Hagan named Big 12 Soccer’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year
IRVING, Texas – Senior forward Grace Hagan added yet another accolade to her impressive collegiate career as she was named the Big 12 Soccer Scholar Athlete of the Year when the league announced its fall sport recipients Tuesday afternoon. Hagan becomes the first Kansas soccer player and the 15th Jayhawk student-athlete to earn the award, now in its seventh year.
A biology major who boasts a 3.73 GPA and 100 percent participation this season, Hagan was also a three-time Academic All-Big 12 First Team selection during her time with the Jayhawks. She recently concluded one of the best careers in KU soccer history. The Wichita, Kansas product posted a team-leading 62 shots, scored seven goals and added five assists this season to become just the second Jayhawk in program history to tally 25 goals and 15 assists in a career. Hagan’s 25 career goals ranks fifth in school history and her 17 assists were the seventh-most by a Jayhawk.
The Big 12 Conference established its Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award in 2012-13. A recipient is named in each conference-sponsored sport. Every Big 12 institution nominates one individual per sport with the winners selected by a vote of the league head coaches for that sport, who are not allowed to vote for their own student-athletes. Scholar-Athlete of the Year nominees must be a junior or senior (athletic and academic standing), have a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 or higher, participate in at least 20 percent of the team’s scheduled contests and have a minimum of one year in residence at the institution.
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