Bruce Earns Community of Champions

April 14, 2010

IRVING, Texas – Junior sprinter Brittany Bruce was one of 12 student-athletes to earn the Big 12 2010 Spring Chick-fil-A Community of Champions honor, as announced by league officials on Wednesday.

Bruce, a native of Lee’s Summit, Mo., is a three-time All-American and two-time Big 12 champion for the Baylor women’s track and field team. She earned All-America honors in both the 4x100-meter and 4x400-meter relays at the 2009 NCAA Outdoor Championships.

During the fall, winter and spring terms, one student-athlete from each institution has been honored based on the following criteria:

Academics: An academic standard of a 3.00 grade point average or higher must be maintained.

Community Service: The designated student-athlete should be involved with at least one community service program. The program(s) could be a student organization on campus or within the athletics department.

Leadership/Sportsmanship: The student-athlete should demonstrate leadership and sportsmanship on and off the field.

The institution of the student-athletes on this list will be awarded $3,000 each year from Chick-fil-A for their efforts.

Name, Class, School, Sport
Brittany Bruce, Jr., Baylor, Women's Outdoor Track & Field
Chynna McCall, Sr., Colorado, Women's Outdoor Track & Field
Melanie Tham, Sr., Iowa State, Gymnastics
Casey Lytle, Jr., Kansas, Baseball
Abbi Sunner, Sr., Kansas State, Women's Golf
Max Askren, Sr., Missouri, Wrestling
Alex Hupp, Sr., Nebraska, Softball
Elliott Blair, Jr., Oklahoma, Baseball
Megan Byford, Sr., Oklahoma State, Women's Basketball
Stayton Thomas, Jr., Texas, Baseball
Bailey Schroeder, Sr., Texas A&M, Softball
Robert Lewandowski, So., Texas Tech, Men's Basketball



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