April 24, 2007
IRVING, Texas -
The Big 12 Conference has named 19 student-athletes to the 2007 Academic All-Big 12 Men's Tennis team, the league office announced Tuesday.
Baylor men's tennis placed two student-athletes on the Academic All-Big 12 First Team including Matt Brown, a sophomore Business major from Chesham, England and Michal Kokta, a senior Economics and Finance major from Prague, Czech Republic. This marks Kokta's second straight year to receive the honor.
Nominated by each institution's director of student-athlete support services and the media relations offices, the academic all-league men's tennis team consisted of 16 first team members combined with three on the second team. First team members are those who have maintained a 3.20 or better GPA, and the second team consists of 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 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.
The Big 12 Men's Tennis Championship is scheduled for April 26-29 at the Plaza Tennis Courts in Kansas City, Mo.
Full Academic All-Big 12 Men's Tennis Team can be found at www.big12sports.com.