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Five Big Ten outdoor track and field teams have been awarded Regional Athlete of the Year and Coach of the Year honors, the USTFCCCA announced on Monday.

Illinois' Andrew Riley (Midwest Region) and Wisconsin's Mohammed Ahmed (Great Lakes Region) were tabbed Men's Track Athlete of the Year, while Indiana's Derek Drouin (Great Lakes Region) and Penn State's Jordan Kovacs (Mid-Atlantic Region) were named Men's Field Athlete of the Year. The Badgers' Ed Nuttycombe was honored as Men's Coach of the Year, while the Hoosiers' Jeff Huntoon and the Nittany Lions' Chris Johnson were tabbed Men's Assistant of the Year.

On the women's side, Christina Manning (Great Lakes) was named Women's Track Athlete of the Year, and Wisconsin's Jessica Flax was tabbed Women's Field Athlete of the Year. The Buckeyes' Karen Dennis took home Women's Coach of the Year honors, and the Badgers' Nate Davis earned Women's Assistant Coach of the Year laurels.

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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
The Big Ten will be well-represented at the 2012 NCAA Men's and Women's Outdoor Track & Field Championships, as 96 individual qualifiers and 12 relay squads travel to Des Moines, Iowa, for the national event, scheduled for June 6-9. The participants qualified based on their finish at the preliminary championships, which were held May 24-26.

For a complete list of qualifiers, select the links below.

Men

Women
 

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Illinois and Ohio State appear in the 2012 USTFCCCA National Rankings.The Fighting Illini are No. 19 while the Buckeyes sit at No. 22 in the latest rankings.

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NCAA Track & Field Preliminary Field Announced

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The NCAA announced today the participants for the 2012 NCAA Men's and Women's Outdoor Track & Field Preliminary Championship competition, scheduled for May 24-26. The East Region will be held at North Florida in Jacksonville, while the West Region is at Texas in Austin.

Qualifiers can be found by selecting the links below

Men: East - West

Women: East - West


Illini's Spencer added to The Bowerman Watch List

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Illinois freshman Ashley Spencer has been added to The Bowerman Watch list, an award given annually to the most outstanding male and female collegiate track & field athlete, joining Ohio State's Christina Manning for the prestigious honor.

Spencer recorded three first-place finishes at the Big Ten Championships last weekend, including the 200- and 400-meter dash events and 4x400-meter relay.

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Ohio State represents the Big Ten in the 2012 USTFCCCA National Rankings.The Buckeyes appear at No. 24 in the latest rankings.

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Weekend Schedule

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INDIANA at Billy Hayes Invitational - Bloomington, Ind.
IOWA at UNI Messersmith Invitational - Cedar Falls, Iowa
MICHIGAN at Len Paddock Invitational - Ann Arbor, Mich.
MICHIGAN STATE at Len Paddock Invitational
NEBRASKA at Nebraska Invitational - Lincoln, Neb.
PENN STATE at Jim Thorpe Open - University Park, Pa.
PURDUE at Sun Angel Classic - Tempe, Ariz.
WISCONSIN at Wisconsin Open - Madison, Wis.

Weekend Schedule

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ILLINOIS at John McDonnell Invitational - Fayetteville, Ark.
ILLINOIS at Mt. Sac Relays - Walnut, Calif.
INDIANA at Larry Ellis Invitational - Princeton, N.J.
INDIANA at Polytan Invitational - Bloomington, Ind.
IOWA at Musco Twilight XIII - Iowa City, Iowa
MICHIGAN at Al Owens Classic - Allendale, Mich
MICHIGAN STATE at Al Owens Classic
MINNESOTA at Holst Invitational - St. Paul, Minn.
NEBRASKA at Kansas Relays - Lawrence, Kan.
NEBRASKA at Mt. Sac Relays
OHIO STATE at Florida Invitational - Gainesville, Fla.
PENN STATE at Bucknell Team Challenge - Lewisburg, Pa.
PENN STATE at War Eagle Invitational - Auburn, Ala.
PURDUE at Mt. Sac Relays
PURDUE at Dave Rankin Invitational - West Lafayette, Ind.
WISCONSIN at Mt. Sac Relays
WISCONSIN at Azusa Pacific Multi-Events
WISCONSIN at Musco Twilight Invitational





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Nebraska represents the Big Ten in the 2012 USTFCCCA National Rankings.The Huskers appear at No. 21 in the latest rankings.

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