Azubuike and Moore named Academic All-Big 12
IRVING, Texas – Kansas men’s basketball junior Udoka Azubuike and redshirt-sophomore Charlie Moore have been named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team, announced by the league office Thursday.
This is the second-straight season Azubuike, from Delta, Nigeria, has been named Academic All-Big 12 as he was a second-team selection in 2017-18. Moore, from Chicago, is earning the honor for his first time, which is also the first time he was eligible. A total of 34 men’s basketball student-athletes were named to the 2019 team with Azubuike and Moore being two of the 20 first-team honorees.
First team members consist of those who have maintained a 3.20 or better GPA while the second team selections hold a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA. To qualify, 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.
Kansas has a league-leading 59 all-time Academic All-Big 12 honorees since the inception of the conference in 1996-97. Texas is second with 54 and Oklahoma third with 50. KU has 44 Academic All-Big 12 First Team honorees and 15 second-team selections. In the Bill Self era, Kansas has had 38 student-athletes named Academic All-Big 12, including 28 Jayhawks on the first team.
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