Seven Named Academic All-Big 12

  • By Tim Goodenow
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  • October 30, 2012 06:14 PM
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The Big 12 Conference has named 99 student-athletes to the 2012 Academic All-Big 12 Soccer Team, including seven Mountaineers, announced league officials.

Among those honored, seven were nominated with a 4.00 grade point average, including two Baylor student-athletes - Dana Larsen and Alexa Wilde. Jessica Stewart (Iowa State), Katharine Nutman (Oklahoma), Kristen Kelley (Oklahoma State), Haley Haagsma (Texas Tech) and Frances Silva (West Virginia) also represented with 4.00 GPAs.

A total of 79 student-athletes earned first-team recognition, while 20 individuals made up the second team.

West Virginia’s seven first-team honorees are senior Bri Rodriguez, juniors Kara Blosser and Silva, and sophomores Ali Connelly, Jess Crowder, Sara Keane and Kate Schwindel.

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.