31 Jayhawks on Academic All-Big 12 Track Team
May 10, 2005
The Big 12 Conference named the 2005 Academic All-Big 12 Men’s and Women’s track and field teams on Tuesday. The Jayhawks were represented well with 31 first team honorees and three-second team members.
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KU had four female student-athletes that were nominated with a 4.00 grade point average. Seniors Kim Clark and Megan Manthe, as well as sophomores Megan Foster and Abby Emsick scored perfect grade point averages.
Nominated by each institution’s director of student-athlete support services and the media relations office, 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.
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 also are eligible.
The Jayhawks will travel to Manhattan, Kan., and the R.V. Christian Outdoor Track Facility for the 2005 Big 12 Outdoor Championships this weekend.
Academic All-Big 12 First Team
Eric Babb So. Secondary Education
Brandon Cherry Sr. Business Administration
Dan Ferguson Sr. Secondary Education
Mark Gdowski So. Microbiology
D.J. Hilding Sr. Sports Management
Chris Jones Sr. Finance
Tyler Kelly So. Film Studies
Joshy Madathil Sr. Business/Computer Engineering
Blake Perkins So. Architecture
Cody Roberts So. Exercise Science
Cameron Schwehr Jr. Business Administration
Eric Sloan Jr. Secondary Education
Aaron Thompson Jr. Sports Science
Lauren Brownrigg Sr. Sports Management
Kim Clark Sr. Biochemistry
Abby Emsick Jr. Pre-Nursing
Megan Foster Sr. Pharmacy
Octavia Garrett So. Psychology
Janiece Gatson So. Journalism
Brooklyn Hann Sr. Exercise Science
Libby Harmon So. Political Science
Paige Higgins Sr. Printmaking
Christine Lathrop Jr. Education
Laura Major So. Business
Megan Manthe Sr. Biochemistry
Denita Miller Sr. Human Development
Joanie Nelson So. Design
Sondra Rauterkus Sr. Health and P.E.
Dena Seibel Jr. Business/Finance
Erin Wessley Sr. Ecology
Jennifer Widerstrom Sr. Sports Management
Scott Kaserman So. Art Studies
Tyson Willoughby Sr. English
Jessie Violand So. Architecture