May 13, 2008
WACO, Texas -
The Baylor men's and women's track and field teams placed 18 student athletes on the 2008 Academic All-Big 12 team, including 16 first-team selections, the league office announced on Tuesday.
The 18 selections ties the most in Baylor track and field history, as the 2007 squad also placed 18 student-athletes on the Academic All-Big 12 team. The 16 first-team selections marks a new program record.
Nominated by each institution's director of student-athlete support services and the media relations offices, the men's track & field academic all-league squad consisted of 82 first team members combined with 21 on the second team, while the women had 109 first team recipients and 22 student-athletes on the second team. First team members consist of those who have maintained a 3.20 or better GPA, and the second team are those who have a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA.
To qualify student-athletes must maintain a 3.00 GPA or higher either cumulative or the two previous semesters and must have participated in 60 percent of his/her team's scheduled contests. Freshmen and transfers are not eligible in their first year of academic residence. Senior student-athletes who have participated for a minimum of two years and meet all the criteria except percent of participation are also eligible.
Lyndsy Bedell and Brittany Devereaux earned their third-straight first-team selections, while Lauren Hagans received her third honor and first selection to the first-team.
The 2008 Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Championships will take place at Potts Field in Boulder Colo. on Friday-Sunday, May 16-18. It will mark the first time Colorado has hosted the event.
Academic All-Big 12 First-Team
Jessi Barnes, Economics
Erin Bedell, Health Science Studies
Lyndsy Bedell, Health Science Studies
Kathryn Benvegnu, Biology/Pre-Heath Care
Danielle Bradley, Health Science Studies
Josh Camp, Mechanical Engineering
Brittany Devereaux, Biology/Pre-Medicine
Lauren Hagans, Exercise Physiology
Trey Harts, Business
Nichole Jones, Exercise Physiology
Ashley Korol, Early Childhood
Katie Shaw, Psychology
Kayla Smith, Biology
Kaleigh Teel, Biology/Pre-Medicine
Renae Van Wyhe, Math
Erik Vance, Health Science Studies
Academic All-Big 12 Second-Team
Carla Grace, Health Science Studies
Loren Hodges, Health Science Studies