Big Ten Athlete of the Year Nominee Spotlight - Catherine Shields (Ohio State)

Shields was a 2014 Pocock first-team All-American.

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.

Previously Highlighted Nominees:

Natalie Cafone, Iowa field hockey

Tony Ramos, Iowa wrestling

Allyssa Ferrell, Michigan State golf

Darqueze Dennard, Michigan State football

Dani Bunch, Purdue track & field

Emily Wong, Nebraska gymnastics

Miles Ukaoma, Nebraska track & field