Weatherholt advanced to the national singles title match this season.
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.
Mary Weatherholt – Nebraska – Women’s Tennis
Weatherholt was named Big Ten Athlete of the Year for the second consecutive season after posting a combined 52-5 record this season, including a 30-2 singles mark, the highest winning percentage in Nebraska history. The senior became the first Husker to earn All-America honors in both singles and doubles after advancing to the singles national championship match and the doubles quarterfinals. The unanimous first-team All-Big Ten selection helped Nebraska to its first Big Ten Championship and appearance in the NCAA Round of 16. Weatherholt is a two-time academic All-Big Ten honoree, 2013 Big Ten Medal of Honor recipient and Sportsmanship Award winner. Click HERE for more information on Mary.
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
Cassandra Darrah, Wisconsin softball
Chad Wright, Nebraska men's track & field