June 14, 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.
DAVID BOUDIA – PURDUE – DIVING
A six-time NCAA Champion, Boudia has been named Purdue’s Male Athlete of the Year three times in his career. He was named the NCAA’s Diver of the Year after sweeping the springboard events at the 2011 NCAA Championships. Boudia was named the Big Ten’s Diver of the Year after winning all three events at the conference championships, becoming the first diver in conference history to sweep all three events in two different years, having also accomplished the feat in 2009. Click HERE for more information on David.
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