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Three Earn NCAA Elite 89 Awards

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Three Big Ten student-athletes collected NCAA Elite 89 Awards during the spring season. Nebraska's Anne Martin and John Welk were honored at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, while Wisconsin's Kimberly Dinh earned the laurel at the NCAA Women's Golf Championships. The Elite 89 is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA's 89 championships.

NCAA Release

Thirteen Big Ten student-athletes have been named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America At-Large Team, as announced on Thursday. To be eligible, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.30, have sophomore eligibility and be nominated by his or her sports information director. The complete list of Big Ten honorees is below.

First-Team
Noora Raty, Ice Hockey, MINN
Josh Ihnen, Wrestling, NEB
Michael Newburger, Gymnastics, OSU
Max Stearns, Fencing, OSU
Matt Brown, Wrestling, PSU
Lauren Gustafson, Swimming, PUR

Second-Team
Bruno Abdelnour, Tennis, ILL
Connor Jaeger, Swimming, MICH
Caroline Powers, Golf, MSU
Emily Wong, Gymnastics, NEB
Kelsey Amy, Field Hockey, PSU

Third-Team
Garret Dunn, Tennis, IOWA
Tatum Coffey, Lacrosse, PSU

For the complete release, click here.

2013 Women's Golf Season in Review

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The Big Ten enjoyed a successful 2013 women's golf campaign, highlighted by three squads earning bids to the NCAA Championships and two top-10 finishes.

All-American Recognition: Michigan State's Caroline Powers and Purdue's Paula Reto were named to the 2012-13 WGCA All-American Teams, it was announced on Wednesday. Reto was honored on the first team, while Powers earned a spot on the Honorable Mention squad. The complete release can be found HERE.

Michigan State, Purdue Place Among Top 10 at NCAA Championships:

Michigan State and Purdue placed among the top-10 at the NCAA Women's Golf Championships in Athens, Ga., led by the Boilermakers' third-place team finish. The Boilermakers shot 21-over par for the championships, while Paula Reto finished third overall at 2-under par. Michigan State placed ninth at the event, with Christine Meier (+1) finishing tied for sixth on the leaderboard. Northwestern finished 15th, while Wisconsin placed 23rd. For the complete results, click HERE.

Going to the 'Ship: Michigan State, Northwestern, Purdue and Wisconsin advanced to the NCAA Women's Golf Championships following the conclusion of the regional championships. Each team finished in the top eight of its respective regional to move on to the championships. For the complete release, click HERE.

All-Conference and Individual Honors: The Big Ten Conference announced on April 30 the women's golf All-Conference teams and individual award winners. Michigan State's Caroline Powers earned the Big Ten Player of the Year award, Northwestern's Kaitlin Park took home Freshman of the Year accolades and the Wildcats' Emily Fletcher earned Coach of the Year honors. For the complete release, click HERE.

Take Two: Northwestern and Purdue shared the Big Ten title in women's golf, shooting an overall score of 884 in the Big Ten Women's Golf Championships. The Wildcats and Boilermakers were followed by third-place Michigan State (889), fourth-place Penn State (900) and fifth-place Indiana (916). Northwestern wins its first Big Ten Championship, while Purdue notched its sixth overall crown and first since 2010. For the complete release and results, click HERE.

Michigan State's Caroline Powers and Purdue's Paula Reto were named to the 2012-13 WGCA All-American Teams, it was announced on Wednesday. Reto was honored on the first team, while Powers earned a spot on the Honorable Mention squad. The complete release can be found HERE.
Twenty-two 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 II
Matt Brown, Penn State - wrestling

District V
Bruno Abdelnour, Illinois - tennis
Richard Funk, Michigan - swimming & diving
Connor Jaeger, Michigan - swimming & diving
Michael Newburger, Ohio State - gymnastics
Max Stearns, Ohio State - fencing
Jamie Bissett, Purdue - swimming & diving

District VI
Garret Dunn, Iowa - tennis
Kevin Steinhaus, Minnesota - wrestling

District VII
Josh Ihnen, Nebraska - wrestling
Jordan Reinertson, Nebraska - golf

Women's At-Large Academic All-District

District II
Kelsey Amy, Penn State - field hockey
Tatum Coffey, Penn State - lacrosse
Gabi Shishkoff, Penn State - swimming & diving

District V
Caroline Powers, Michigan State - golf
Michelle Williams, Ohio State - swimming & diving
Lauren Gustafson, Purdue, swimming & diving

District VI
Jessica Plant, Minnesota - swimming & diving
Noora Raty, Minnesota - ice hockey
Kimberly Dinh, Wisconsin - golf
Kendall Schmidt, Wisconsin - rowing

District VII
Emily Wong, Nebraska - gymnastics

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

Weekend Schedule

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April 20-21
ILLINOIS at Lady Buckeye Invitational - Columbus, Ohio
INDIANA at Lady Buckeye Invitational - Columbus, Ohio
IOWA at Lady Buckeye Invitational - Columbus, Ohio
MICHIGAN STATE at Lady Buckeye Invitational - Columbus, Ohio
NORTHWESTERN at Lady Buckeye Invitational - Columbus, Ohio
OHIO STATE at Lady Buckeye Invitational - Columbus, Ohio
PENN STATE at Lady Buckeye Invitational - Columbus, Ohio
PURDUE at Lady Buckeye Invitational - Columbus, Ohio
WISCONSIN at Lady Buckeye Invitational - Columbus, Ohio

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INDIANA at Indiana Invitational

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April 5-7
MINNESOTA at Rebel Intercollegiate - Oxford, Miss.
NEBRASKA at SMU/Dallas Athletic Club Invitational - Dallas, Texas
OHIO STATE at SMU/Dallas Athletic Club Invitational - Dallas, Texas
WISCONSIN at SMU/Dallas Athletic Club Invitational - Dallas, Texas

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March 15-16
INDIANA at Mountain View Collegiate - Tucson, Ariz.
IOWA at Mountain View Collegiate - Tucson, Ariz.

March 15-17
ILLINOIS at Insperity Lady Jaguar - Augusta, Ga.
PURDUE at Insperity Lady Jaguar - Augusta, Ga.



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ILLINOIS at Clover Cup - Mesa, Az.
MICHIGAN at Clover Cup - Mesa, Az.
MINNESOTA at Clover Cup - Mesa, Az.
NEBRASKA at Clover Cup - Mesa, Az.
NORTHWESTERN at Clover Cup - Mesa, Az.