2012 Jesse Owens Male Athlete of the Year Award Nominee - Pudue's Kevin Plawecki

Kevin Plawecki is Purdue's nominee for the Jesse Owens Male Athlete of the Year award.

Kevin Plawecki is Purdue's nominee for the Jesse Owens Male Athlete of the Year award.

June 12, 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.

Kevin Plawecki - Purdue - Baseball
Plawecki garnered many awards this season after leading Purdue to its first Big Ten title since 1909 and first-ever Big Ten Tournament title. The junior was named Big Ten Player of the Year and Big Ten Tournament Most Outstanding Player, and earned a spot on the Collegiate Baseball Second Team All-America list. He led the Big Ten with 20 doubles and 54 runs scored while guiding the Boilermakers to a school-record 45 wins. Plawecki was picked 35th overall in the MLB Draft by the New York Mets. Click HERE for more information on Kevin.

Previously Highlighted Nominees:

Jessica Barnett, Iowa field hockey

Matt McDonough, Iowa wrestling