June 13, 2012
Through Monday, the Big Ten will highlight each of the 24 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 BTN’s season-ending awards show on Monday at 6:30 p.m. CT.
Ashley Miller – Nebraska – Track and Field
This season, Miller became a three-time Big Ten champion, winning the 3,000-meter indoor title and the 500 and 1,500 meter outdoor crowns. She was named a second-team All-American and holds three school records. After qualifying for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the women’s 1,500 meters, she finished the final meet of her Husker career with a personal-best time of 4:14.12 in the semifinals. The senior captain guided the Husker women to their first Big Ten Championship at the indoor meet and a second-place fin¬ish at the outdoor Big Ten Championships. Click HERE for more information on Ashley.
Previously Highlighted Nominees:
Jessica Barnett, Iowa field hockey
Matt McDonough, Iowa wrestling
Kevin Plawecki, Purdue baseball
Ariel Turner, Purdue volleyball
Draymond Green, Michigan State basketball
Caroline Powers, Michigan State golf
Tony Nelson, Minnesota wrestler
Ashley Wittman, Minnesota volleyball