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.
All four of our spring #B1GCats women’s teams boast their sport's @bigtenconf Freshman of the Year! #LikeAGirl pic.twitter.com/5UF6gEhAMb— #B1GCats (@NU_Sports) May 6, 2015
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.
2015 #B1GWGolf Player and Freshman of the Year is Hannah Kim of @NU_Sports. pic.twitter.com/lafol5f5Lt— Big Ten Conference (@bigtenconf) April 28, 2015
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.
Erin Larner of @NUWildcatTennis earned 2015 #B1GWTennis Freshman of the Year honors. pic.twitter.com/dq4ouXVlPS— Big Ten Conference (@bigtenconf) April 30, 2015
Then, in what seemed like the least surprising announcement, Selena Lasota was named the top freshman lacrosse player in the Big Ten after her outstanding season.
This Just In: Selena Lasota voted as the #B1GLax Freshman of the Year! pic.twitter.com/Xz7dpHHlDB— Northwestern Lax (@NULax) May 4, 2015
Completing the sweep was softball freshman outfielder Sabrina Rabin, who was named the Big Ten's Freshman of the Year on Wednesday.
Led by @B1GSoftball Freshman of the Year Sabrina Rabin, 3 @NUSBCats #B1GCats are All-#B1G! http://t.co/18KIKWrvag pic.twitter.com/Cwxlz47jHG— #B1GCats (@NU_Sports) May 6, 2015