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Seventeen Big Ten student-athletes have been named to the Capital One Academic All-District Men's and Women's Track & Field/Cross Country Teams, as announced on Thursday. The teams are selected to recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined athletic and academic performances.

First team honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All-America Team Ballot, which will be selected in June.

The list of Big Ten honorees is below.

Andy Bayer, Indiana*
Chelsea Blanchard, Indiana*
Breanne Ehrman, Indiana*
Samantha Ginther, Indiana
McKenzie Melander, Iowa*
Erik Sowinski, Iowa*
Rebecca Addison, Michigan*
Jillian Smith, Michigan
Kiley Tobel, Michigan
Rebecca Buchholtz, Michigan State*
Quentin Mege, Minnesota*
Bjorn Barrefors, Nebraska*
Brett Grieb, Nebraska*
Cami Jiskra, Nebraska
Ashley Miller, Nebraska
Nate Polacek, Nebraska*
Elliot Krause, Wisconsin*

*First Team Honoree

Big Ten Women's Indoor Track & Field Season in Review

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The Big Ten Indoor Track & Field season concluded with Michigan State, Ohio State and Wisconsin recording top five finishes on the final day of the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships in Nampa, Idaho. Ohio State's Christina Manning placed first in the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 7.91, Wisconsin's Dorcas Akinniyi finished second in the pentathlon (4,299), and Michigan State's Tori Franklin recorded a third place finish in the triple jump (13.34). For complete results, click here.

Thirty-eight Big Ten student-athletes from eight women's indoor track & field teams represented the conference at the 2012 NCAA Championships. The complete list can be found by clicking here.

In the Rankings: Ohio State and Wisconsin appeared in the final USTFCCCA National Rankings, released on Monday, March 5. The Buckeyes clocked in at No. 22, while the Badgers finished at No. 24.

All-Americans: Twenty-Six Big Ten student-athletes earned USTFCCCA All-America honors following their performance at the 2012 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships. Click here to see the honorees.

Regional Award Winners: Michigan State, Nebraska and Ohio State earned USTFCCCA Regional recognition, as announced on Monday, March 5. Ohio State's Christina Manning (Great Lakes) was named Track Athlete of the Year, Nebraska head coach Gary Pepin (Midwest) took home Coach of the Year honors and Michigan State assistant Christopher Bostwick earned Assistant Coach of the Year laurels. For the complete release, click here.

Nebraska Claims Big Ten Title: Nebraska produced three individual titles en route to the 2012 Big Ten Women's Indoor Track and Field Championships title on Saturday at the Bob Devaney Sports Center Indoor Track. The Huskers finished the two-day event with 114.50 points, followed by Ohio State with 106 points. Penn State came in third with 99 points, followed by fourth-place Illinois (79 points) and fifth-place Michigan State (77.50). For the recap, click here.

Big Ten Awards: The Big Ten Conference office announced on Tuesday, Feb. 28,  the 2012 All-Big Ten women's indoor track and field teams and individual award winners. Highlighting the list, Ohio State junior Christina Manning was named Big Ten Track Athlete of the Year and Purdue senior Leah Eber earned the nod as Field Athlete of the Year. In addition, Manning was tabbed Big Ten Track Athlete of the Championships, while Purdue's Dani Bunch took home Field Athlete of the Championships laurels. Illinois' Ashley Spencer was tabbed Freshman of the Year by the conference coaches, while Husker head coach Gary Pepin was named Coach of the Year by his peers. For the complete release, click here.

USTFCCCA All-America Honors

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Twenty-Six Big Ten student-athletes earned USTFCCCA All-America honors following their performance at the 2012 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships in Nampa, Idaho. The complete list is below.

Illinois
Breeana Coleman - 60 hurdles - Second Team
Jesica Ejesieme - 4x400 relay - Second Team
Latoya Griffith - 4x400 relay - Second Team
Ashley Kelly - 4x400 relay - Second Team
Stephanie Richartz - Pole Vault - Second Team
Ashley Spencer - 200-meters - First Team; 4x400 relay - Second Team

Michigan
Rebecca Addison - 800-meters - First Team; Distance Medley Relay - Second Team
Shannon Osika - Mile, Distance Medley Relay - Second Team
Jillian Smith - 800-meters, Distance Medley Relay - Second Team
Kiley Tobel - Pole Vault - First Team
Brittani Williams - Distance Medley Relay - Second Team

Michigan State

Tori Franklin - Triple Jump - First Team
Beth Rohl - Weight Throw - First Team

Nebraska
Jessica Furlan - Distance Medley Relay - First Team
Ellie Grooters - Distance Medley Relay - First Team
Ashley Miller - Distance Medley Relay - First Team
Mara Weekes - Distance Medley Relay - First Team

Ohio State
Christina Manning - 60-meters, 60 hurdles - First Team
Maggie Mullen - Weight Throw - Second Team
Chesna Sykes - 60-meters - Second Team

Penn State
Evonne Britton - 60 hurdles - Second Team

Purdue
Dani Bunch - Shot Put, Weight Throw - Second Team
Leah Eber - Long Jump - First Team

Wisconsin
Dorcas Akinniyi - Pentathlon - First Team
Kelsey Card - Shot Put - First Team
Jessica Flax - Pentathlon - Second Team

NCAA Championships Qualifiers

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Thirty-eight Big Ten student-athletes from eight women's indoor track & field teams will represent the conference at the 2012 NCAA Championships in Nampa, Idaho, from March 9-10. The list of Big Ten qualifiers, complete with seed and qualifying time, can be found below.

60-meter dash
5. Christina Manning, Ohio State (7.23)
13. Chesna Sykes, Ohio State (7.31)

200-meter dash
7. Ashley Spencer, Illinois (23.24)

800-meter run
10. Rebecca Addison, Michigan (2:04.87)
11. Jillian Smith, Michigan (2:05.01)

1-mile run
13. Shannon Osika, Michigan (4:38.42)

60-meter hurdles
1. Christina Manning, Ohio State (7.95)
11. Breeana Coleman, Illinois (8.17)
15. Evonne Britton, Penn State (8.20)

4x400-meter Relay
12. Illinois (3:34.89) - Asia Thomas, Ashley Kelly, Latoya Griffith, Ashley Spencer

Distance Medley Relay
5. Nebraska (10:58.74) - Jessica Furlan, Mara Weekes, Ellie Grooters, Ashley Miller
12. Michigan (11:04.30) - Shannon Osika, Brittani Williams, Jillian Smith, Rebecca Addison

High Jump
8. Rebecca Buchholtz, Michigan State (1.83 meters)
11. Monika Jakutyte, Wisconsin (1.83)

Pole Vault
12. Stephanie Richartz, Illinois (4.24)
16. Kiley Tobel, Michigan (4.23)
19. Breanna Bussel, Nebraska (4.23)

Long Jump
4. Leah Eber, Purdue (6.47)
13. Mara Griva, Nebraska (6.29)

Triple Jump
11. Tori Franklin, Michigan State (13.05)
12. Mara Griva, Nebraska (13.04)

Shot Put
15. Kelsey Card, Wisconsin (16.71)
16. Dani Bunch, Purdue (16.65)

Weight Throw
5. Taylor Smith, Wisconsin (21.33)
11. Beth Rohl, Michigan State (20.99)
12. Dani Bunch, Purdue (20.93)
15. Maggie Mullen, Ohio State (20.78)

Pentathlon
9. Dorcas Akinniyi, Wisconsin (4,072)
13. Jessica Flax, Wisconsin (4,008)



USTFCCCA Regional Award Winners Announced

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Michigan State, Nebraska and Ohio State have earned USTFCCCA Regional recognition, as announced on Monday. Ohio State's Christina Manning (Great Lakes) was named Track Athlete of the Year, Nebraska head coach Gary Pepin (Midwest) took home Coach of the Year honors and Michigan State assistant Christopher Bostwick earned Assistant Coach of the Year laurels.

For the complete release, click here.

In The Polls

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Michigan State, Ohio State and Wisconsin represent the Big Ten in the latest USTFCCCA/2012 Indoor Track & Field Rankings, as announced today. The Buckeyes jump eight slots to No. 10, the Badgers sit at No. 17 and the Spartans appear at No. 24.

For the complete rankings, click here.

Weekend Schedule

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IOWA at Iowa Invitational
MICHIGAN at Silverston Invitational
No. 23 MICHIGAN STATE at Silverston Invitational
MINNESOTA at Parent Day Invitational
NEBRASKA at Nebraska Tune-Up
No. 18 OHIO STATE at OSU Tune-Up
PURDUE
at Boilermaker Invitational
No. 16 WISCONSIN at Red & White Open

In The Polls

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Three Big Ten teams appear in the latest USTFCCCA/2012 Indoor Track & Field Rankings, as announced today. Wisconsin appears at No. 16, Ohio State sits at No. 18 and Michigan State clocks in at No. 23.

For the complete rankings, click here.

Weekend Schedule

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ILLINOIS at Tyson Invitational - Fayetteville, Ark.
INDIANA at GaREAT Collegiate Invitational - Geneva, Ohio
INDIANA at Hoosier Hills - Bloomington, Ind.
IOWA at Cyclone Classic - Ames, Iowa
IOWA at Tyson Invitational - Fayetteville, Ark.
MICHIGAN at SPIRE Invitational - Geneva, Ohio
MICHIGAN STATE at Spire Invitational - Geneva, Ohio
MINNESOTA at Cyclone Classic - Ames, Iowa
MINNESOTA at St. Thomas Invitational - St. Paul, Minn.
NEBRASKA at Tyson Invitational - Fayetteville, Ark.
NEBRASKA at Cyclone Classic - Ames, Iowa
OHIO STATE at Don Kirby Invite - Albuquerque, N.M.
PENN STATE at Akron Invitational - Akron, Ohio
PENN STATE at Tyson Invitational - Fayetteville, Ark.
PENN STATE at Washington Husky Classic - Seattle, Wash.
PURDUE at The Big Meet - Grand Rapids, Mich.
WISCONSIN at Tyson Invitational - Fayetteville, Ark.

In The Polls

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Michigan and Ohio State appear in the latest USTFCCCA/2012 Indoor Track & Field Rankings, as announced today. The Buckeyes sit at No. 18, while the Wolverines check in at No. 25.

For the complete rankings, click here.
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