Talor Battle is Penn State's nominee for the Jesse Owens Male Athlete of the Year Award.
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.
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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