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.
NUMA GULYANAMITTA – PURDUE – GOLF
Gulyanamitta was named the Big Ten’s Player of the Year in 2011 on the heels of a season which saw her win the conference’s individual title and the Marry Fossum Award, given to the conference player with the lowest stroke average to par. She earned second-team All-America recognition and finished the season ranked No. 16 in the nation. A four-time first-team All-Big Ten honoree, Gulyanamitta averaged 72.55 strokes per round in 2011, the lowest average of her career. Click HERE for more information on Numa.
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