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MSWM: Weekend Schedule

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October 22



October 23

Virginia Tech at PENN STATE, 11 a.m. ET

MICHIGAN vs. Notre Dame/Oakland, 2 p.m. ET [1]

Kentucky at INDIANA, 10 a.m. ET

October 24


[1] - at Oakland


The conference office announced on Tuesday the second weekly men's swimming and diving awards. Wisconsin's Dan Lester nabbed the weekly swimming laurel while Badger teammate garnered Diver of the Week accolades.

To see the complete release from the Big Ten, click here.

MSWM: Weekend Schedule

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October 15

PENN STATE at West Virginia (Diving), 2 p.m. ET


October 16

PENN STATE at West Virginia, Noon ET

The conference office announced on Tuesday the first weekly men's swimming and diving award winners for the 2010-11 season. Wisconsin earned both awards with Dan Lester being tabbed Swimmer of the Week and Michael Ross garnering Diver of the Week laurels.

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MSWM: Big Ten Men's Swimming and Diving Opens This Weekend

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The 2010-11 season of Big Ten men's swimming and diving begins Friday, Oct. 8, with Wisconsin and Iowa in action at home, while Michigan hits the road. Wisconsin starts its season when the Badgers meet Milwaukee in a 5 p.m. ET dual meet. On Sunday's slate, Michigan will take to the water as the Wolverines face conference foe Iowa at the Campus Recreational and Wellness Pool beginning at 1 p.m. ET.

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Big Ten Medal of Honor Award Winners Announced

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The Big Ten Conference office announced on Wednesday the 2010 Medal of Honor winners. The award was established in 1914 when the Big Ten endowed a Medal of Honor to be given annually to a student in the graduating class of each university that demonstrated proficiency in scholarship and athletics. In 1982, the Medal of Honor was expanded to include a senior female athlete from each institution.

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It was announced on Tuesday that four Big Ten men's student-athletes were named to the 2010 CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America At-Large Teams, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

First-team members included Iowa wrestler Brent Metcalf and Ohio State swimmer Stefan Sigrist. Penn State men's volleyball player Max Lipsitz was named to the second team, while Indiana tennis player Lachlan Ferguson earned third-team status.

To be eligible for Academic-All-America consideration, student-athletes must be a starter or a key reserve, maintain a 3.30 GPA on a 4.00 scale, must be at least sophomore athletically and academically at his/her institution and must be nominated by his/her sports information director.

To read the complete release from CoSIDA and for the full list of 2010 At-Large Academic All-Americans, click here.

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Twenty-four Big Ten student-athletes were named to the 2010 CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Teams for the at-large division, it was announced Thursday by the Academic All-America Committee.

To be nominated for Academic All-District, a student-athlete must be a starter or a key reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative GPA and must be a sophomore in both athletic and academic standing. All First Team Academic All-District honorees from each of the eight districts will be placed on the national ballot and are eligible to be selected to the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America team.

The complete list of Big Ten CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District members include:

District 2
First Team:
Brandi Personett, Women's Gymnastics, PSU
Second Team:
Amy Bonenberger, Field Hockey, PSU
Miguel Pineda, Men's Gymnastics, PSU

District 4
First Team:
Chelsea Davis, Women's Swimming and Diving, OSU
Lindsay Quintiliani, Field Hockey, OSU
Stefan Sigrist, Men's Swimming and Diving, OSU
Second Team:
Kent Caldwell, Men's Gymnastics, MICH
Sarah Curtis, Women's Gymnastics, MICH
Kelsey Knutson, Women's Gymnastics, MICH
Ian Makowske, Men's Gymnastics, MICH
André Schultz, Men's Swimming and Diving, MICH
Brad Smith, Men's Golf, OSU

District 5
First Team:
Lachlan Ferguson, Men's Tennis, IND
Emily Kasavana, Rowing, IND
Kelsey Lindenschmidt, Women's Golf, NU
David Colturi, Men's Swimming and Diving, PUR
Christine Inman, Women's Swimming and Diving, PUR
Second Team:
Allison Buckley, Women's Gymnastics, ILL
Abe Souza, Men's Tennis, ILL
Aaron Fortunato, Men's Gymnastics, MINN
Kaylee Jamison, Women's Swimming and Diving, MINN
Tyler Duncan, Men's Golf, PUR

District 7
First Team:
Brent Metcalf, Wrestling, IOWA
Second Team:
Patricia Dean, Field Hockey, IOWA

Men's Academic All-District Teams / Women's Academic All-District Teams

BTC: Winter Academic All-Big Ten Honorees

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As the winter term of the 2009-10 school year comes to a close, the Big Ten recognizes a total of 536 winter sports athletes who have been named to the Academic All-Conference Team. The list of honored student-athletes features 33 men's and 53 women's basketball players, 42 men's and 54 women's gymnasts, 112 men's and 181 women's swimming and diving athletes and 61 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 (GPA) of 3.0 or higher.

More information and the complete list of honorees can be found by clicking here.

MSWM: NCAA Action Concludes at Ohio State

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Four Big Ten programs earned top-15 team finishes as competition concluded Sunday evening at the NCAA Championships at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion in Columbus, Ohio. Michigan led all Big Ten squads with 204 team points to finish in seventh place for the second consecutive season. The top-10 finish marked the 10th consecutive for the Wolverines at the national meet.

Ohio State picked up a ninth-place finish, scoring 136.5 points, while Purdue (97) and Minnesota (82) placed 13th and 14th, respectively. Rounding out the conference contingent was Wisconsin (12) in 30th place, followed closely by Indiana (4) and Northwestern (2), which occupied the 31st and 34th spots in the final team standings. READ  MORE ...