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Nebraska freshman Mayson Conner is the Big Ten Conference was named the conference's freshman of the year for the outdoor track season.

Nebraska high jumper Mayson Conner was named the Big Ten Men's Outdoor Freshman of the Year on Wednesday in a vote of the conference's head coaches.

The York graduate earned second-team All-America honors after clearing 7 feet, 1 3/4 inches to finish tied for 12th last weekend at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Austin, Texas. 

He was also the Big Ten outdoor champion in the high jump, which was held indoors because of inclement weather, with a jump of 7-3 3/4, tying his indoor personal best. That effort also put tied him for ninth on the NU indoor top-10 list. Conner's personal best outdoors was 7-2 1/4 at the Texas Relays.

Conner is the first Husker to earn the title of Freshman of the Year since the award began in 1988 and he was also named the Big Ten Men's Indoor Freshman of the Year.

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