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Derek Drouin earns Big Ten Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year

Indiana high jumper Derek Drouin received his fifth Big Ten Athlete of the Year award today. This one, Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year, completes a sweep of the Field Athlete of the Year awards for the senior in his 2013 campaign.

Drouin, who competed for Canada in the 2012 Olympics and earned a bronze medal in the high jump, became the only Big Ten athlete to win four outdoor high-jump titles after winning the crown during the weekend's conference championship.

"Derek is performing like one of the best in the world this year because he is one of the best in the world," IU coach Ron Helmer said in a statement. "He is a great ambassador for not only Indiana University but also for the Big Ten. He matches his competitive drive and talent with a great deal of class."

Drouin and the Hoosiers compete in the NCAA East Preliminary Round from May 23 to 25 in Greensboro, N.C.