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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.

2013 Women's Gymnastics Season in Review

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Three conference teams advanced to the NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championship, while six individuals competed at the national meet in April to complete the 2013 season.

NCAA Championship Central: At the 2013 NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championship, seven Big Ten gymnasts posted top-10 individual finishes, led by Michigan's Joanna Sampson's event title in the floor exercise. Minnesota's Hanna Nordquist and Wolverine Katie Zurales tied for second on the balance beam, while Nebraska's Emily Wong and Gopher Lindsay Mable finished in the top-10 in the floor exercise, coming in at third and fourth, respectively. On the vault, Mable tied for fifth and Wong placed 10th. In addition to the individual performances, Illinois, Michigan and Minnesota represented the conference in the team portion of the championships. The Wolverines and Gophers each placed fourth in their respective prequalifying round, while the Illini finished fifth. For more on the NCAA Championships, click here and here.

Regional Representation: All eight Big Ten schools competed in the NCAA Regional Championships. Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio State and Penn State represented the conference in team competition, while three Michigan State gymnasts competed in various individual events. Illinois, Michigan and Minnesota earned berths to the national meet, while Nebraska, Ohio State and Penn State advanced individual gymnasts to the NCAA Championships. Click here and here for more on regional competition. 

Huskers Bring Home the Hardware: Nebraska earned the Big Ten Women's Gymnastics Championships title, its second consecutive crown. The Huskers tallied a team score of 197.800 en route to the title, while Michigan followed in second place with a score of 197.225 and Minnesota finished third with 196.775 points. Illinois took fourth place with a team score of 196.475, followed by Ohio State in fifth (195.950), Penn State in sixth (195.825), Michigan State in seventh (195.450) and Iowa in eighth (193.400). Individually, Nebraska's Emily Wong won the all-around competition for the second year in a row. Click here for more on the Big Ten Championships.

Sharing the Crown: Michigan and Minnesota each earned a share of the inaugural regular-season Big Ten Championship. Both the Wolverines and the Gophers completed the regular season with 6-1 conference dual meet marks. Michigan was 17-1 overall, while Minnesota was 16-3. For the Michigan release, click here. For the Minnesota release, click here

And the Award Goes To: The conference's individual awards were given out following the conclusion of the Big Ten Championships. Michigan's Joanna Sampson was named Big Ten Gymnast of the Year, the second such award for a Wolverine athlete in the last three seasons. Minnesota's Lindsay Mable took home Freshman of the Year laurels and Gopher head coach Meg Stephenson received Coach of the Year accolades. For more award winners, click here and here.


In The Polls

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Six Big Ten women's gymnastics squads are ranked in the top 20 of the latest GymInfo poll, released on Monday. Michigan leads the way for conference teams, coming in at No. 7, while Minnesota joins the Wolverines in the top 10 at No. 8. Big Ten Champion Nebraska holds the No. 13 spot, while Penn State follows at No. 14. Illinois comes in at No. 16 and Ohio State sits at No. 18.

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In The Polls

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Six Big Ten women's gymnastics squads are ranked in the top 20 of the latest GymInfo poll, released on Monday. Michigan leads the way for conference teams, coming in at No. 5. Big Ten Champion Nebraska joins the Wolverines in the top 10 at No. 8, while Minnesota is tied for the No. 12 spot and Penn State comes in at No. 14. Illinois ranks No. 17 and Ohio State sits at No. 20.

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In The Polls

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Six Big Ten women's gymnastics squads are ranked in the top 20 of the latest GymInfo poll, released on Monday. Michigan leads the way for conference teams, coming in at No. 4. Big Ten Champion Nebraska joins the Wolverines in the top 10 at No. 8, while Minnesota is tied for the No. 12 spot and Penn State comes in at No. 14. Illinois ranks No. 17 and Ohio State sits at No. 20.

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In The Polls

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Six Big Ten women's gymnastics squads are ranked in the top 20 of the latest GymInfo poll, released on Monday. Michigan leads the way for conference teams, coming in at No. 4. Nebraska joins the Wolverines in the top 10 at No. 9, while Minnesota and Penn State share the No. 14 spot. Illinois checks in at No. 18 and Ohio State sits at No. 20.

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Weekend Schedule

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March 15
#25 IOWA at Southern Utah - 9 p.m.

March 16
Iowa State at #3 MICHIGAN - 4 p.m.
MICHIGAN STATE at #13 Denver - 6 p.m.
#17 ILLINOIS at Illinois Classic - 6 p.m.
#20 OHIO STATE at #14 MINNESOTA - 7 p.m.
#19 Kentucky at #16 PENN STATE - 7 p.m.
#11 NEBRASKA at California - 10 p.m.

All times are ET.

In The Polls

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Seven Big Ten women's gymnastics teams appear in the top 25 of the latest GymInfo poll, released on Monday. Michigan leads the way for conference teams, coming in at No. 3. Nebraska checks in at No. 11 and Minnesota sits at No. 14. Penn State is No. 16, while Illinois follows at No. 17. Ohio State claims the No. 20 spot, while Iowa rounds out the poll at No. 25. 

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Weekend Schedule

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March 8
MICHIGAN STATE at Pittsburgh - 7 p.m.
#19 ILLINOIS at Missouri - 7:30 p.m.
Iowa State at IOWA - 8 p.m.

March 9
Bridgeport at #18 OHIO STATE - 4 p.m. 
New Hampshire, Penn, Temple at #15 PENN STATE - 4 p.m.
#12 NEBRASKA at #14 MINNESOTA w/ #24 Arkansas, Centenary - 7 p.m.

March 10
Ball State, UIC at #19 ILLINOIS - 3 p.m.
#3 MICHIGAN at #6 UCLA w/ Iowa State, California - 5 p.m.

All times are ET.

Two Named Finalists for AAI Award

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Two Big Ten women's gymnasts were named finalists for the American Athletic, Inc., award, which is given annually to the top senior student-athlete in NCAA Division I women's gymnastics. Michigan's Katie Zurales and Penn State's Sharaya Musser are two of six gymnasts named finalists for the award. The winner will be announced at the NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships awards banquet in Los Angeles next month.