Michigan, Michigan State and Minnesota Garner Weekly Honors

Feb. 14, 2011

Park Ridge, Ill. -
The conference office announced on Monday the weekly women's indoor track and field awards with Michigan's Rebecca Addison earning Track Athlete of the Week honors and Michigan State's Beth Rohl and Minnesota's Samantha Sonnenberg winning Field Athlete of the Week accolades.

Track Athlete of the Week
Rebecca Addison - Michigan
So. - Spring Lake, Mich. - Grand Haven

Michigan's Rebecca Addison won the 800-meter run at the Grand Valley State University Big Meet, clocking in at 2:03.79 to record the nation's fastest time to date. The sophomore became one of two athletes, along with teammate Jillian Smith to qualify for the NCAA Championships with an automatic time in the race. In the 4x400 relay, Addison ran the third leg, helping the team finish second with a time of 3:44.92. This marks the second consecutive weekly award for Addison and the first back-to-back awards for Michigan since the 2009 season.

Last Michigan Track Athlete of the Week: Rebecca Addison (Feb. 7, 2011)

Co-Field Athletes of the Week
Beth Rohl - Michigan State
So. - New Buffalo, Mich. - New Buffalo

Michigan State's Beth Rohl posted a conference-leading mark of 20.44 meters in the weight throw last weekend at the Grand Valley State University Big Meet. Rohl's mark is not only a women's school record, but also the best mark in school history regardless of gender. The sophomore's performance currently ranks eighth nationally in the event. Rohl's honor marks the first weekly field award for the Spartans since the 2008 season.

Last Michigan State Field Athlete of the Week: Becca Buchholtz (Dec. 8, 2008)

Samantha Sonnenberg - Minnesota
Sr. - Waukesha, Wis. - South

Minnesota's Samantha Sonnenberg earned a first-place finish in the pole vault last weekend at the Iowa State Classic. Sonnenberg's vault of 13 feet, 9 ¼ inches is a season-best and currently leads the Big Ten. The senior's mark is among in the top-15 in NCAA Division I this season, ranking at No. 13.



Last Minnesota Field Athlete of the Week: Alicia Rue (Feb. 15, 2010)

2011 Women's Indoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week

Jan. 10
T: Madison McNary, Jr., OSU
F: Faith Sherrill, Sr., IND
Jan. 17
T: Christina Manning, Jr., OSU
F: Faith Sherrill, Sr., IND
Jan. 24
T: Chelsea Blanchard, Jr., IND
F: Dani Bunch, Fr., PUR
Jan. 31
T: Shavon Greaves, Sr., PSU
F: Ashley Galbraith, Jr., OSU
Feb. 7
T: Rebecca Addison, So., MICH
F: Dorcas Akinniyi, So., WIS
Feb. 14:
T: Rebecca Addison, So., MICH
F: Beth Rohl, So., MSU
F: Samantha Sonnenberg, Sr., MINN