June 23, 2014
Through today, the Big Ten will highlight the 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 on Monday, June 23, at 7:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. CT on BTN.
Joanna Sampson – Michigan – Gymnastics
One of three senior captains, Sampson led Michigan to a fantastic season that included its first Big Ten Championship since 2011, an NCAA Regional title and a top-10 finish at the NCAA Championships. Sampson was one of six national finalists for the 2014 AAI Award, which is given annually to the nation's top senior collegiate gymnast. During the team's postseason run, Sampson won or tied for two Big Ten titles (floor exercise, uneven bars) and one NCAA Regional title (floor exercise). The 2013 NCAA champion on floor exercise, Sampson finished second in the event this season. Click HERE for more information on Joanna.
Previously Highlighted Nominees:
Miles Ukaoma, Nebraska track & field