Michigan sweeps Big Ten softball awards

Michigan won its fifth consecutive Big Ten title last weekend.

On Wednesday, it swept the league's awards as well.

Senior first baseman Amanda Chidester was named the Big Ten Player of the Year for the second straight season after hitting .433 in Big Ten play. It is the third straight season a Michigan player has won the award.

Pitcher Haylie Wagner was named the Big Ten Pitcher of the Year and Freshman of the Year, the first player to win both awards in the same season since 1992.

Michigan coach Carol Hutchins was named the Big Ten Coach of the Year for the 13th time.

Wagner and Chidester were also on the all-Big Ten first team along with freshman utility player Sara Driesenga.