Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Gophers Dominate Big Ten Weekly Awards

Kari Schmidt and Aaron Studt were named Big Ten Field Athletes of the Week and Gabriele Anderson was named Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week as Golden Gophers dominated the conference's first weekly honors of the outdoor season.

Schmidt earned her notice for winning the shot put competition at the Shamrock Invitational hosted by Coastal Carolina University. The Gopher sophomore threw an NCAA regional qualifying mark of 47-3 1/2.

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Studt garnered his award in the same discipline, putting the shot a 58-11 for third place at the Georgia Relays. The mark established a new Minnesota freshman record in the event.

Anderson led a 1-2-3 Gopher sweep in the 1500 meters at the Shamrock Invitational to catch the eye of the Big Ten. Her time of 4:28.78 seconds is the ninth-fastest time in school history.

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