UNIVERSITY PARK, PA., June 17, 2009. “Senior women’s volleyball player Nicole Fawcett (Zanesfield, Ohio) and senior men’s gymnast Casey Sandy (Brampton, Ontario) have earned this year’s honors as Penn State’s Athletes of the Year. This year’s Honda Award winner for women’s volleyball, Fawcett led her team to back-to-back national championships her final two years, while Sandy leaves Penn State a highly decorated All-American and winner of the 2009 Nissen-Emery Award, the top prize in men’s collegiate gymnastics.
Both Sandy and Fawcett are now eligible for the Big Ten’s Jesse Owens Male Athlete of the Year Award and Suzy Favor Female Athlete of the Year Award. Those awards will be announced as part of the Second Annual Big Ten Network Awards Show this Friday, June 19, at 10 p.m. ET.” More from gopsusports.com .