2012 Suzy Favor Female Athlete of the Year Nominee - Illinois' Colleen Ward

Colleen Ward is Illinois' nominee for the Suzy Favor Female Athlete of the Year award.

June 14, 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.

Colleen Ward – Illinois – Volleyball
Ward led the Illini to a runner-up finish in the NCAA Tournament and a 32-5 overall record. A first-team All American, she was named to the NCAA All-Tournament, All-Big Ten and All-Mideast Region teams. Ward led Illinois with 20 aces and helped the team to its first ever No. 1 ranking in the AVCA Coaches poll. Click HERE for more information on Colleen.

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