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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 6/29/2023, Last updated: 3/15/2024
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Eight Big Ten Men’s Track & Field/Cross Country Student-Athletes Named to Academic All-America Teams

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ROSEMONT, Ill. – Eight student-athletes from five Big Ten Conference schools earned a place on the 2022-23 Men’s Track & Field/Cross Country Academic All-America Teams, according to Thursday’s announcement by the College Sports Communicators (CSC).  Minnesota led the way with three Academic All-Americans, followed by Wisconsin with two, and Michigan, Nebraska and Penn State all with one honoree each.Minnesota graduate students Isaiah Schafer and Matthew Wilkinson earned first-team All-America honors from CSC while their teammate, graduate student Kaleb Siekmeier earned third-team All-America. This is Schafer’s and Wilkinson’s first honors, while Siekmeier earned second-team All-America in 2021-22 and third-team recognition in 2020-21.Wisconsin junior Abdullahi Hassan claimed second-team All-America plaudits and his teammate, graduate student Sam Coil, earned third-team All-America accolades.Michigan graduate student Tom Brady and Nebraska sophomore Till Steinforth earned first-team All-America status and Penn State sophomore Collin Burkhart claimed third-team All-America recognition, the first honors for all three student-athletes.

Big Ten Conference ( is an association of world-class universities whose member institutions share a common mission of research, graduate, professional and undergraduate teaching, and public service. Founded in 1896, Big Ten Conference has sustained a comprehensive set of shared practices and policies that enforce the priority of academics in the lives of students competing in intercollegiate athletics and emphasize the values of integrity, fairness, and competitiveness. The broad-based programs of the 14 Big Ten Conference institutions will provide over $200 million in direct financial support to more than 9,800 students for more than 11,000 participation opportunities on 350 teams in 42 different sports. Big Ten Conference sponsors 28 official conference sports, 14 for men and 14 for women, including the addition of men’s ice hockey and men’s and women’s lacrosse since 2013.