IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa sophomore midfielder Natalie Winters was named third-team All-Big Ten, it was announced Friday by the league office.
It is the second career honor for Winters; she was named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team last season.
The Plymouth, Michigan, native has started all 18 games for the Hawkeyes in 2017, scoring two goals and registering five assists. She tied a school record with three assists in Iowa’s season-opening victory at Richmond.
Winters helped Iowa post seven shutouts during the regular season and advance to the Big Ten Tournament for the first time in three seasons. Winters is the first Hawkeye sophomore since Katelyn Quinn in 2003 to earn All-Big Ten recognition.
Senior Rachele Armand, a defender from Aurora, Illinois, is Iowa’s Big Ten Sportsmanship Award recipient. The distinction is presented to student-athletes who display sportsmanship and ethical behavior, are in good academic standing, and demonstrate good citizenship outside of athletics.
Iowa opens postseason play Sunday, facing top-seeded Ohio State at 3 p.m. (CT) in Columbus, Ohio, in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament.