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100 Days of the Big Ten Medal of Honor: Day 23

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At least 579 Big Ten Medal of Honor recipients have been a part of teams that have won Big Ten Championships, including at least 44 who won conference titles all four years they competed. Big Ten Medal of Honor winners have won four straight crowns in the sports of men's basketball, men's cross country, football, men's and women's golf, men's and women's gymnastics, men's soccer, softball, men's and women's swimming & diving, men's and women's tennis, men's track & field and wrestling.

Weekend Schedule

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March 28
INDIANA at WISCONSIN - 3 p.m. CT
MICHIGAN at IOWA - 3 p.m. CT
MICHIGAN STATE at NEBRASKA - 4 p.m. CT
PURDUE at MINNESOTA - 5 p.m. CT

March 29
PENN STATE at ILLINOIS - 11 a.m. CT
OHIO STATE at NORTHWESTERN - 11 a.m. CT

March 30
OHIO STATE at ILLINOIS - 12 p.m. CT
INDIANA at MINNESOTA - 11 a.m. CT
MICHIGAN STATE at IOWA - 11 a.m. CT
MICHIGAN at NEBRASKA - 11 a.m. CT
PENN STATE at NORTHWESTERN - 11 a.m. CT
PURDUE at WISCONSIN - 12 p.m. CT

100 Days of the Big Ten Medal of Honor: Day 14

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During the Big Ten's celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Big Ten Medal of Honor, the conference will be featuring "Medal of Honor Mondays" for 12 consecutive weeks, which will highlight a number of Medal of Honor winners from each school. This week, we feature Indiana University. 

John Hammerstein (1996, football)
Hammerstein was Indiana's Big Ten Medal of Honor winner in 1996. He is the only two-time Academic All-American in Indiana football history, earning the honors following his junior and senior seasons. A four-year letterwinner, he started at defensive tackle his final three years and was team captain as a senior in 1995. After completing his undergraduate work in biology, Hammerstein attended the IU School of Medicine before completing his orthopedic surgery residency at Michigan State. Currently he is a spinal surgeon in Bloomington.

Jennifer Hsia (2001, tennis)
Hsia was awarded the Big Ten Medal of Honor in 2001. She was a four-year letterwinner for Indiana and three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree. She was a part of the Hoosiers' 1998 Big Ten Championship team. She graduated from Alabama's medical school in her hometown of Tuscaloosa and continued her studies at Washington and Stanford. She is an assistant professor and otolaryngologist at Minnesota, caring for patients with obstructive sleep apnea and sleep-disorder breathing.

Steve Alford (1987, basketball)
Alford was Indiana's Big Ten Medal of Honor winner in 1987 after leading the Hoosiers to the NCAA Championship. He finished his career as Indiana's all-time scoring leader with 2,438 points, a record that held until 1993. Alford was a two-time All-American, a three-time first-team All-Big Ten selection and was named the Big Ten Most Valuable Player in 1987. He is still the Big Ten's career leader in three-point field goal percentage (.530), and ranks fifth overall in points and field goals (898). Alford, who also played in the NBA for four seasons before beginning his coaching career, was named UCLA's 13th head coach on March 30, 2013. As Iowa's head coach from 2000-07, he helped guide the Hawkeyes to seven consecutive winning seasons and six postseason appearances. He was inducted into the Indiana University Athletics Hall of Fame in 1997, and was one of 15 players named to Indiana's All-Century Team in 2001.

Chuck Thompson (1972, Swimming & Diving) and Gary Hall (1973, Swimming & Diving)
Indiana's Chuck Thomson and Gary Hall were both part of the Hoosier swimming & diving team that won six straight NCAA crowns from 1968-73. They are two of the 130 Big Ten Medal of Honor recipients have been crowned NCAA team champions. Hall (1973) also won 10 individual conference titles, and was one of at least 280 Medal of Honor recipients have been crowned individual Big Ten Champions during their careers.

Matthew Winters (1915, Football/Baseball)
Winters, a football and baseball player at Indiana, was one of three inaugural Big Ten Medal of Honor award winners in 1915 that went on to become a physician.


 


 

Women's Tennis Schedule

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March 21 
Iowa at Minnesota (Minneapolis, Minn.) - 3 p.m. CT
Ohio State at Michigan (Ann Arbor, Mich.) - 3 p.m. ET
Penn State at Michigan State (East Lansing, Mich.) - 2 p.m. ET 
Nebraska at Wisconsin (Madison, Wis.) - 3 p.m. CT
Georgia Tech at Northwestern (Evanston, Ill.) - 7 p.m. ET
Purdue at Arizona (Tucson, Ariz.) - 2 p.m. ET

March 23 
Indiana at Illinois (Urbana, Ill.) - 11 a.m. CT
Wisconsin at Iowa (Iowa City, Iowa) - 11 a.m. CT
Michigan at Penn State (University Park, Pa.) - 11 a.m. ET
Michigan State at Ohio State (Columbus, Ohio) - 12 p.m. ET
Minnesota at Nebraska (Lincoln, Neb.) - 12 p.m. CT

Weekend Schedule

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March 14
#31 PURDUE at #44 INDIANA - 3 p.m. ET
#70 IOWA at NEBRASKA - 3 p.m. CT
#5 Virginia at #13 MICHIGAN - 3:30 p.m. ET
#56 OHIO STATE vs. Marquette [1] - 10 a.m. ET   

March 15
#46 Wichita State at NEBRASKA - 2 p.m. CT

March 16
#13 MICHIGAN at MICHIGAN STATE - 2 p.m. ET

March 17
MINNESOTA at Florida Gulf Coast - 5 p.m. CT

March 18
#70 IOWA at College of Charleston - 12:30 P.M. CT
#31 PURDUE at #28 Arizona State - 2 p.m. ET
WISCONSIN at San Jose State - 3 p.m. CT

[1] Las Vegas, Nev.

In The Polls

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Seven Big Ten women's tennis teams appear in the latest ITA College Tennis Rankings, released on Tuesday. Northwestern leads all conference squads in the rankings, coming in at No. 9. Michigan joins Northwestern in the top 15, checking in at No. 13, followed by Purdue (No. 31), Indiana (No. 44), Illinois (No. 48), Ohio State (No. 56) and Iowa (No. 70).

Individually, 10 Big Ten women's tennis players and seven doubles pairs have been ranked nationally in the ITA poll. The complete list of Big Ten singles and doubles players can be found below. 

Singles
7. Emina Bektas, MICH
20. Ronit Yurovsky, MICH
32. Belinda Niu, NU
36. Veronica Corning, NU
T86. Ruth Seaborne, IOWA
98. Brooke Bolender, MICH
103. Sarah Lee, MICH
109. Sophie Garre, IND
116. Gabriella De Santis, OSU
118. Jillian Rooney, NU

Doubles

18. Brooke Bolender/Emina Bektas, MICH
43. Krisztina Kapitany/Mara Schmidt, PUR
45. Ronit Yurovsky/Sarah Lee, MICH
47. Veronica Corning/Alicia Barnett, NU
62. Maddie Lipp/Nida Hamilton, NU
75. Sarah Lee/Amy Zhu, MICH
78. Manon Peri/Belinda Niu, NU

For the complete polls, click here.

Weekend Schedule

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March 7
MICHIGAN STATE vs. Mercer [1] - 10 a.m. ET
Wyoming at NEBRASKA - 4 p.m. CT

March 8
#8 NORTHWESTERN at #36 ILLINOIS - 12 p.m. CT
#41 DePaul at #34 INDIANA - 11 a.m. ET
IUPUI at #34 INDIANA - 4 p.m. ET
#17 MICHIGAN at #24 Texas - 12 p.m. CT
MINNESOTA at Marquette - 10 a.m. CT
#75 Princeton at #59 OHIO STATE - 10 a.m. ET
UIC at WISCONSIN - 12 p.m. CT

March 9
#36 ILLINOIS at #29 PURDUE - 12 p.m. ET
Miami University at NEBRASKA - 11 a.m. CT

[1] Tampa, Fla.

In The Polls

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Six Big Ten women's tennis teams appear in the latest ITA College Tennis Rankings, released on Tuesday. Northwestern leads all conference squads in the rankings, coming in at No. 8. Michigan joins Northwestern in the top 20, checking in at No. 17, followed by Purdue (No. 29), Indiana (No. 34), Illinois (No. 36), Ohio State (No. 59).

Weekend Schedule

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February 28
Drake at NEBRASKA - 5 p.m. CT

March 1
#59 Marshall at #53 INDIANA - 11 a.m. ET
Morehead State at #53 INDIANA - 4 p.m. ET
Chicago State at IOWA - 1 p.m. CT
#39 PURDUE at #7 NORTHWESTERN - 11 a.m. CT
#37 DePaul at WISCONSIN - 12 p.m. CT

March 2
MINNESOTA at WISCONSIN - 12 p.m. CT
Colorado State at NEBRASKA - 11 a.m. CT
West Virginia at PENN STATE - 12 p.m. ET

In The Polls

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Six Big Ten women's tennis teams appear in the latest ITA College Tennis Rankings, released on Tuesday. Northwestern leads all conference squads in the rankings, coming in at No. 7. Michigan joins Northwestern in the top 15, checking in at No. 13, followed by Illinois (No. 27), Purdue (No. 39), Ohio State (No. 52) and Indiana (No. 53)

Individually, 12 Big Ten women's tennis players and five doubles pairs have been ranked nationally in the ITA poll. The complete list of Big Ten singles and doubles players can be found below. 

Singles
13. Emina Bektas, MICH
20. Ronit Yurovsky, MICH
37. Belinda Niu, NU
49. Veronica Corning, NU
84. Sophie Garre, IND
88. Ruth Seaborne, IOWA
T95. Kristen Dodge, MICH
97. Maddie Lipp, NU
99. Sarah Lee, MICH
102. Katie Klyczek, PUR
110. Jillian Rooney, NU
125. Brooke Bolender, MICH

Doubles
12. Brooke Bolender/Emina Bektas, MICH
21. Ronit Yurovsky/Sarah Lee, MICH
30. Veronica Corning/Alicia Barnett, NU
44. Maddie Lipp/Nida Hamilton, NU
53. Sarah Lee/Amy Zhu, MICH

For the complete polls, click here.
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