Suzy Favor Female Athlete of the Year Award Nominee -- Blair Brown, Penn State

Blair Brown is Penn State's nominee for the Suzy Favor Female Athlete of the Year Award.

June 16, 2011

Through Friday, the Big Ten will highlight each of the 22 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 the Big Ten Network’s season-ending awards show on Monday at 6:30 p.m. CT.

Brown left the Penn State women’s volleyball team as one of three Nittany Lion volleyball players to have earned a national championship each season of her career. She helped Penn State become the first?]ever Division I women’s volleyball team to win four consecutive national titles. She was named the University Park Regional Most Outstanding Player and earned a spot on the NCAA Championship All?]Tournament Team. Brown is a finalist for the AAU Sullivan Award and was the Honda Sports Award winner for women’s volleyball. A three-time AVCA All-American, Brown was the 2010 Big Ten Player of the Year. Click HERE for more information on Blair.


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