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Ohio State's Hession Tabbed National Coach of the Year

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Ohio State women's golf head coach Therese Hession is the 2014 Golfweek National Coach of the Year, the publication announced on Tuesday. It marks the second national award of Hession's career, earning the same recognition from the National Golf Coaches Association in 1997. Hession, in her 23rd season at the helm of the Buckeye program, led Ohio State to a share of seventh place at the NCAA Championships (third-highest NCAA finish in school history) with a trio of freshmen in the lineup. Ohio State's 1,158 stroke total for the NCAA Championships is the best 72-hole score ever posted by a Buckeye team. The team's overall season average of 296.64 strokes per round is also an all-time program mark.

For the complete release, click here.

Ohio State Release

Twelve Big Ten student-athletes earned Capital One Academic All-America distinction, as announced on Thursday. Ohio State's Michael Newburger was tabbed the Capital One All-America of the Year. The complete list of Big Ten Academic All-America award recipients can be found below.

Men's Capital One Academic All-America
First Team
Nick Caldwell, WIS - swimming & diving
Connor Jaeger, MICH - swimming & diving
Michael Newburger, OSU - gymnastics*
David Taylor, PSU - wrestling

Second Team
Eric Ress, IND - swimming & diving

Third Team
Jamie Bissett, PUR - swimming & diving

*Academic All-America of the Year

Women's Capital One Academic All-America
First Team
Emily Wong, NEB - gymnastics

Second Team
Kimberly Dinh, WIS - golf
Brooklynn Snodgrass, IND - swimming & diving

Third Team
Courtney Beidler, MICH - swimming & diving
Shae Fournier, IND - water polo
Gabrielle Shishkoff, PSU - swimming & diving

For the complete release, click here.

100 Days of the Big Ten Medal of Honor: Day 83

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Current golf coaches
After winning the Big Ten Medal of Honor for their careers in women's golf, Michigan State's Aimee Neff and Caroline Powers are currently pursuing coaching careers for their respective schools. Neff, who won the award in 2011, is in her first season as the assistant coach for the Spartans. She was a first-team All-Big Ten selection and helped Michigan State win its ninth Big Ten Championship in 2011. Powers, a volunteer assistant coach for the Spartans, was the Big Ten Player of the Year in 2013. She helped Michigan State win two Big Ten Championships (2011-12) and earned first-team All-Big Ten honors three times. Powers holds the school record with a 74.26 career stroke average. 

2014 Women's Golf Season in Review

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The Big Ten enjoyed a successful 2014 women's golf season, highlighted by three squads earning bids to the NCAA Women's Golf Championships and one top-10 finish.

NCAA Championships Central: The Big Ten sent three women's golf teams to the NCAA Women's Golf Championships, including Michigan State, Northwestern and Ohio State. The Buckeyes placed seventh at the national event with a four-round score of 1,158. The Wildcats finished in 15th place with a score of 1,166, while the Spartans placed 20th with a score of 1,178. On the individual leaderboard, Michigan State's Allyssa Ferrell placed 10th with a four-round score of 3-over 283. Ohio State's Allison Harper and Katja Pogacar tied for 16th place with a four-round score of 285. For more on the NCAA Championships, click here.

Going to the 'Ship: Michigan State, Northwestern and Ohio State represented the Big Ten at the 2014 NCAA Women's Golf Championships at Tulsa Country Club in Tulsa, Okla. The Spartans and Wildcats both finished among the top eight in the West Regional, while the Buckeyes advanced from the Central Regional earlier this month. For the complete release, click here.

All-America Recognition: Ohio State's Jessica Porvasnik was named Honorable Mention All-America by the Women's Golf Coaches Association. Porvasnik helped guide the Buckeyes to a seventh place tie at the NCAA Championships, won the individual Big Ten title at the Big Ten Women's Golf Championships and was also honored with the Mary Fossum Award, which is given to the conference's player with the lowest stroke average (73.21) relative to par this season. For more on the All-America teams, click here.

All-Conference and Individual Honors: The Big Ten Conference office announced the women's golf All-Conference teams and individual award winners following the 2014 Big Ten Women's Golf Championships. Ohio State's Jessica Porvasnik was named the Big Ten Player of the Year and the Big Ten Freshman of the Year, while the Buckeyes' Therese Hession was tabbed the Big Ten Coach of the Year. For the complete release and All-Conference teams, click here.

Take Two: Michigan State and Ohio State shared the Big Ten Championship in women's golf after shooting a three-round score of 895 at the 2014 Big Ten Women's Golf Championships. The Spartans and Buckeyes were followed by third-place Northwestern (905), fourth-place Penn State (912) and fifth-place Illinois (913) at the par-72, 6,017-yard Pete Dye Course. The Spartans won their sixth Big Ten title, while the Buckeyes secured their 12th Big Ten Championship. Click here for the complete release.

Academic Excellence: On May 28, the Big Ten recognized a total of 1,216 spring and at-large sports student-athletes who have been named to the Academic All-Conference team, which included 49 women's golfers. Wisconsin's Kimberly Dinh maintained an unblemished cumulative GPA. For more on the Academic All-Big Ten honorees, click here.

The Women's Golf Coaches Association announced the 2013-14 All-America Teams for Division I women's golf, with Ohio State's Jessica Porvasnik earning Honorable Mention All-America status. Porvasnik helped guide the Buckeyes to a seventh place tie at the NCAA Championships, marking the third-best NCAA showing in school history. She won the individual Big Ten title after shooting an even-par 216 (73-72-71) at the Big Ten Championships in French Lick, Ind. Porvasnik was also honored with the Mary Fossum Award, honoring the conference's player with the lowest stroke average (73.21) relative to par this season.

For a breakdown of the All-America teams, click here.

Seventeen Big Ten student-athletes earned first-team Capital One Academic All-District honors, as announced on Thursday. The honorees are now eligible for Academic All-America consideration. The complete list of Big Ten Academic All-District award recipients can be found below.

Men's At-Large Academic All-District
District 2
David Taylor, PSU - wrestling

District 5
Mike Wilner, ILL - gymnastics
Eric Ress, IND - swimming & diving
Connor Jaeger, MICH- swimming & diving
Greg Wolfe, MSU - ice hockey
Michael Newburger, OSU - gymnastics
Jamie Bissett, PUR - swimming & diving

District 6
Nick Caldwell, WIS - swimming & diving

District 7
Eric Schryver, NEB - gymnastics

Women's At-Large Academic All-District
District 2
Laura Gebhart, PSU - field hockey
Gabrielle Shishkoff, PSU - swimming & diving

District 5
Shae Fournier, IND - water polo
Brooklynn Snodgrass, IND - swimming & diving
Courtney Beidler, MICH - swimming & diving

District 6

Kimberly Dinh, WIS - golf
Elizabeth Schoenfeldt, WIS - rowing

District 7
Emily Wong, NEB - gymnastics

For the complete list of honorees, click here for men's and here for women's.

Women's Golf Schedule

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April 19-20  
ILLINOIS at Lady Buckeye Spring Invite (Columbus, Ohio)
INDIANA at Lady Buckeye Spring Invite (Columbus, Ohio)
IOWA at Lady Buckeye Spring Invite (Columbus, Ohio)
MICHIGAN STATE at Lady Buckeye Spring Invite (Columbus, Ohio)
NEBRASKA at Lady Buckeye Spring Invite (Columbus, Ohio)
OHIO STATE at Lady Buckeye Spring Invite (Columbus, Ohio)
PURDUE at Lady Buckeye Spring Invite (Columbus, Ohio)

Women's Golf Schedule

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April 14-15
NORTHWESTERN at Silverado Showdown (Napa, Calif.)
WISCONSIN at Silverado Showdown (Napa, Calif.)

100 Days of the Big Ten Medal of Honor: Day 33

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NCAA Individual Champions
At least 96 Big Ten Medal of Honor winners have been crowned NCAA individual champions during their career, which includes athletes in the sports of men's and women's cross country, men's and women's fencing, men's golf, men's and women's gymnastics, men's and women's swimming & diving, men's tennis, men's and women's track & field and wrestling. Men's track & field and wrestling have both produced over 20 national champion Medal of Honor winners.

100 Days of the Big Ten Medal of Honor: Day 31

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Professional golfers
The Big Ten boasts five professional golfers who won the Big Ten Medal of Honor. On the men's side, Illinois' Scott Langley and Luke Guthrie, Minnesota's Tom Lehman and Northwestern's Luke Donald all hold professional careers. On the women's side, Penn State's Katie Futcher has continued her career professionally. Langley, Guthrie and Lehman were all three-time first-team All-Big Ten selections, while Donald was named to the All-Big Ten first team in each of his four years.
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