Northwestern athletes won the Big Ten's Freshman of the Year award in each of the four women's programs that compete in the spring: golf, tennis, lacrosse and softball.
It's been a remarkable spring on an individual level for young Wildcats, making the future bright and adding to what has been a nice run of success for the athletic department's non-revenue female sports over the years.
The run began with the women's golf program on April 28. Freshman Hannah Kim led the way for the No. 17-ranked Wildcats as she picked up both the Big Ten Freshman of the Year and Player of the Year honors. Head coach Emily Fletcher was named the conference's top coach and Kim joined two other Wildcats on the First Team All-Big Ten squad.
Just a couple days later, freshman tennis player Erin Larner received her Freshman of the Year honors. She joined Alicia Barnett on the conference's all-conference team.
Completing the sweep was softball freshman outfielder Sabrina Rabin, who was named the Big Ten's Freshman of the Year on Wednesday.