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Illinois Fighting Illini Golf: Brian Campbell Named Big Ten Player of the Year

On Wednesday, the Big Ten conference announced that Illinois junior Brian Campbell would be named as the Big Ten Player of the Year.

Campbell’s Big Ten Player of the Year win makes it three straight and the fourth time in five season that an Illinois Fighting Illini golfer has been honored by the conference as its best player. It is also the seventh time ever that an Illinois player has received the award.

He joins Thomas Pieters (2013), Luke Guthrie (2012) and Scott Langley (2010) in taking the conference’s top honor in the past five years.

Campbell was also named to the All-Big Ten first team (duh!) where he was joined by teammates Charlie Danielson and Thomas Detry. Illinois hasn’t had three of its golfers make the All-Big Ten first team since Chris DeForest, Luke Guthrie and Scott Langley did so in 2010.

The Illinois Fighting Illini were named one of six Big Ten teams named to an NCAA Regional earlier this week. They earned the 2nd seed the Sugar Grove, Illinois, regional at Rich Harvest Farms on May 15th, 16th, and 17th.

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