Big Ten Announces Men's Indoor Track & Field Individual Honors
Feb. 27, 2013
The Big Ten Conference office announced on Wednesday the 2013 Big Ten men’s indoor track and field individual award winners. Penn State senior Casimir Loxsom was named Big Ten Track Athlete of the Year and Track Athlete of the Championships, while Indiana senior Derek Drouin was tabbed Big Ten Field Athlete of the Year and Field Athlete of the Championships. Penn State’s Brannon Kidder was named Freshman of the Year by the conference coaches, while Wisconsin head coach Ed Nuttycombe was tabbed Coach of the Year by his peers.
The Big Ten Conference office recognizes student-athletes from each team as Sportsmanship Award Honorees. The student-athletes chosen are individuals who have distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior. In addition, the student-athletes must be in good academic standing and have demonstrated good citizenship outside of the sports-competition setting. Honorees for men’s indoor track and field are Illinois’ Zebo Zebe, Indiana’s Lance Roller, Iowa’s Josh Larney, Michigan’s Bobby Aprill, Michigan State’s Lonnie Pugh, Minnesota’s Cameron Boy, Nebraska’s Janis Leitis, Ohio State’s Chris Fallon, Penn State’s Darrell Hill, Purdue’s Chukwuebuka Enekwechi and Wisconsin’s Danny Block. These student-athletes are now candidates for the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award, as the conference office will honor one male and one female student-athlete from each institution at the end of the school year.
Track Athlete of the Year
Freshman of the Year
Coach of the Year
Ed Nuttycombe, Wisconsin