Kansas well represented on Academic All-Big 12 lists
IRVING, Texas – Nine members of the Kansas soccer team were listed on the Academic All-Big 12 teams announced by the league office Tuesday. Eight Jayhawks were named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team, two of whom earned first-team nods for the second time. The announcement marked the ninth time in 10 seasons KU has had eight or more selected to the conference’s all-academic teams.
Senior Hannah Lukinac (health & physical education) and junior Grace Hagan (biology) were selected to the first team for the second time. Hagan’s selection marked the second-straight season she was tabbed to one of the All-Big 12 teams in addition to the Academic All-Big 12 squads. The Wichita native earned All-Big 12 Second Team honors Monday.
Other first team honorees included seniors Maddie Dobyns (digital content strategy) and Kayla Morrison (communication studies). Both were selected to the academic squads for the second time after they claimed second team nods last season.
Rounding out the Jayhawks’ first team selections were junior Alex Schweitzer (psychology) and sophomores Taylor Christie (accounting), Sophie Maierhofer (business administration) and Elise Reina (architecture & urban design).
Kansas also saw one named to the Academic All-Big 12 Second Team. Sophomore Katie McClure (nursing) secured a spot on the academic squad for the first time.
This marks the 12th-straight season KU has put at least six student-athletes on the Academic All-Big 12 Teams. To qualify, student-athletes must maintain a 3.00 GPA or higher either cumulative or the two previous semesters and must have participated in 60 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 concluded its regular season last weekend going 8-9-2 overall to earn the No. 6 seed at the Big 12 Soccer Championship to be held in Kansas City, Missouri this week. The Jayhawks are scheduled to take on No. 3-seeded TCU on Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 8 p.m., at the Swope Soccer Village.
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