Tegenkamp, who set a new school and conference record of 13 minutes, 36.48 seconds in the 5,000, was named the Big Ten Athlete of the Week Tuesday. Tegenkamp currently holds the country's fastest time in the 5,000 and has automatically qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championship.
Tegenkamp also set a school record in the 3,000 meters Feb. 5 at the Meyo Invitational at Notre Dame. His new time of 7:51.75 seconds is an NCAA automatic qualifying time and bests his own personal record of 7.55.14, set last season.
Teammate sophomore sprinter Demi Omole earned the Big Ten Athlete of the Week honor Feb. 1.