Burke picks up Big Ten honors

March, 5, 2012
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ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Freshman point guard Trey Burke was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year by the media on Monday night. He was also named to the second team All-Big Ten by both coaches and media and the Big Ten Freshman Team.

"It's great,” Burke said of the honors. “But it's just great to be able to come in here and play with a great group of guys and have three great seniors in Zack [Novak], Stu [Douglass] and Corey [Person]. I definitely would not have been able to win this without my teammates hitting shots and making plays."

Earlier today when players met with the media, Burke said that it was a personal goal of his to be rookie of the year. He split the honor with Indiana freshman Cody Zeller (coaches), who was also named to the All-Freshman team.

Michigan sophomore Tim Hardaway Jr. was named to the third team All-Big Ten (coaches and media). Novak was honorable mention on the media All-Big Ten team while Douglass was given the Big Ten’s Sportsmanship Award for Michigan.

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