Chris Phipps was named the Big Ten Co-Field Athlete of the Week on Wednesday.
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Phipps Notches Big Ten Award

By NU Athletic Communications
Lincoln, Neb. - Nebraska senior Chris Phipps was honored by the Big Ten Conference on Wednesday after being selected as the Big Ten Co-Field Athlete-of-the-Week. The accolade marks his first Big Ten outdoor track and field weekly award.

Phipps earned the accolade after recording a first-place finish in the long jump (25-4 1/2) at the Arkansas Spring Invitational. His long jump mark ranks first in the conference and is tied for seventh in the NCAA this season.

Nebraska returns to action this weekend as the Huskers travel to the Sun Angel Classic in Tempe, Ariz.

2012 Men's Outdoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week

March 21        T: No Selection

                      F: Trey Davis, Sr., MINN

March 28        T: De'Sean Turner, Sr., IND

                      F: Chad Wright, So., NEB

April 4             T: Thomas Murdaugh, Sr., OSU

                       F: Chris Phipps, Sr., NEB

                       F: Joe Kovacs, Sr., PSU

                       F: Geoff Davis, Jr., PUR


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