This morning's featured candidates are Oklahoma State's Andrew Heaney and Natalja Piliusina.
MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR NOMINEE
FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR NOMINEE
Andrew Heaney; Baseball
Junior; Stillwater, Okla.
♦ Big 12 Pitcher of the Year
♦ All-Big 12 First Team
♦ Unanimous All-America selection
♦ Louisville Slugger All-America First Team
♦ NCBWA All-America First Team
Natalja Piliusina; Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field
Sophomore; Stillwater, Okla.
♦ First-team All-American Indoor 800 meters (Second place, 2:04.48)
♦ Second-team All-American Outdoor 1,500 meters (10th place, 4:18.74)
♦ No. 1 in 1,500 meter time in the NCAA during the outdoor season (4:09.51, set at Payton Jordan Invitational)
♦ Big 12 Champion in Indoor 800 meters (2:07.43) and Distance Medley Relay (11:19.24)
♦ Big 12 Champion in Outdoor 800 meters (2:05.23)