June 16, 2011
Through Friday, the Big Ten will highlight each of the 22 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 the Big Ten Network’s season-ending awards show on Monday at 6:30 p.m. CT.
TALOR BATTLE – PENN STATE – BASKETBALL
Battle led Penn State to its first-ever Big Ten Tournament Championship game and its first NCAA Tournament berth in a decade during a senior season in which he finished second in the Big Ten in scoring (20.2 ppg) and became Penn State's all-time career scoring leader posting 2,213 points to surpass the 56-year old mark set by All-American Jesse Arnelle in 1955 an rank 10th all-time in Big Ten Conference history. Battle became the first Lion to earn first-team All-Big Ten, NABC All-District and USBWA All-District honors in multiple seasons. Click HERE for more information on Talor.
PREVIOUSLY HIGHLIGHTED NOMINEES
Ashley Benson, Indiana Volleyball
Derek Drouin, Indiana Track & Field
Kachine Alexander, Iowa Basketball
Vince India, Iowa Golf
Emily MacLeod, Michigan State Cross Country/Track
Greg Jones, Michigan State Football
Kelci Bryant, Minnesota Diving
Michael Richards, Minnesota Swimming
Numa Gulyanamitta, Purdue Golf
David Boudia, Purdue Diving
Blair Brown, Penn State Volleyball