Nov. 15, 2011
IRVING, Texas- Six members of Baylor's volleyball team earned Academic All-Big 12 honors, including one second-time and five first-time honorees, league officials announced on Tuesday.
Baylor's six honorees ties a program record, and makes up part of a Big 12 record 61 student-athletes named to the team this season. Baylor has had six honorees in one season three previous times (1996, 2000, 2006). Four of Baylor's six were named to the all-academic first team.
Senior defensive specialist Jordan Rice, a health science studies major from Waco, Texas, earned first-team honors and was named academic all-big 12 for the second time in her career. She is joined on the first team by sophomores Zoe Adom and Kayci Evans, and junior Kate Harris. Adom is a health science studies major from Euless, Texas, Evans is a journalism major from San Antonio, Texas, and Harris is a psychology major from Lee's Summit, Mo.
Rounding out the Baylor honorees on the second team is seniors Allison King and Brittany Ridenour. King hails from Carrollton, Texas, and is majoring in elementary education, while Ridenour is from Council Bluffs, Iowa, and is majoring in art history.
Baylor has had at least three honorees in each of Jim Barnes' eight 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 28 academic all-Big 12 honorees in the Barnes era.