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Illini Freshman Yalowitz Named To Big Ten First Team

The Big Ten Conference announced its yearly awards Tuesday with Illinois' Jack Yalowitz (first team), Pat McInerney (second team) and Michael Massey (third team) earning spots on All-Big Ten teams. Massey and Casey Dodge were named to the All-Freshman Team and Anthony Drago was a Sportsmanship Award honoree.
Yalowitz had a breakout season, batting .335 with 12 home runs and 44 RBIs. The sophomore was the only Big Ten player to post double-digit home runs and stolen bases during the regular season.
Massey put together one of the best freshman seasons by an Illini in recent years. He hit .330 with six homers and 36 RBIs, while starting every game at second base. Massey made just six errors in 51 games and helped Illinois rank No. 1 in the nation in double plays per game (1.18).
Iowa's Jake Adams was player of the year while Maryland's Brian Schaffer was the Pitcher of the Year.

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