Nebraska baseball player Bryan Peters is one of 15 finalists for the Fan’s Choice Award, for the player who excels on the field and shows inspiring leadership. The winner is determined through fan voting on Facebook and will be honored during the Home Run Derby in Omaha.
Nebraska seniors Bjorn Barrefors and Mary Weatherholt were honored by the Big Ten Conference, being named 2013 Medal of Honor winners. The conference’s most prestigious award recognizes student-athletes who performed well in the classroom and in athletics.
Barrefors is a two-time conference champion who has also broken the Nebraska school records in the men’s heptathlon and decathlon. Next year will be the 100th anniversary of the award. Weatherholt just put together one of the most dominant seasons in Nebraska women’s tennis history, finishing as a national runner up.