39 Jayhawks land on Academic All-Big 12 Track & Field Team


IRVING, Texas – Kansas track & field landed 39 student-athletes on the 2019 Academic All-Big 12 Track & Field Team, highlighted by three Jayhawks that earned perfect 4.0 grade point averages, announced by the conference offices on Tuesday. In total, 320 student-athletes earned recognition on the Academic All-Big 12 Track & Field Team.

Jayhawks George LetnerChris Melgares and Lisa Lauschke were three of the 44 Big 12 student-athletes to earn perfect 4.0 GPAs.

First team members consist of those who have maintained a 3.20 GPA or better, while the second team selections hold 3.00 to 3.19 GPAs.

To qualify for the Academic All-Big 12 Track & Field Team, student-athletes must maintain a 3.00 GPA or higher, either cumulative or the two previous semesters, and must have participated in 20 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 criteria except percent of participation are also eligible.

Kansas’ honorees are listed below.

2019 Academic All-Big 12 Men’s First Team

Hussain Al Hizam (Finance)
Braden Kleinschmidt (Accounting)
George Letner (Biology and Psychology)*
Chris Melgares (Exercise Science MS)*
Michael Melgares (Marketing)
Chase Pennewell (Human Biology)
Kyle Rogers (Mechanical Engineering)
Joshua Washington (Film and Media Studies)
Jack Young (Architecture MA)

2019 Academic All-Big 12 Men’s Second Team

Mitch Grosserode (Finance)
John Luder (Biology)
Marcus Quere (Finance)
Darius Releford (Architecture MA)

2019 Academic All-Big 12 Women’s First Team

Chloe Akin-Otiko (Human Biology)
Rachel Clowers (English and Women & Gender Studies)
Riley Cooney (Biology and Environmental Studies)
Hannah Driscoll (Psychology and Community Health)
Adia Eberle (Strategic Communications)
Honour Finley (Exercise Science)
Courtney Griffiths (Business Administration)
Cameron Gueldner (Exercise Science)
Lauren Harrell (Strategic Communications)
Callie Hicks (Accounting)
Teri Huslig (Chemical Engineering)
Lisa Lauschke (Mathematics)*
Catherine Liggett (Anthropology and Human Biology)
Nicole Montgomery (Sport Management)
Morganne Mukes (Pre-Business)
Wumi Omare (Psychology)
Megan Paule (Accounting)
Alexis Romero (Exercise Science)
Anna Siemens (Management & Leadership and Spanish)
Emmie Skopec (Exercise Science)
Caraline Slattery (Exercise Science)
Allie Twietmeyer (Accounting)
Andrea Willis (Exercise Science)

2019 Academic All-Big 12 Women’s Second Team

Alexandra Emilianov (Pre-Business; Visual Arts minor)
Marleena Eubanks (Liberal Arts & Sciences)
Sharon Lokedi (Supply Chain Management)
The Jayhawks are in action at the John Jacobs Track & Field Complex in Norman, Oklahoma, May 10-12, for the 2019 Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Championships.