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.
Caroline Powers – Michigan State – Women’s Golf
The Big Ten Golfer of the Year, Powers completed her career as Michigan State’s all-time record holder in scoring average (74.26) and owns the top three single-season scoring averages in program history. In 2013, the senior earned the Big Ten Medal of Honor and was named to the Big Ten All-Championships team after placing second at the conference event. She was an honorable mention All-American, first-team All-Big Ten selection and second-team Academic All-American this season. At the 2013 NCAA Championships, Powers led the Spartans to a school-record ninth-place finish. Throughout the season, the Bowling Green, Ohio, native posted a top-10 finish in six of Michigan State’s 11 tournaments. Click HERE for more information on Caroline.
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