Big Ten Athlete of the Year Nominee - MSU's Caroline Powers

Powers completed her career as Michigan State's all-time record holder in scoring average

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