Darrah finished the season with a Wisconsin single-season record .791 winning percentage and 27 victories.
June 24, 2013
Through Tuesday, the Big Ten will highlight each of the 24 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 Wednesday.
Cassandra Darrah – Wisconsin – Softball
A first-team All-Big Ten selection and a second-team NFCA Great Lakes All-Region honoree, Darrah finished the season with a Wisconsin single-season record .791 winning percentage and 27 victories, second in school history, including the Badgers’ first no-hitter in 12 seasons. The junior led Wisconsin to a school-record 44 wins and its first Big Ten Tournament title, working all 21 innings and recording a 1.67 ERA en route to Big Ten Tournament MVP honors. In the Badgers’ first NCAA appearance in eight years, Darrah was named to the tournament’s All-Region Team after posting a 1.67 ERA with 13 strikeouts. Click HERE for more information on Cassandra.
Previously Highlighted Nominees:
Ed Ruth, Penn State wrestling
Christine Nairn, Penn State women's soccer
Geoff Davis, Purdue men's track & field
Casey Matthews, Purdue women's swimming & diving
Derek St. John, Iowa wrestling
Jessica Barnett, Iowa field hockey
Connor Jaeger, Michigan men's swimming & diving
Joanna Sampson, Michigan women's gymnastics
Le'Veon Bell, Michigan State football
Caroline Powers, Michigan State women's golf
Tony Nelson, Minnesota wrestling
Amanda Kessel, Minnesota women's ice hockey
Justin Parr, Illinois baseball
Ashley Spencer, Illinois women's track & field
Montee Ball, Wisconsin football