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PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM Randi Schuler is one of only two Purdue players in school history to be named All-Big Ten as a freshman.
Randi Schuler is one of only two Purdue players in school history to be named All-Big Ten as a freshman.

April 28, 2006

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue freshman Randi Schuler has been named to the 2006 Women's Tennis All-Big Ten Team. She was one of seven unanimous selections to the 12-player team announced Thursday night by the conference office.

Schuler has enjoyed a stellar rookie campaign for the Boilermakers. A native of Davis, Calif., she has won 27 singles matches and 22 doubles matches since the fall. Schuler began the spring at No. 2 singles, but after 12 matches moved up to the No. 1 position. At both positions combined, she has posted a 15-6 singles record and a 17-4 doubles mark in spring dual matches.

Schuler collected records of 7-3 and 8-2 in Big Ten contests. She was named Big Ten Athlete of the Week on Feb. 21.

Schuler has been ranked among the nation's top 100 singles players throughout the spring. She achieved a high ranking of 54th in the Jan. 10 Fila/ITA poll. Currently she is ranked 98th.

Schuler is the first Purdue freshman to receive All-Big Ten honors since Erica Adams in 1988. Adams is the only Boilermaker to earn All-Big Ten recognition four times.

Northwestern senior Cristelle Grier was named Big Ten Athlete of the Year for the third time in her four-year career. Fellow Wildcat Georgia Rose was named Freshman of the Year, while Iowa's Daryl Greenan was named Coach of the Year.

In addition to the aforementioned honors, 11 Sportsmanship Awards were distributed to one player from each Big Ten school. Purdue's honoree was sophomore Brooke Beier, who received the award in recognition for her sportsmanship and ethical behavior. Beier now becomes a candidate for the conference-wide Big Ten Sportsmanship Award that will be handed out to one male and one female student-athlete at the conclusion of the school year.

Schuler and Beier will lead the Boilermakers into action at the Big Ten Championships on Friday in Champaign, Ill. Purdue will face Indiana in a quarterfinal beginning at 10 a.m. local time.

2006 All-Big Ten Team
*Macall Harkins, Illinois
*Sarah Batty, Indiana
*Meg Racette, Iowa
Kara Delicata, Michigan
Elizabeth Exon, Michigan
Christine Bader, Michigan State
*Nischela Reddy, Minnesota
*Cristelle Grier, Northwestern
*Georgia Rose, Northwestern
Alexis Prousis, Northwestern
*Randi Schuler, Purdue
Caitlin Burke, Wisconsin

* Denotes unanimous selection.

Athlete of the Year: Cristelle Grier, Northwestern
Freshman of the Year: Georgia Rose, Northwestern
Coach of the Year: Daryl Greenan, Iowa

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