ILL (2)
Giana O'Connor, ILL
Amber See, ILL (3)
Alie Glover, IOWA
Sydney Hoerr, IOWA (2)
Caitlin Tanzer, IOWA
Teresa Arthur, MICH (3)
Shelby Gies, MICH
Joanna Sampson, MICH
Austin Sheppard, MICH
Sachi Sugiyama, MICH (2)
Lindsay Williams, MICH
Reema Zakharia, MICH
Serena Bumbarger, MSU (2)
Gillian Carr, MSU (3)
Dani Levy, MSU (3)
Kelsey Mazur, MSU (2)
Ashley Noll, MSU (2)
Alex Pace, MSU (3)
Carson Tabiolo, MSU (2)
Justine Cherwink, MINN (2)
Madie Hanley, MINN
Lindsay Mable, MINN
Kylie Schermann, MINN (2)
Kayla Slechta, MINN (3)
Cierra Tomson, MINN (2)
Jordyn Beck, NEB
Hollie Blanske, NEB
Jessie DeZiel, NEB (2)
Amanda Lauer, NEB (2)
Jennifer Lauer, NEB
Madison McConkey, NEB
Jamie Schleppenbach, NEB (3)
Desire' Stephens, NEB (2)
Emily Wong, NEB (3)
Rachel Abram, OSU
Victoria Aepli, OSU (3)
Alex DeLuca, OSU (3)
Maggie Dunn, OSU
Sarah Grady, OSU (2)
Sarah Miller, OSU (3)
Melanie Shaffer, OSU (3)
Hannah Kobman, PSU
Lindsay Musgrove, PSU (3)
Samantha Musto, PSU
Savannah Soares, PSU
Kassidy Stauder, PSU (2)
Alexandra Witt, PSU (2)

Indiana's Miller Tabbed WBCA Region 6 Coach of the Year

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Indiana head women's basketball coach Curt Miller has been named the 2014 Russell Athletic/WBCA NCAA Division I Regional Coach of the Year for Region 6 as announced by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) on Wednesday.   With the regional recognition, Miller becomes one of eight finalists for National Coach of the Year.

Miller earns his fifth WBCA Regional Coach of the Year honor as he also earned the recognition during his head coaching tenure at Bowling Green State University in 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2012. 
 
All regional winners are finalists for the inaugural Pat Summit Trophy that will be presented to the Russell Athletic/WBCA National Coach of the Year.  Other region winners in 2014 include Geno Auriemma of Connecticut (Region 1), Muffet McGraw of Notre Dame (Region 2), Dawn Staley of South Carolina (Region 3), Jennifer Roos of Bowling Green (Region 4), Kim Mulkey of Baylor (Region 5), Ryun Williams of Colorado State (Region 7) and Scott Rueck of Oregon State (Region 8). 
 
The 2014 Russell Athletic/WBCA NCAA Division I National Coach of the Year will be announced during the fourth annual WBCA Awards Show on Monday, April 7, in the Omni Nashville Hotel's Broadway Ballroom. This event is part of the WBCA National Convention and is held in conjunction with the NCAA Women's Final Four.

WBCA Release

Indiana Release
The Big Ten Conference on Wednesday recognized a total of 678 winter sports student-athletes who have been named to the Academic All-Conference team, which included 97 wrestlers. To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten selection, student-athletes must be letterwinners who are in at least their second academic year at their institution and carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher.

The list of grapplers included 48 repeat winners, including five-time honoree James English of Penn State. Not only did fellow Nittany Lion and Big Ten Wrestler of the Year David Taylor win his fourth individual conference title this season, he was also named an Academic All-Big Ten selection for the fourth time. Other four-time honorees include Indiana's Ryan LeBlanc, Iowa's Joe DuCharme, Michigan State's Nick Kaczanowski, Minnesota's Kevin Steinhaus and Purdue's Camden Eppert and Kyle Mosier.

Twelve of the 97 grapplers who earned Academic All-Conference distinction also collected All-America laurels at the NCAA Championships this season: Iowa's Nathan Burak, Michigan's Steve Dutton, Michigan State's Michael McClure, Minnesota's Scott Schiller, Steinhaus and Danny Zilverberg, Nebraska's Robert Kokesh, Northwestern's Pierce Harger, Penn State's Matt Brown, English, Nico Megaludis and Taylor.

For more on the Academic All-Big Ten selections, click here. The full list of Academic All-Big Ten wrestlers is below.

Adam Acheson, ILL (3)
Logan Arlis, ILL (2)
Zac Brunson, ILL
Guy Kirby, ILL
Matt Nora, ILL (2)
Zane Richards, ILL
Steven Rodrigues, ILL (2)
Cheney Dale, IND (3)
Jonathan Edwards, IND
Matt Irick, IND 
Preston Keiffer, IND (3)
Ryan LeBlanc, IND (4)  
Trevor Moody, IND
Joe Randazzo, IND (2)
Alonzo Shepherd, IND
Nathan Burak, IOWA*
Joe DuCharme, IOWA (4)
Josh Dziewa, IOWA (3)
Jeremy Fahler, IOWA (2)
Brody Grothus, IOWA (2)
Josh Haug, IOWA (3)   
Kris Klapprodt, IOWA (2)
Alex Meyer, IOWA 
Steve Dutton, MICH*
Chris Heald, MICH (3)
Ben Ralston, MICH
Collin Zeerip, MICH (2)
Eric Ford, MSU (3)
Luke Jones, MSU   
Zach Juchartz, MSU
Nick Kaczanowski, MSU (4)  
Michael McClure, MSU* 
Nick McDiarmid, MSU
Kevin Nash, MSU (3) 
Nick Trimble, MSU   
Ryan Watts, MSU (2)
Jordan Wohlfert, MSU  
Garth Yenter, MSU
Jordan Bremer, MINN
Alex Daugherty, MINN
Thomas Giaimo, MINN (3)
Randy Hanson, MINN (2)
Corey Hodowanic, MINN (2)
Jordan Kingsley, MINN  
Michael Kroells, MINN 
Levi Nayes, MINN
Brett Pfarr, MINN  
Conrad Rangell, MINN
Scott Schiller, MINN (3)*   
Joshua Shupe, MINN
Pat Smith, MINN (2)  
Kevin Steinhaus, MINN (4)* 
Danny Zilverberg, MINN (2)*
Gage Anderson, NEB
Eric Coufal, NEB
Spencer Johnson, NEB (2)  
Adam Joseph, NEB
Robert Kokesh, NEB* 
Tim Lambert, NEB    
Shawn Nagel, NEB (3)
Ian Ousley, NEB (2) 
Aaron Studebaker, NEB 
Jake Sueflohn, NEB  
John Svoboda, NEB (3)
Austin Wilson, NEB (2)
John Coukos, NU (3)
Robert Coukos, NU
Pat Greco, NU (3)
Pierce Harger, NU (3)* 
Dylan Marriott, NU
Justin Meyers, NU
Garrison White, NU
Jacob Bresciani, OSU
Josh Fox, OSU
Ray Gordon, OSU
Randy Languis, OSU
Ian Paddock, OSU (3)
Josh Whitt, OSU 
Matthew Brown, PSU (2)*  
James English, PSU (5)*
Jonathan Gingrich, PSU
Nicholas Megaludis, PSU (2)*
David Taylor, PSU (4)*
Camden Eppert, PUR (4)
Andy Hoselton, PUR (2) 
Patrick Kissel, PUR (3)
Kyle Mosier, PUR (4)
Luke Schroeder, PUR
Andy Wiseman, PUR (3)
Frank Cousins, WIS (2)
Jackson Hein, WIS
Brett Hochstaetter, WIS (2)
Scott Liegel, WIS 
Connor Medbery, WIS (2)
TJ Ruschell, WIS
Nic Veling, WIS
Brandon Weber, WIS

(2) - Two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection
(3) - Three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection
(4) - Four-time Academic All-Big Ten selection
(5) - Five-time Academic All-Big Ten selection
* - 2014 All-American

Three Wrestlers Earn NCAA Awards

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Three Big Ten wrestlers took home awards from the NCAA on Wednesday, as Indiana's Taylor Walsh, Ohio State's Logan Stieber and Penn State's David Taylor earned recognition from the national office.

Taylor earned the Most Dominant Wrestler Award after finishing the season undefeated (34-0) on the way to the 165-pound national championship. Taylor had three pins and a major decision before shutting out, 6-0, Tyler Caldwell of Oklahoma State in the final. Taylor finished the season with an average of 5.0909 points, which was the highest average across all divisions.

Walsh earned the award for most pins in a tight race that came down to time against Bucknell heavyweight Joe Stolfi.  Both wrestlers finished the season with 22 pins, but Walsh's combined time of 65:09 at 157 pounds was 51 seconds faster than Stolfi. Walsh earned a pin against Alex Hudson of Chattanooga in 2:19 in the first round in Oklahoma City to clinch the award.

Stieber won his third consecutive national championship in Oklahoma City, in addition to taking the award for most tech falls with 11 in 2013-14, tied for the most across divisions. He earned his 11th tech fall of the season in the second round of the tournament with a 17-1 decision in 4:52 over Anthony Collica of Oklahoma State.

Stauskas Collects NABC First-Team All-America Honors

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Michigan's Nik Stauskas was named a National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) First-Team All-American on Wednesday. Stauskas was also tabbed the Big Ten Player of the Year and a unanimous first-team All-Big Ten selection.

Stauskas leads Michigan with 17.4 points and 3.3 assists while pulling down 3.1 rebounds per game. He has scored in double figures in 30-of-34 games, with a Big Ten-best 13 20-point games. Against Wofford in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, he became the eighth Michigan sophomore to reach 1,000 career points.

Michigan will face No. 11 seed Tennessee in the NCAA Sweet Sixteen on Friday (March 28) at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis beginning at 7:15 p.m. ET.

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