Softball lands nine on Academic All-Big 12 Teams
IRVING, Texas — Kansas softball landed nine student-athletes on the 2019 Academic All-Big 12 Teams released by the conference on Thursday.
The Jayhawks are tied with Oklahoma and Oklahoma State for the second-most first-team honorees (eight) and are tied with Texas for the fourth-most selections overall (nine). A total of 62 Big 12 softball student-athletes from seven teams are featured on the list.
Sophomore utility/pitcher Tarin Travieso is one of six Big 12 softball student-athletes on the list with a 4.00 grade point average during the previous two semesters.
KU’s first-team members include Travieso, senior outfielder Emily Bermel, sophomore catcher Shelby Gayre, senior utility/pitcher Brynn Minor, junior infielder Becki Monaghan, junior infielder Miranda Rodriguez and junior infielder Madison Sykes. Senior outfielder Jennifer Marwitz is KU’s lone second-team honoree.
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.
|Name||Class||Major||Hometown||Academic All-Big 12 Team|
|Emily Bermel||Sr.||Journalism||Lawrence, Kan.||First Team|
|Sam Dellinger||Jr.||Psychology||Papillion, Neb.||First Team|
|Shelby Gayre||So.||Exercise Science||D’Hanis, Texas||First Team|
|Brynn Minor||Sr.||Exercise Science||Wichita, Kan.||First Team|
|Becki Monaghan||Jr.||Business | Marketing||Stony Plain, Alberta||First Team|
|Miranda Rodriguez||Jr.||Exercise Science||Elk Grove, Calif.||First Team|
|Madison Sykes||Jr..||Business | Management & Leadership||Blue Springs, Mo.||First Team|
|Tarin Travieso||So.||Exercise Science||San Antonio, Texas||First Team|
|Jennifer Marwitz||Sr.||Community Health||Oklahoma City, Okla.||Second Team|