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Track and Field Places 18 on All-Academic Team

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

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