June 19, 2014
Through Monday, 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.
Catherine Shields – Ohio State – Rowing
A sophomore from Rangiora, New Zealand, Shields is a 2014 Pocock first-team All-American and Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) first-team All-Central Region. In the Big Ten, Shields earned 2014 Big Ten Athlete of the Year honors and was named first-team All-Big Ten. Part of the Buckeyes’ second-consecutive Big Ten and NCAA team championships in 2014, Shields rowed in the First Varsity Eight that won the program’s first NCAA 1V8 title. An Ohio State Scholar-Athlete, Shields and the First Varsity Eight earned a pair of Big Ten Boat of the Week awards in April. Click HERE for more information on Catherine.
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