Nov. 13, 2012
IRVING, Texas - Four members of Baylor's volleyball team earned Academic All-Big 12 honors, the conference office announced on Tuesday. Sophomore Hope Ogden was distinguished as one of just four student-athletes to garner a 4.00 grade point average.
Ogden, a Pre-Med (Health Science Studies) major, earned first-team honors for the first time in her career. She was joined on the first team by senior setter Kate Harris and junior outside hitter Zoe Adom, each earning the conference accolades for the second time. Harris is a psychology major from Lee's Summit, Mo., while Adom is a health science studies major from Euless, Texas.
Rounding out the Baylor honorees on the second team is junior defensive specialist Kayci Evans, a public relations major from San Antonio, Texas. Evans is a two-time member of the Academic All-Big 12 team after earning first-team honors in 2011.
Baylor has had at least three honorees in each of Jim Barnes' nine seasons at the helm of the program, including five seasons with at least four and two seasons with six. This year's list brings the total to 32 academic all-Big 12 honorees in the Barnes era.
A total of 42 student-athletes earned first team recognition, while four individuals made up the second team.
First team members consist of those who have maintained a 3.20 or better GPA, while the second team selections hold 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 their 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.