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    Wagner Earns Second Team All-Big Ten Honors

    Go Hoosiers! Amanda Wagner
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    Amanda Wagner
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    May 8, 2013

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Amanda Wagner of the Indiana softball team was named second team All-Big Ten today, the Big Ten Conference announced. The honor is the second for Wagner after she earned second team accolades in 2012. Meaghan Murphy was also recognized as the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award nominee.

    Wagner has posted a career-year this season. The senior leads Indiana in batting average in both overall (.414) and Big Ten (.393, 5th B1G) games. She has reached base in 20 of Indiana's 22 conference games for the fifth-best on-base percentage in the B1G (.590) and reached in 44-of-50 of Indiana's overall contests to help her to a .561 on-base percentage, which ranks in the top-10 in the country. On the season, Wagner ranks near the top of several offensive categories amongst Big Ten hitters, including batting average (.414, 5th), on-base percentage (.561, 3rd), slugging percentage (.648, 12th), doubles, (16, 2nd), walks (33, T-7th) and hit by pitch (11, T-5th). The Burbank, Ill. native as named B1G Player of the Week for the second time of her career on March 18 after hitting .778 with three multiple-hit games and a 1.333 slugging percentage.

    Here is a complete list of the 2013 All-Big Ten Selections:

    First Team All-Big Ten *
    Megan Blank, So., SS, IOWA

    Caitlin Blanchard, Jr., 1B, MICH
    Sara Driesenga, So., P, MICH
    Ashley Lane, Sr., 2B, MICH
    Sierra Lawrence, Fr., OF, MICH
    SIERRA ROMERO, Fr., SS, MICH
    Lauren Sweet, So., C, MICH
    Kylene Hopkins, Sr., OF, MSU
    SARA MOULTON, Jr., P, MINN
    KAITLYN RICHARDSON, So., 3B, MINN
    Tyler Walker, So., SS, MINN
    TATUM EDWARDS, Jr., P, NEB
    TAYLOR EDWARDS, Jr., C, NEB
    Amy Letourneau, So., UTIL, NU
    Mari Majam, Jr., OF, NU
    Cassidy Bell, Sr., OF, PSU
    Andie Varsho, Jr., OF, PUR
    Cassandra Darrah, Sr., P, WIS
    MARY MASSEI, Jr., OF, WIS
    Whitney Massey, Sr., C, WIS 


     

     

    Second Team All-Big Ten
    Alex Booker, Jr., OF, ILL

    Amanda Wagner, Sr., 3B, IND
    Johnnie Dowling, Sr., OF, IOWA
    Haylie Wagner, So., P, MICH
    Jayme O'Bryant, Sr., 3B, MSU
    Alicia Armstrong, Fr., SS, NEB
    Jordan Bettiol, So., OF, NEB
    Courtney Breault, Sr., DP, NEB
    Emily Lockman, Fr., P, NEB
    Brooke Thomason, Sr., OF, NEB
    Marisa Bast, Jr., 3B, NU
    Anna Edwards, So., SS, NU
    Cammi Prantl, Fr., OF, OSU
    Maia Monchek, Sr., OF, PUR
    Kendall Grimm, Sr., OF, WIS
    Meghan McIntosh, Sr., P, WIS
     
    Player of the Year: Sierra Romero, Fr., SS, MICH

    Pitcher of the Year: Tatum Edwards, Jr., NEB
    Freshman of the Year: Sierra Romero, SS, MICH
    Coach of the Year: Carol Hutchins, MICH
     

    All-Defensive Team*
    P - Kayla Massey, Jr., IOWA

    C - Taylor Edwards, Jr., NEB
    1B - Evelyn Carrillo, Jr., OSU
    2B - Jami Schkade, So., ILL and Brianna LeBeau, Fr., NU
    3B - Gabby Banda, Sr., NEB
    SS - Alicia Armstrong, Fr., NEB
    OF - Alex Booker, Jr., ILL
    OF - Kylene Hopkins, Sr., MSU
    OF - Cassidy Bell, Sr., PSU
     

    * Additional honorees due to tie
    Players in ALL CAPS denote unanimous selection

    Sportsmanship Award Honorees: Jenny Mychko, ILL; Meaghan Murphy, IND; Sam Valentine, IOWA; Jaclyn Crummey, MICH; Ellie Stoffer, MSU; Kelsey Klucas, MINN; Mattie Fowler, NEB; Sammy Albanese, NU; Melissa Rennie, OSU; Cassidy Bell, PSU; Ashley Courtney, PUR; Maria Van Abel, WIS.


       

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