2012 Suzy Favor Female Athlete of the Year Nominee - Wisconsin's Brianna Decker

Brianna Decker is Wisconsin's nominee for the Suzy Favor Female Athlete of the Year award.

Brianna Decker is Wisconsin's nominee for the Suzy Favor Female Athlete of the Year award.

June 18, 2012

Through Monday, the Big Ten will highlight each of the 24 student-athletes nominated for the conference’s Jesse Owens Male and Suzy Favor Female Athlete of the Year Awards. Award winners are voted on by a pre-selected media panel and will be announced live on BTN’s season-ending awards show on Monday at 6:30 p.m. CT.

Brianna Decker – Wisconsin – Ice Hockey
Decker led the nation in goals (37) and tied for the lead in points (82) to guide Wisconsin to a 33-5-2 record and the WHCA regular season championship. The junior won the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award as the top player in collegiate women’s hockey and was named first-team AHCA Division I All-American and WHCA Player of the Year. She tallied five game-winning goals and ranked in the top 10 of various national statistical categories. Click HERE for more information on Brianna.

Previously Highlighted Nominees:

Jessica Barnett, Iowa field hockey

Matt McDonough, Iowa wrestling

Kevin Plawecki, Purdue baseball

Ariel Turner, Purdue volleyball

Draymond Green, Michigan State basketball

Caroline Powers, Michigan State golf

Tony Nelson, Minnesota wrestler

Ashley Wittman, Minnesota volleyball

Lavonte David, Nebraska football

Ashley Miller, Nebraska track

Andrew Riley, Illinois track

Colleen Ward, Illinois volleyball

Christina Manning, Ohio State track

Zain Shaito, Ohio State fencing

John Shurna, Northwestern basketball

Taylor Thornton, Northwestern lacrosse

Maya Hayes, Penn State soccer

David Taylor, Penn State wrestling

Andy Bayer, Indiana track

Allysa Vavra, Indiana swimming

Montee Ball, Wisconsin football

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