Lions Dominate BTN Honors

Jamelle Cornley

Cornley, Paterno and Rose take home top trophies from the network's annual awards show. See how things played out right here.

The Big Ten Network held its second-annual Awards Show Friday night. Judging by the results, it was one heck of year for Penn State athletics.

The following are the Nittany Lions who won awards this year:

Most Courageous Performance:
Jamelle Cornley - Penn State basketball
Other Penn State Nominee:
Joe Paterno - Penn State football

Men's Coach of the Year:
Penn State football coach Joe Paterno (fan vote)

Women's Coach of the Year:
Penn State volleyball coach Russ Rose (fan vote)

Best Finish:
Illinois vs Penn State - Men's Basketball, March 5, 2009 (fan vote)
Other Penn State nominees:
Penn State vs Iowa - Football

Here are the other award winners from the show:

Women's Team of the Year:
Northwestern lacrosse
Penn State nominee:
Penn State volleyball

Men's Team of the Year:
Michigan State basketball
Penn State Nominee:
Penn State football

Breakout Performer:
Shonn Greene - Iowa football
Penn State Nominee:
Daryll Clark - Penn State Football

Game of the Year:
Penn State Nominee:
Penn State vs. Iowa - football (11/8/08)

Most Dominating Performance:
Juice Williams - Illinois football (10/4/08)
Penn State Nominees:
Megan Hodge - Penn State volleyball (Final Four, 12/18 and 12/20/08)
Derrick Williams - Penn State football (9/27/08)

Game of the Year:
Northwestern vs. Michigan State - men's basketball (1/21/09)
Penn State nominees:
Penn State vs. Ohio State - football (10/25/08)
Michigan State vs. Penn State - men's basketball (2/1/09)
Penn State vs. Iowa - men's basketball (3/7/09)
Penn State vs. Iowa - football (11/8/08)

Suzy Favor Award (best female athlete): Maria Hernandez - Purdue golf
Penn State Nominee: Nicole Fawcett - Penn State volleyball

Jesse Owens Award (best male athlete): Jake Herbert - Northwestern wrestling
Penn State Nominee: Casey Sandy - Penn State gymnastics

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