Riley Earns First-Team All-Big Ten Honors
Feb. 28, 2012
PARK RIDGE, Ill. - Following a record-breaking weekend at the Big Ten Indoor Championships, senior Andrew Riley garnered first-team All-Big Ten honors, announced the conference office Tuesday. Riley picked up the accolade after winning both the 60m dash and 60m hurdles. He set a school record in the 60m with a time of 6.62 and finished the 60m hurdles with a time of 7.62. Senior Cody Wisslead and freshman Brandon Stryganekwere also honored being named second-team All-Big Ten. Wisslead placed second in the 60m hurdles with a personal best time of 7.89. Stryganek took runner-up in the 200m with a time of 21.43 and third in the 60m dash with a time of 6.76.
The Big Ten Conference office also announced individual award winners for the indoor season and conference meet. Highlighting the list, Minnesota junior Harun Abda was named the Big Ten Track Athlete of the Year and Wisconsin sophomore Japeth Cato earned the nod as Field Athlete of the Year. Penn State's Robby Creese was tabbed Freshman of the Year by the conference coaches while Indiana head coach Ron Helmer was named Coach of the Year by his peers. The conference coaches also recognized three student athletes for their performances at this year's Big Ten Indoor Championships. Junior Andrew Bayer of Indiana and junior Harun Abda of Minnesota were Co-Track Athletes of the Championships and Cato took home the Field Athlete of the Championships award.
The Big Ten Conference office recognizes student-athletes from each team with the Sportsmanship Award, with senior Kyle Engnellbeing selected from Illinois. The student-athletes chosen were individuals who have distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior. In addition, the student-athletes must be in good academic standing and have demonstrated good citizenship outside of the sports-competition setting.
Track Athlete of the Year
Field Athlete of the Year
Freshman of the Year
Co-Track Athletes of the Championships
Field Athlete of the Championships
Coach of the Year