Bears have total of eight athletes honored by the conference for work in classroom.
Men, women slated to run for regional titles Friday in Fayetteville, Ark.
Men, women slated to run for conference title Saturday in Lubbock, Texas.
Men, women to race Friday afternoon in Notre Dame, Ind.
Bears have five runners in top-seven finishers to take team title Saturday.
• 2016 Academic All-Big 12 First Team (track)
• 2015 Academic All-Big 12 First Team (cross country)
• Four-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection
2016 Track:Earned career-first All-Big 12 honor by running opening leg for BU's seventh-place distance medley relay squad at Big 12 Indoor Championship...Enjoyed four-meet indoor season...Set PR with time of 4:24.22 in mile at league meet to be 10th in prelim action...Finished eighth in 3,000 meters at Tyson Invitational with personal-best time of 8:42.31...Competed in six outdoor meets with personal-best 3:57.07 in 1,500 meters at Big 12 Outdoor Championship to be 17th in prelims...Ran 800 meters at season-opening TCU Invitational, placing 22nd at 3:57.07...Was third leg on 4x1600-meter relay quartet that placed 11th at Drake Relays...Named to spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll and Baylor Dean's List.
2015 Cross Country: Ran in seven meets, producing scoring performances in four races...Helped BU place second at both Bear Twilight Invitational and Gerald Ritchey Invitational by finishing 12th and sixth, respectively...Logged season-best 8,000-meter time of 25:14.3 at Stanford Invitational...Was BU's fourth runner to cross at Big 12 Championships with time of 26:08.4 to be 45th...Tallied the final scoring points at NCAA South Central Regional with 10K-time of 31:57.7 to finish 57th...Earned spot on Academic All-Big 12 first team...Named to fall Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2015 Track:/b> Did not compete in any meets...Named to spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2014 Cross Country: Ran in four meets...Had season-best 5,000-meter time and top finish (15:50.7, 14th) at UTA Season Opener...Secured season-best 8K-time of 26:33.6 at Chili Pepper Festival to be 173rd...Placed 75th at Big 12 Championships in 8,000-meter time of 27:13.7...Named to fall Baylor Dean's List and Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
High School: Competed in track and field and cross country for two years for head coach Jason Williamson at Fort Bend Christian Academy...Won Texas TAPPS 4A state title in 800-meter run in 2013...Recorded three runner-up state finishes in cross country (2013), 800 meters (2014) and 1,600 meters (2013)...Took fifth-place at USATF National meet in 1,500 young men category...Produced school-record marks in both 800 (1:55.34) and 1,500-meter (4:03.02) events...Was two-time Academic All-State in both cross country and track.
Personal: Full name is Matthew Joseph Parham...Born March 21, 1995 in Houston, Texas...Parents are Gordon and Veronica Parham...Has one brother, Gordon, and one sister, Anna...Majoring in pre-med/biology.