Maya Hayes is Penn State's nominee for the Suzy Favor Female Athlete of the Year award.
June 15, 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.
Maya Hayes – Penn State – Soccer
After leading the nation in goals (31) and points (70), Hayes was named a finalist for the Hermann Trophy for the top women’s soccer honors in the nation. The sophomore earned first-team NSCAA All-America and NSCAA All-Great Lakes honors, and claimed first-team All-Big Ten and Forward of the Year laurels after being named Offensive Player of the Week four times. She set a new Penn State and Big Ten record for points in a single season and led Penn State to its 14th consecutive conference title. Click HERE for more information on Maya.
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
Lavonte David, Nebraska football
Ashley Miller, Nebraska track
Andrew Riley, Illinois track
Colleen Ward, Illinois volleyball
Christina Manning, Ohio State track
Zain Shaito, Ohio State fencing
John Shurna, Northwestern basketball
Taylor Thornton, Northwestern lacrosse