45 Jayhawks earn Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team honors

LAWRENCE, Kan. – The Big 12 Conference announced the 2017-18 Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team on Thursday, with a total of 432 student-athletes earning the distinction. Kansas tabbed 45 student-athletes on the list, including two who posted perfect 4.0 grade point averages.
Katie Donnellan (rowing) and Tarin Travieso (softball) were among 40 total student-athletes on the list who posted perfect 4.0 GPAs.
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. The Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team was introduced in the 2012-13 academic year.
The rowing team led the way for the Jayhawks with 14 honorees, track & field added nine, swimming & diving and soccer tabbed five, football picked up four, baseball notched three and women’s basketball and men’s golf each added one honoree.
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