Big Ten Athlete of the Year - IND's Derek Drouin

Drouin is a five-time NCAA high jump champion.

June 25, 2013

Through today, the Big Ten will highlight each of the 24 student-athletes nominated for the conference's Athlete of the Year awards. Award winners are voted on by a pre-selected media panel and will be announced on Wednesday.

Derek Drouin – Indiana – Track & Field
Drouin became the first Big Ten student-athlete to be named National Field Athlete of the Year, and is just the second athlete in NCAA history to collect the award for both the indoor and outdoor seasons in the same year. The Big Ten Indoor and Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year won both the indoor and outdoor high jump title, becoming the first person in NCAA history to win the high jump crown five times. Drouin is a Bowerman Trophy Semifinalist, first-team All-American and first-team All-Big Ten selection. He won a bronze medal at the 2012 Olympic Games, becoming the first male Canadian to earn a track and field medal since 1996. Click HERE for more information on Derek.

Previously Highlighted Nominees:

Ed Ruth, Penn State wrestling

Christine Nairn, Penn State women's soccer

Geoff Davis, Purdue men's track & field 

Casey Matthews, Purdue women's swimming & diving 

Derek St. John, Iowa wrestling

Jessica Barnett, Iowa field hockey    



Connor Jaeger, Michigan men's swimming & diving

Joanna Sampson, Michigan women's gymnastics

Le'Veon Bell, Michigan State football  

Caroline Powers, Michigan State women's golf  

Tony Nelson, Minnesota wrestling

Amanda Kessel, Minnesota women's ice hockey

Justin Parr, Illinois baseball

Ashley Spencer, Illinois women's track & field  

Montee Ball, Wisconsin football   

Cassandra Darrah, Wisconsin softball   

Chad Wright, Nebraska men's track & field

Mary Weatherholt, Nebraska women's tennis

Venric Mark, Northwestern football

Chelsea Armstrong, Northwestern field hockey

Blaz Rola, Ohio State men's tennis

Claire-Louise Bode, Ohio State rowing