Jayhawks land 39 on Academic All-Big 12 Track & Field Team
IRVING, Texas – Kansas track & field landed 39 student-athletes on the 2018 Academic All-Big 12 Track & Field Team, highlighted by six Jayhawks that earned perfect 4.0 grade point averages, announced by the conference offices on Wednesday. In total, 344 student-athletes earned recognition on the Academic All-Big 12 Track & Field Team.
Three Kansas men; Braden Kleinschmidt, George Letner and Brandon Lombardino, as well as three Jayhawk women; Cameron Gueldner, Laura Taylor and Andrea Willis, earned perfect 4.0 GPAs.
First team members consist of those who have maintained a 3.20 GPA or better, while the second team selections hold a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA.
To qualify for the Academic All-Big 12 Track & Field Team, student-athletes must maintain a 3.00 GPA or higher either cumulative or the two previous semesters and must have participated in 20 percent of their team’s scheduled contests. Freshmen and transfers are not eligible in their first year of academic residence. Senior student-athletes who have participated for a minimum of two years and meet all the criteria except percent of participation are also eligible.
A list of Kansas’ honorees is below.
2018 Academic All All-Big 12 Men’s First Team
Hussain Al Hizam, Jr., Finance, Jubail, Saudi Arabia
Nicolai Ceban, Sr., Economics, Camenca, Moldova
Nick Giusti, Sr., Exercise Science/Pre-Medicine, Wichita, Kan.
Mitch Grosserode, So., Finance, Lincoln, Neb.
Bryce Hoppel, So., Mechanical Engineer, Midland, Texas
Braden Kleinschmidt, Jr., Accounting, Lincoln, Neb.*
George Letner, So., Ecology, Evolution & Organismal Biology/Pre-Medicine, Baldwin City, Kan.*
Brandon Lombardino, Sr., Finance and Economics, Round Lake, Ill.*
Nick Meyer, Sr., Exercise Science, Kingman, Kan.
Lucas Shaw, Sr., Mechanical Engineering, Topeka, Kan.
Ezekiel Welch, Sr., Liberal Arts & Sciences/Pre-Nursing, Wichita, Kan.
2018 Academic All All-Big 12 Men’s Second Team
Ivan Henry, Jr., Finance, St. Catherine, Jamaica
Dylan Hodgson, Jr., Sport Management, Washington, Kan.
Cody Johnson, So., Mathematics, El Paso, Texas
Jack McDonald, Sr., Supply Chain Management, Fairway, Kan.
Michael Melgares, So., Marketing, Manhattan, Kan.
Chase Pennewell, So., Human Biology/Pre-Medicine, Monroe City, Mo.
2018 Academic All All-Big 12 Women’s First Team
Chloe Akin-Otiko, So., Human Biology/Pre-Medicine, Bellevue, Neb.
Rachel Clowers, So., English, Pleasant Hill, Ill.
Riley Cooney, Jr., Ecology, Evolution & Organismal Biology, Loveland, Colo.
Courtney Coppinger, Sr., Biodiversity, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, Leawood, Kan.
Dorie Dalzell, Sr., Finance, Sammamish, Wash.
Hannah Dimmick, Sr., Exercise Science, M.S.E., McLean, Va.
Morgan Griffiths, Jr., Communications Studies, St. Charles, Mo.
Cameron Gueldner, So., Exercise Science/Pre-Physical Therapy, Olathe Kan.*
Lauren Harrell, Jr., Journalism – Strategic Communications, Shawnee, Kan.
Callie Hicks, So., Accounting, Lawrence, Kan.
Teri Huslig, Jr., Chemical Engineering, Lawrence, Kan.
Catherine Liggett, So., Human Biology/Pre-Medicine, Parker, Colo.
Megan Linder, Sr., Journalism – News & Information, Eagan, Minn.
Nicole Montgomery, Jr., Sport Management, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Wumi Omare, Jr., Psychology/Pre-Medicine, Overland Park, Kan.
Alexis Romero, Jr., Exercise Science/Pre-Physician Assistant, Reno, Nev.
Zainab Sanni, Sr., Health Education & Psychology of Physical Activity, M.S.E., Aurora, Colo.
Caraline Slattery, Jr., Exercise Science/Pre-Nursing, Lakeville, Minn.
Laura Taylor, Sr., Exercise Science/Pre-Physician Assistant, Tualatin, Ore.*
Allie Twietmeyer, So., Accounting, Cheney, Kan.
Andrea Willis, So., Exercise Science/Pre-Physician Assistant, Colorado Springs, Colo.*
2018 Academic All All-Big 12 Women’s Second Team
Gabbi Dabney, Jr., Communications Studies, Lawrence, Kan.
The Jayhawks are in action at the Clyde Hart Track & Field Stadium in Waco, Texas, May 11-13 for the 2018 Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
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