Jayhawks Place 37 on Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kaley Smith led a group of 37 Kansas freshmen student-athletes who were named to the inaugural Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team as a total of 383 Big 12, first-year student-athletes were honored by the league office Thursday afternoon.

Smith, a member of the KU soccer team from Albuquerque, N.M., was one of 22 Big 12 student-athletes nominated with a 4.00 grade-point average (GPA). KU’s rowing team (11) edged the track and field program (10) for the most honorees in the department.

Nominated by each institution’s director of student-athlete support services, student-athletes on the 2012-13 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.

Kansas Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team Selections
Name, Sport, Major, Hometown

Hayden Edwards, Baseball, Engineering, Overland Park, Kan.
Colby Wright, Baseball, Pre Sport Management, Castro Valley, Calif.
Perry Ellis, Basketball, Undecided, Wichita, Kan.
Evan Manning, Basketball, Pre Sport Management, Lawrence, Kan.
Tyler Self, Basketball, Pre Sport Management, Lawrence, Kan.
Andrew White III, Basketball, Pre Sport Management, Richmond, Va.
Reilly Jeffers, Football, Pre Sport Management, South Bend, Ind.
Maggie Duncan, Rowing, Undecided, Mississauga, Ontario
Breeona Foster, Rowing, Biology, Pleasant Hill, Mo.
Casey Kelly, Rowing, Mathematics, Gladstone, Mo.
Lauren Miller, Rowing, Accounting & Finance, Overland Park, Kan.
Briana Pina, Rowing, Pre-Nursing, Wichita, Kan.
Jessica Scheer, Rowing, Pre-Nursing, Colwich, Kan.
Tessa Scott, Rowing, Linguistics, DeSoto, Kan.
Mary Slattery, Rowing, Undecided, Lenexa, Kan.
Morgan Thomsen, Rowing, Exercise Science, Lamont, Kan.
Stephanie Walker, Rowing, Chemical Engineering, Overland Park, Kan.
Kirsten Whitaker, Rowing, Mechanical Engineering, Hutchinson, Kan.
Hanna Kallmaier, Soccer, Exercise Science, Emmerting, Germany
Kaley Smith*, Soccer, Human Biology, Albuquerque, N.M.
Chaley Brickey, Softball, Pre Sport Management, Haltom City, Texas
Laura Bilsborrow, Swimming, Undecided, Chesterfield, Mo.
Bryce Hinde, Swimming, Exercise Science, Fulton, Kan.
Chelsie Miller, Swimming, Business, Houston, Texas
Haley Molden, Swimming, Exercise Science, Topeka, Kan.
Maria Cardona, Tennis, Architecture, Santiago, Chile
Anastasija Trubica, Tennis, Journalism, Riga, Latvia
Ben Brownlee, Track & Field, Business, Dallas, Texas
Julia Dury, Track & Field, Civil Engineering, Blue Springs, Mo.
Rhavean King, Track & Field, Political Science, Memphis, Tenn.
Nick Maestretti, Track & Field, Civil Engineering, Minden, Nev.
Drew Matthews, Track & Field, Business, Sammamish, Wash.
Hannah Richardson, Track & Field, Athletic Training, Kirkwood, Mo.
Kennedy Schneider, Track & Field, Exercise Science, Tribune, Kan.
Jacob Schultze, Track & Field, Engineering, Olathe, Kan.
Kyle Snyder, Track & Field, Philosophy, Topeka, Kan.
Nick Ucherek, Track & Field, Pre Sport Management, Richardson, Texas

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