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Skogen named Sportsmanship Award honoree


Skogen

May 7, 2014

ROSEMONT, Ill.  – Freshman Ben Skogen was recognized May 7 as one of 12 men's golf Sportsmanship Award honorees by the Big Ten Conference.

Those receiving the award are individuals who have distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior. These student-athletes must also be in good academic standing and have demonstrated good citizenship outside of the sports-competition setting.

In his inaugural collegiate season, Skogen played  20 of 27 rounds averaging 78.05 per round. He had season bests of 72, 148 and 227 for 54-holes. His best tournament finish was tied for 24thwith a 72-74—148 at the rain-shortened 2014 Seahawk Invitational in Wilmington, N.C.

"This is great recognition for a fantastic student-athlete," Coach Michael Burcin said. "Ben is an important person in the rebuilding of our program. He was the first No. 1-ranked player from Wisconsin to commit here in many years. He is a model student, athlete, and person!"

The Onalaska native played the most rounds of the three true freshmen on the team. He qualified to compete in the 2014 Big Ten Championship on the tough Pete Dye Course in French Lick, Ind., where he finished tied for 55th with a 86-78-82-75—321. The Badgers had their best team performance since 2010 finishing 10th with 1,222.

Among other Big Ten award winners was former Badger John Carlson who was named the conference Coach of the Year after his Minnesota squad dethroned five-time champion Illinois winning the tournament with an 1186. Carlson played for the Badgers from 1998-2001.

2014 BIG TEN MEN’S GOLF ALL-CONFERENCE AND INDIVIDUAL AWARD WINNERS
Big Ten Player of the Year: Brian Campbell, Illinois
Big Ten Freshman of the Year: Jose Mendez, Minnesota
Big Ten Coach of the Year: John Carlson, Minnesota

ALL-BIG TEN
First Team
BRIAN CAMPBELL, Illinois
CHARLIE DANIELSON, Illinois
THOMAS DETRY, Illinois
STEVEN IHM, Iowa
Jose Mendez, Minnesota
JACK PERRY, Northwestern

Second Team
Brian Bullington, Iowa
Ian Vandersee, Iowa
Chris O’Neill, Michigan
Boo Timko, Ohio State
Adam Schenk, Purdue
Austin Eoff, Purdue

Unanimous selections in ALL CAPS

Sportsmanship Award Honorees
Jonathan Hauter, Illinois
Hugo Menendez, Indiana
Brian Bullington, Iowa
Bryce Evon, Michigan
Carson Castellani, Michigan State
Jon DuToit, Minnesota
Josh Reinertson, Nebraska
Bennett Lavin, Northwestern
Boo Timko, Ohio State
Geoff Vartelas, Penn State
Adam Schenk, Purdue
Ben Skogen, Wisconsin




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