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On this edition of MSU Today on News/Talk 760 WJR, Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis introduce you to MSU’s new ice hockey coach Danton Cole. And they congratulate the 2017 Big Ten champion Spartans women’s golf team.

Danton Cole, an 18-year coaching veteran with international, professional and collegiate experience, is the new head coach of the Michigan State hockey program. Cole, who was a key member of some of the most successful Spartan hockey teams in program history, comes to Michigan State from USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program where he has mentored some of the nation’s top young players on the U-17 and U-18 teams for the past seven seasons.

The Michigan State women’s golf team captured the 2017 Big Ten Championship in comeback fashion on April 23 at TPC River’s Bend in Maineville, Ohio. The Spartans entered the final round eight strokes back of Northwestern and wound up winning the tournament by two shots after a third-round best 3-under-par 285 on Sunday.

The Big Ten then announced its coach, player and freshman of the year honors on April 25, and it was a clean sweep for the conference champion Spartans. Head coach Stacy Slobodnik-Stoll was voted the Big Ten Coach of the Year; junior Sarah Burnham was selected the Big Ten Player of the Year and Allyson Geer garnered Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors. It’s the first time in program history the Spartans have won all three awards.

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