Jayhawks Land Two on Academic All-Big 12 Team

Feb. 16, 2012

021612aab_348_7447885.jpegLAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas men’s basketball seniors Jordan Juenemann and Conner Teahan were named to the Academic All-Big 12 Team it was announced Thursday morning. Juenemann was selected as one of 11 members to the first team, while Teahan was named to the second team.

Kansas leads the Big 12 with 48 all-time Academic All-Big 12 selections since the inception of the conference in 1996-97. Texas is second with 37 all-time selections.KU has 37 Academic All-Big 12 First Team selections and 11 second team selections, which are 16 more than Texas and Kansas State’s 21 (first team) each.

In the Bill Self era, Kansas has had 25 Academic All-Big 12 selections, which is best in the Big 12, for an average of almost three per year (2.8 average).

021612aab_348_7447910.jpegJuenemann, a Hays, Kan. native, has appeared in 11 games this season for the fourth-ranked Jayhawks and is averaging 1.1 points and 0.7 rebounds per game. He played a career-high 10 minutes versus Howard on Dec. 29, 2011 and scored a season-high five points. Juenemann is majoring in exercise science with a minor in business. He is currently serving an internship in the Williams Education Fund and will graduate in May.

Teahan, who is from Leawood, Kan., has appeared in every game this season, while making one start. He is averaging career-highs in minutes (20.5), points (6.2), rebounds (2.1) and assists (1.0) per game. He scored a career-high 14 points versus Long Beach State (12/6), while playing a career-high 35 minutes. He is third on the team with 38 made three-pointers this season. Teahan is majoring in business finance and is on track to graduate in May.

First team members consist of those student-athletes 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.