Kansas Football Places 23 On Academic All-Big 12 Teams
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Highlighted by six first-team honorees, including junior wide receiver, Kameron McQueen, who earned his second-straight selection to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team – Kansas football notched 23 student-athletes on Academic All-Big 12 Teams the league office announced Tuesday.
McQueen, a native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, was among six Jayhawks named to the First Team of student-athletes with a 3.20-plus GPA. Other first-team members were Sam Burt, Mac Copeland, Donovan Franklin, Cody McNerney and Cooper Root, each of whom were honored for the first time in their careers.
KU’s 17 second-team selections were Hakeem Adeniji, Jelani Arnold, Nick Caudle, Denzel Feaster, Kevin Feder, Davon Ferguson, Quan Hampton, Jamahl Horne, Azur Kamara, Kwamie Lassiter II, Adagio Lopeti, Clyde McCauley III, Jeremiah McCullough, Stephon Robinson Jr., Spencer Roe, Kyle Thompson and Bryce Torneden.
Torneden was honored for the third-consecutive season, after taking home first team honors in 2017-18. Adeniji, McCauley and Thompson were each honored for the second time in their KU careers.
Nominated by each institution, 149 first-team members combined with 73 on the second team to give the conference a record 222 honorees. First-team members consist of those who have maintained a 3.20 or better GPA, and the second team are those who have a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA.
To qualify student-athletes must maintain a 3.00 GPA or higher, either cumulative or over the two previous semesters, and must have participated in 20 percent of their team’s scheduled contests. True 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.