Nov. 5, 2002
WACO, Texas - Eight Baylor student-athletes were among the 80 players named to the 2002 Soccer Academic All-Big 12 teams, the conference announced Tuesday.
Senior Whitney Barrett, juniors Casey Cleveland, Emily Fukuchi, Kate Hensman, Melissa Humke and Candace Reilly, and sophomores April Robertson and Kristin Ruef each earned first-team Academic All-Big 12 honors. The eight first-team selections marks the highest total in program history, while eight overall selections is the second-highest number in Baylor's seven seasons.
Barrett became just the fourth Bear in program history to earn first-team Academic All-Big 12 honors three times, joining Gina Castellano (1998-2000), Dawn Greathouse (1998-2000) and Alyson Miles (1999-2001).
Fukuchi and Humke each earned their second Academic All-Big 12 honor, while the selection was a first for Cleveland, Hensman, Reilly, Robertson and Ruef.
Nominated by each institution's director of student-athlete support services and the media relations offices, the soccer academic all-league squad consisted of 62 combined first team members with 18 on the second team. First-team members consist of those who have maintained a 3.2 or better grade-point average, while the second team are those who have a 3.0 to 3.19 GPA.
To qualify student-athletes must maintain a 3.0 grade point average 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 eligible.
A complete list of the league's academic all-conference players is available at Big12Sports.com.