IRVING, Texas – Baylor junior Lindsey Bradley is the 2017 Big 12 Women’s Cross Country Scholar-Athlete of the Year, announced by the conference office Friday afternoon.
A business and human relations major from Richland, Wash., Bradley maintained a 3.87 grade point average during her junior cross country campaign. In addition to Big 12 Runner of the Week honors on Oct. 3, she earned her second consecutive All-Big 12 and All-Region honors while finishing in the top four during the conference and regional meets.
Bradley’s finish at the regional level earned her a spot at the NCAA Championships as an individual, finishing 47th in a field of more than 250 runners.
She is the first Baylor women’s cross country recipient. Along with Baylor soccer’s Precious Akanyirige named Big 12 Soccer Scholar-Athlete of the Year, BU has a total of 17 scholar-athlete award recipients dating back to the award’s inception in 2012.
A recipient is named in each conference-sponsored sport. Every Big 12 institution nominates one individual per sport with the winners selected by a vote of the league head coaches for that sport, who are not allowed to vote for their own student-athletes.
Scholar-Athlete of the Year nominees must be a junior or senior (athletic and academic standing), have a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 or higher, participate in at least 20 percent of the team’s scheduled contests and have a minimum of one year in residence at the institution.
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