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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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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 conference office announced on Wednesday the weekly women's outdoor track and field awards. Ohio State's Letecia Wright was recognized as Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week, while Indiana's Vera Neuenswander earned the nod as Field Athlete of the Week honoree.

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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

WINDR T/F: USTFCCCA All-America Awards Announced

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The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announces the  270 women that earned either first-team or second-team USTFCCCA All-America distinctions for the 2011 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field season. Each school was represented, as the Big Ten garnered 23 recipients.

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WINDR T/F: 2011 NCAA Championships Review

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Michigan led all Big Ten teams as competition came to a close at the 2011 NCAA Indoor Championships at Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium on the campus of Texas A&M University on Saturday. The Wolverines tallied 12 team points to finish tied in 12th place. Rounding out the Big Ten contingent was Wisconsin (T36), Indiana (T36), Ohio State (T40), Penn State (T45), Illinois (T50), Iowa (T50), Minnesota (T50) and Michigan State (T57). Oregon earned the NCAA team crown with 67 points, followed by Texas with 38 and LSU with 37.

 

WINDR T/F: NCAA Participants Selected

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The NCAA Division I Women's Track and Field Committee announced the participants in the 2011 NCAA Division I Women's Indoor Track and Field Championships. The championships will be held March 11-12 at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.

The Big Ten has 23 representatives competiting on the national level, including Illinois' Tamika Robinson, Indiana's Faith Sherrill and Monique Roddick, Iowa's McKenzie Melander and Bethany Praska, Michigan's Rebecca Addison, Alisha Cole, Danielle Tauro and Jillian Smith, Michigan State's Beth Rohl, Minnesota's Samantha Sonnenberg, Ohio State's Christina Manning, Madison McNary,Maggie Mullen and Letecia Wright, Penn State's Shavon Greaves, Caitlin Lane, Doris Anyanwu, Ijeoma Iheoma, Megan Duncan, Purdue's Dani Bunch, and Wisconsin's Dorcas Akinniyi and Monika Jakutyte.

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WINDR T/F: National Polls

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With this weekend's NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships taking place on the Texas A&M University's campus in College Station, Texas, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced on Tuesday the weekly update of the NCAA Division I National Team Rankings for indoor track and field. Leading the conference is Michigan, taking the No. 17 spot while the 2011 Big Ten Champions Ohio State follow close behind at No. 18.

 

The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced the Region Athletes and Coaches of the Year for the NCAA Division I indoor track & field 2011 season on Monday with the Big Ten earning several awards. To read the entire release, click here.

Women's Track Athlete of the Year

GREAT LAKES REGION -- Christina Manning -- Ohio State

Women's Field Athlete of the Year

GREAT LAKES REGION -- Faith Sherrill -- Indiana

Women's Head Coach of the Year

GREAT LAKES REGION -- Karen Dennis -- Ohio State

Women's Assistant Coach of the Year

GREAT LAKES REGION -- Mike McGuire -- Michigan

MID-ATLANTIC REGION -- Chris Johnson -- Penn State

WINDR T/F: Weekend Schedule

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MARCH 4

Alex Wilson Invitational, 5 p.m. ET [1]

NCAA Qualifier, 5;30 p.m. ET [2]

MARCH 5

Alex Wilson Invitational, All Day [1]

Iowa State Qualifier, All Day [3]

 

[1] -- South Bend, Ind.

[2] -- Madison, Wis.

[3] -- Ames, Iowa

WINDR T/F: National Polls

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The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced on Tuesday the weekly update of the NCAA Division I National Team Rankings for indoor track & field. Ohio State jumped 23 positions to sit at the No. 15 position in the poll.  Michigan fell one spot to earn a No. 16 national ranking.

To view the complete poll, look here.