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XC/T&F: Six Named Academic All-Americans

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Six Big Ten student-athletes were selected to the 2009-10 CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Women's Track and Field and Cross Country Teams, as chosen by the College Sports Information Directors of America, it was announced on Thursday morning.

Two conference athletes were named to the first team, including Illinois' Angela Bizzarri and Minnesota's Heather Dorniden. Gopher teammate Megan Duwell was selected to the second team and is joined by Penn State's Bridget Franek. Two other conference standouts were selected to the third team, including Michigan's Kaitlyn Peale and Indiana's Wendi Robinson.

Although the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships concluded earlier this month, many Big Ten student-athletes will be back on the track this weekend at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The meet will run June 23-27 at Drake University and will feature more than 40 Big Ten student-athletes

For complete information on the USA Track and Field Championships, click here.

W T&F: Minnesota's Anderson 'Pushed to be Her Best'

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Minnesota track and field standout Gabriele Anderson finished second in the 1,500 meters at the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships last week, culminating a career that has endured more challenges than most.

Read about Anderson's success in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

T&F: Big Ten FInishes With 37 All-America Honors

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A total of 37 Big Ten student-athletes, 17 men and 20 women, were named United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Americans on Tuesday as a result of top-eight finishes at last weekend's NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

Iowa led all men's honorees with five, thanks in part to its top-eight finish in the 4x400 meter relay on the final night of competition. The Penn State women were awarded nine All-America certificates, the most of any women's team in the Big Ten. Iowa's Steven Willey, along with Penn State's Aleesha Barber, Fawn Dorr and Shavon Greaves each earned two All-America honors at the championships.

For a complete list of the 2010 honorees, click here.

Two Big Ten student-athletes won national championships on Saturday, bringing the conference total to three, during the final day of competition at the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the Hayward Track on the University of Oregon campus. In total, the conference saw 15 All-America efforts during the final day of competition.

Penn State's Bridget Franek crossed the tape first in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in a time of 9:38.36, more than 10 seconds ahead of the field, to claim her first NCAA championship. Illinois' Andrew Riley became the first national champion for the Illini since 1997 after winning the 110-meter hurdles in a time of 13.45.

For more information on the Big Ten at the NCAA Track and Field Championships, click here.

T&F: Three Named All-Americans on Day 2 at NCAAs

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On the second day of the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the University of Oregon's Hayward Track in Eugene, Ore., Thursday, three student-athletes earned All-America honors, while 10 student-athletes and two relays advanced to their respective event finals.

For more information on the Big Ten on Day 2 at the NCAA Track and Field Championships, click here.

Big Ten Medal of Honor Award Winners Announced

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The Big Ten Conference office announced on Wednesday the 2010 Medal of Honor winners. The award was established in 1914 when the Big Ten endowed a Medal of Honor to be given annually to a student in the graduating class of each university that demonstrated proficiency in scholarship and athletics. In 1982, the Medal of Honor was expanded to include a senior female athlete from each institution.

Click here to read the complete release.

T/F: NCAA Outdoor Championships Preview

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The Big Ten Conference will be well represented when the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships begin on Wednesday, June 9, at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. The four-day meet will be hosted by the University of Oregon, and all 10 conference squads will send student-athletes to compete for national prominence.

For the complete NCAA Track and Field Championships preview, click here.

The Big Ten announced on Thursday the 22 student-athletes named Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners for the 2009-10 academic year. These individuals were chosen from a group of 276 student-athletes honored throughout the academic year who had displayed positive sportsmanship.

One member of each varsity sports team on every campus was chosen by his or her institution as a Sportsmanship Award honoree. From each university's list, two Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners were then selected. All of the Sportsmanship Award honorees have distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior. In addition, these student-athletes must be in good academic standing and must have demonstrated good citizenship outside of the sports-competition setting.

For a complete list of the 2010 Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners, click here.

XC/T&F: Academic All-District Teams Announced

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It was announced on Thursday that 15 Big Ten student-athletes were selected to the 2010 CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District Men's and Women's Track/Cross Country Teams. Those earning first-team selections are now eligible for All-America consideration.

The complete list of Academic All-District members can be found below.

Division II
First Team
Bridget Franek, PSU
Tyler McCandless, PSU

Division IV
First Team

Kaitlyn Peake, MICH
Anthony Agrusa, MSU
Elon Simms, OSU

Division V
First Team

Angela Bizzarri, ILL
Heather Dorniden, MINN
Megan Duwell, MINN
Aaron Studt, MINN
Mike Torchia, MINN
Jack Bolas, WIS

Second team
Sarah Pease, IND
Alicia Rue, MINN
Chavon Robinson, WIS
Megan Seidl, WIS

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