Jayhawk Freshmen Post Impressive Year in the Classroom

Entire 2013-14 Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team (.pdf) 

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas’ next generation of stars on the playing field posted impressive performances in the classroom as 50 Jayhawks who recently completed their freshman year were among a total of 455 student-athletes named to the 2013-14 Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team Thursday. Kansas tied for third-most honorees among Big 12 Conference institutions.

Nominated by each institution’s director of student-athlete support services, student-athletes on the Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team must be new, first-time/incoming freshmen that have completed 24 semester hours of non-remedial coursework and achieved a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00. Additionally, the student-athlete must have participated in at least one of their team’s scheduled contests and must have been a member of their respective team for their sport’s entire NCAA Championship segment. 

Twelve different Kansas teams had players honored with the rowing team leading the charge with 13 individual honorees, including 4.0 nominee Lexie Lanphere.

Texas led all teams with 71 honorees, while Oklahoma (69), Baylor (50), Kansas (50) and Oklahoma State (40) had 40 or more members. A total of 35 student-athletes were nominated with 4.00 grade point averages, including six each from Kansas State and Oklahoma State.

Kansas Honorees Team Major Hometown
MJ Farthing Baseball Human Biology Reno, Nev.
Jeremy Kravetz Baseball Journalism Lansing, Ill.
Sean Rackoski Baseball Engineering Chandler, Ariz.
Conner Frankamp Basketball Undecided Wichita, Kan.
Caelynn Manning-Allen Basketball Undecided Chicago, Ill.
Montell Cozart Football Sport Management Kansas City, Mo.
Chase Hanna Golf Business Administration Leawood, Kan.
Bailey Brandon Rowing Civil Engineering Cameron Park, Calif.
Kate Cropp Rowing Chemical Engineering Lexington, Ohio
Kylee Dewey Rowing Business Silver Lakes, Kan.
Laura Foster Rowing Sport Management Golden, Colo.
Jordan Helms Rowing Exercise Science Le Mars, Iowa
Maddie Irelan Rowing Journalism – News & Information Dubln, Ohio
Lexie Lanphere* Rowing Creative Writing & Pre-Veterinary Med Shorewood, Wis.
Olivia Loney Rowing Accounting Lawrence, Kan.
Mallory Miller Rowing Speech, Language & Hearing Pleasant Hill, Mo.
Kenzie Obrochta Rowing Sport Management Buffalo, N.Y.
Emma O’Neill Rowing Sport Management St. Catherine’s, Ontario
Allison Schaaf Rowing Pharmacy Ankeny, Iowa
Emily Ruble Rowing Early Childhood Education Leavenworth, Kan.
Tayler Estrada Soccer Exercise Science Bentonville, Ark.
Aurelie Gagnet Soccer Political Science Montepellier, France 
Ashley Pankey Soccer Human Biology Middletown, N.J.
Morgan Williams Soccer Microbiology Carrollton, Texas
Taylor Dodson Softball Community Health Grove, Calif.
Taylor McElhaney Softball Community Health Talala, Okla.
Katelyn Schumacher Softball Biochemistry Hays, Kan.
Sophia Templin Softball Journalism DeSoto, Kan.
Hannah Angell Swimming & Diving Exercise Science & Pre-Physician Asst Overland Park, Kan.
Lindsay Manning Swimming & Diving Exercise Science Spring, Texas 
Amanda Maser Swimming & Diving Community Health & Pre-Nursing Trinity, Fla.
Allison Merecka Swimming & Diving Community Health Cypress, Texas
Pia Pavlic Swimming & Diving Exercise Science & Pre-Physical Therapy Medvode, Slovenia
Leah Pfitzer Swimming & Diving Community Health Kingwood, Texas
Gretchen Pocisk Swimming & Diving Speech, Language & Hearing Dayton, Ohio
Yulduz Kuchkarova Swimming & Diving Psychology Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Sammie Schurig Swimming & Diving Communication Studies Topeka, Kan.
Lea Wissocq Swimming & Diving Business Dunkerque, France
Malika Baker Track & Field Global & International Studies Lansing, Kan.
Nashia Baker Track & Field Journalism – News Information Lansing, Kan.
Courtney Coppinger Track & Field Biology Mission Hills, Kan.
James Hampton Track & Field Business Administration Wichita, Kan.
Mackenzie Klaver Track & Field Pre-Nursing Norwich, Kan.
Talia Marquez Track & Field Journalism – News Information Arvada, Colo.
Grace Morgan Track & Field Exercise Science Lawrence, Kan.
Grace Pickell Track & Field Exercise Science Prairie Village, Kan.
Zainab Sanni Track & Field Exercise Science Aurora, Colo. 
Emma Hanson Volleyball Journalism Sioux Falls, S.D.
Tayler Soucie Volleyball Exercise Science Osawatomie, Kan.
Cassie Wait Volleyball Business Gardner, Kan.