Purdue and Minnesota Earn Conference Recognition




Feb. 21, 2011

Park Ridge, Ill. - The conference office announced on Monday the weekly women's indoor track and field awards with Purdue's Ebony Woodard earning Track Athlete of the Week honors and Minnesota's Samantha Sonnenberg winning Field Athlete of the Week accolades.

Track Athlete of the Week
Ebony Woodard - Purdue
Fr. - Indianapolis, Ind. - Perry Meridian

Ebony Woodard earned a first-place finish in the 200-meter dash last weekend as Purdue hosted the Boilermaker Invitational. The freshman clocked a career-best time of 24.95 to win the event, making it a top-15 finish in the Big Ten. Woodard's award marks the first time since the 2002 season the Boilermakers have taken home the honor.

Last Purdue Track Athlete of the Week: Ebbie Metzinger (Feb. 5, 2002)

Field Athlete of the Week
Samantha Sonnenberg - Minnesota
Sr. - Waukesha, Wis. - South

Minnesota's Samantha Sonnenberg earns her second consecutive weekly award after taking home first place in the pole vault last weekend at the Parents Day Open. Sonnenberg's vault of 13-11 ¼ inches is a season-best and currently leads the Big Ten. The senior's mark is among the top-10 in NCAA Division I this season, ranking at No. 9.

Last Minnesota Field Athlete of the Week: Samantha Sonnenberg (Feb. 21, 2011)

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
Feb. 21
T: Ebony Woodard, Fr., PUR
F: Samantha Sonnenberg, Sr., MINN

 

 

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