March 7, 2008
Irving, Texas -
The Big 12 Conference has named 37 student-athletes to the 2008 Academic All-Big 12 Women's Basketball Team, the league office announced. Baylor's Haylee Abbe and Rachel Allison were first-team honorees.
Among those honored, Haylee Abbe (Baylor) and Carolyn McCullough (Kansas State) were nominated with a 4.00 grade point average.
Abbe, a sophomore guard, is a business major while Allison, a junior post, is majoring in exercise physiology.
Nominated by each institution's director of student-athlete support services and the media relations offices, the women's basketball academic all-league team consisted of 27 first team members combined with 10 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 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.