Ohio State and Indiana Earn Conference Recognition

April 13, 2011

Park Ridge, Ill. -
The conference office announced on Wednesday the weekly women's outdoor track and field awards. Ohio State's Kelsey McHugh earns the nod as Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week, while Indiana's Vera Neuenswander was tabbed Field Athlete of the Week.

Track Athlete of the Week:
Kelsey McHugh - Ohio State
Sr. - Columbus, Ohio - Thomas Worthington

Ohio State earns its second consecutive weekly award after Kelsey McHugh finished first in the 5,000-meter run last weekend at the Miami Invitational. McHugh finished with a time of 16:46.83, setting a new personal record while running the ninth-fastest time in the conference this season. This is McHugh's first weekly award of her career and third for the Buckeyes this season.

Last Ohio State Track Athlete of the Week: Letecia Wright (April 6, 2011)

Field Athlete of the Week:
Vera Neuenswander - Indiana
Sr. - Jefferson City, Mo. - Jefferson City

Vera Neuenswander finished first in the pole vault last weekend as the Hoosiers teamed with Notre Dame to win 103-96 against Louisville and Kentucky. Neuenswander cleared 4.25 meters (13-11.25), the only competitor at the meet to surpass the 13-feet mark for the win. Her effort ranks eighth nationally and first in the Big Ten so far this season. She collects the second weekly award for the Hoosiers this season and the second in her career.

Last Indiana Field Athlete of the Week: Faith Sherrill (May 12, 2010)

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

March 23
T: Chimerem Okoroji, Jr., MINN
F: Allison Liske, Jr., MICH
March 30
T: Letecia Wright, Sr., OSU
F: Vera Neuenswander, Sr., IND
April 6
F: Karlee McQuillen, Sr., PSU
April 13
T: Kelsey McHugh, Sr., OSU
F: Vera Neuenswander, Sr., IND