Kansas Lands 18 Members on the 2009 Academic All-Big 12 Teams

Feb. 24, 2009

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Eighteen members of the Kansas Swimming and Diving team were named to the First or Second Academic All-Big 12 Teams. For the second straight year, KU leads the conference with the most members placed on the Academic All-Big 12 teams.

Kansas had six Jayhawks nominated with perfect 4.00 grade point averages: Jessica Brozek, Anne Liggett, Amanda Maez, Hannah McMacken, Alyssa Potter and Brittany Potter. No other Big 12 team had more than three student-athletes nominated with a perfect 4.00 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 his/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 also eligible.

First team members consist of those who have maintained a 3.20 or better GPA, and the second team are those who have a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA.

Below is the complete list of the Academic All-Big 12 members from Kansas.

Kansas Academic All-Big 12 First Team Members
Molly Brammer – Sr. Marketing Blue Springs, Mo.
Jessica Brozek* – Sr. Biochemistry Great Bend, Kan.
Joy Bunting – So. Business Greeley, Colo.
Lisa Dlugopolski^ – So. Strategic Communications Mequon, Wis.
Sarah Beth Edwards^ – So. Pre-Nursing Bentonville, Ark.
Carrah Haley – Jr. Communication Studies Casper, Wyo.
Melissa Heyrman – Jr. Exercise Science Rochester, Minn.
Danielle Herrmann – Sr. Exercise Science Itasca, Ill.
Emily Lanteigne – Jr. Elementary Education Naperville, Ill.
Anne Liggett* – Sr. Linguistics Portland, Ore.
Amanda Maez* – So. Spanish Albuquerque, N.M.
Rhynn Malloy – Sr. Human Biology and Spanish Holden, Mass.
Kendall Matous – Sr. Strategic Communications Overland Park, Kan.
Hannah McMacken* – Sr. Elementary Education Lake Tapps, Wash.
Erin Mertz – So. Community Health Omaha, Neb.
Alyssa Potter* – So. Pharmacy Bentonville, Ark.
Brittany Potter* – So. Pharmacy Bentonville, Ark.
Meghan Proehl – Jr. Strategic Communications San Diego, Calif.
*-Denotes 4.00 GPA
^-Academic All-Big 12 Second Team Member