Craig Brester, a Mechanized Systems Management major who will graduate next month, was named Nebraska’s 2010 Senior Male Student-Athlete of the Year and Kelsey Griffin, a Biological Sciences major who also will graduate next month, was named Nebraska’s 2010 Senior Female Student-Athlete of the Year.
Brester was a walk-on wrestler who became a three-time NCAA All-American. Griffin came back from an injury last season to lead the NU women to their best record in school history.
NU Athletic Director Tom Osborne was the evening’s keynote speaker and joined deans and college representatives from various schools to co-present 278 individual Medallion Awards to student-athletes who achieved bronze, silver or gold distinction for scholastic excellence. This year’s record number of Medallion winners increased the total to 4,100 Medallion Awards since NU’s first recognition banquet in 1991.