Twelve Jayhawks Among Dr. Gerald Lage Award Recipients
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IRVING, Texas – Twelve Kansas student-athletes were among a total of 74 recipients of the 2016 Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award, the Big 12 Conference’s highest academic honor, the league announced Tuesday morning. Kansas had the most selection among Big 12 member institutions.
Laura Bilsborrow (swimming & diving), Maria Jose Cardona (tennis), Anna Church (volleyball), Hannah Dimmick (track & field), Bryce Hinde (swimming & diving), Margaret Hornick (rowing), Hanna Kallmaier (soccer), Lexie Lanphere (rowing), Olivia Loney (rowing), Kaley Smith (soccer), Dasha Tsema (track & field) and Cassie Wait will all receive the award and be publicly recognized at the Phillips 66 Big 12 Basketball Championships.
In order to be eligible for the accolade, student-athletes must have lettered at least once in their career while maintaining residence at their institution for at least one academic year. The honoree, which can only be recognized once, should have 100 hours of earned credit with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.80 at the time of the nomination.
The award is in its sixth year and has honored a total of 424 conference student-athletes. The award is in memory of Lage, who served as the Oklahoma State faculty athletics representative with the NCAA and the Big Eight/Big 12 Conference from 1983 until his death in 2007. He was the chairman on three occasions (1985-86, 93-94 and 2003-04).
Lage had been a member of the Oklahoma State family since 1966, when he joined the College of Business Administration as an assistant professor. During his tenure at OSU, he served as the director of graduate studies in the department of economics (1974-77), head of the department of economics and finance (1978-84), director of the OSU Center for International Trade and Development (1985-87), and associate dean for research and graduate programs in the college of business administration (1997-2004).
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