Wednesday, April 16, 2014

KU swimmer nets Big 12 scholar award


Kansas University junior Deanna Marks was named the Big 12 Winter Scholar-Athlete of the Year on Tuesday.

Marks, a Plano, Texas native, has a 3.93 grade-point average in mechanical engineering and business administration studies and has been named to the Academic All-Big 12 first team the past two seasons.

A swimmer, Marks placed sixth in the Big 12 Championships’ 200-yard butterfly event in a time of 2:02.59.

Student-athletes for the Winter Scholar-Athlete of the Year were selected as the award-winners for their sports based on a vote by that sport’s head coaches.

Marks shares the award with senior Reid Walker from Texas, who is also a mechanical engineering student with a 3.93 GPA.


Jack Jones 5 years, 10 months ago

Congratulations, Deanna, on being named Co-winner as the Big 12 Winter Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Terrific accomplishment ~ both in the classroom and the pool. You bring honor, both to yourself, but the University of Kansas, as well. RCJH!!

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