June 21, 2013
Through Tuesday, 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 next week.
Connor Jaeger – Michigan – Men’s Swimming & Diving
The Big Ten Swimmer of the Year, Jaeger captured national titles in the 500- and 1,650-yard freestyle at the NCAA Championships, leading the Wolverines to their NCAA-leading 12th national championship. Jaegar also claimed All-America status in the 200-yard freestyle and 800-yard freestyle relay at the meet. He represented the United States at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, finishing sixth in the 1,500-meter freestyle. The Fair Haven, N.J., native is a three-time Michigan Athletic Academic-Achievement Award recipient, a two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree and was named a CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-American this season. Click HERE for more information on Connor.
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