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.
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