Fifty Kansas University student-athletes who recently completed their freshman year were among 455 athletes named to the Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team on Thursday.
Kansas tied for third-most among Big 12 schools.
Nominated by each institution’s director of student-athlete support services, student-athletes on the Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team must be new, first-time/incoming freshmen who have completed 24 semester hours of non-remedial coursework and achieved a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00. Additionally, the student-athlete must have participated in at least one of his team’s scheduled contests and must have been a member of his respective team for that sport’s entire NCAA Championship segment.
Twelve Kansas teams had players honored, with rowing leading the charge with 13 individual honorees, including 4.0 nominee Lexie Lanphere.
Texas led all teams with 71 honorees, while Oklahoma (69), Baylor (50), Kansas (50) and Oklahoma State (40) had 40 or more members.
Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team
Kansas University selections
Name, Team, Major, Hometown
MJ Farthing, Baseball, Human Biology, Reno, Nev.
Jeremy Kravetz, Baseball, Journalism, Lansing, Ill.
Sean Rackoski, Baseball, Engineering, Chandler, Ariz.
Conner Frankamp, Basketball, Undecided, Wichita
Caelynn Manning-Allen, Basketball, Undecided, Chicago, Ill.
Montell Cozart, Football, Sport Management, Kansas City, Mo.
Chase Hanna, Golf, Business Administration, Leawood
Bailey Brandon, Rowing, Civil Engineering, Cameron Park, Calif.
Kate Cropp, Rowing, Chemical Engineering, Lexington, Ohio
Kylee Dewey, Rowing, Business, Silver Lakes
Laura Foster, Rowing, Sport Management, Golden, Colo.
Jordan Helms, Rowing, Exercise Science, Le Mars, Iowa
Maddie Irelan, Rowing, Journalism - News & Information, Dubln, Ohio
Lexie Lanphere, Rowing, Creative Writing & Pre-Veterinary Med, Shorewood, Wis.
Olivia Loney, Rowing, Accounting, Lawrence
Mallory Miller, Rowing, Speech, Lauguage & Hearing, Pleasant Hill, Mo.
Kenzie Obrochta, Rowing, Sport Management, Buffalo, N.Y.
Emma O’Neill, Rowing, Sport Management, St. Catherine’s, Ontario
Allison Schaaf, Rowing, Pharmacy, Ankeny, Iowa
Emily Ruble, Rowing, Early Childhood Education, Leavenworth
Tayler Estrada, Soccer, Exercise Science, Bentonville, Ark.
Aurelie Gagnet, Soccer, Political Science, Montepellier, France
Ashley Pankey, Soccer, Human Biology, Middletown, N.J.
Morgan Williams, Soccer, Microbiology, Carrollton, Texas
Taylor Dodson, Softball, Community Health, Grove, Calif.
Taylor McElhaney, Softball, Community Health, Talala, Okla.
Katelyn Schumacher, Softball, Biochemistry, Hays
Sophia Templin, Softball, Journalism, DeSoto
Hannah Angell, Swimming & Diving, Exercise Science & Pre-Physician Asst, Overland Park
Lindsay Manning, Swimming & Diving, Exercise Science, Spring, Texas
Amanda Maser, Swimming & Diving, Community Health & Pre-Nursing, Trinity, Fla.
Allison Merecka, Swimming & Diving, Community Health, Cypress, Texas
Pia Pavlic, Swimming & Diving, Exercise Science & Pre-Physical Therapy, Medvode, Slovenia
Leah Pfitzer, Swimming & Diving, Community Health, Kingwood, Texas
Gretchen Pocisk, Swimming & Diving, Speech, Language & Hearing, Dayton, Ohio
Yulduz Kuchkarova, Swimming & Diving, Psychology, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Sammie Schurig, Swimming & Diving, Communication Studies, Topeka
Lea Wissocq, Swimming & Diving, Business, Dunkerque, France
Malika Baker, Track & Field, Global & International Studies, Lansing
Nashia Baker, Track & Field, Journalism - News Information, Lansing
Courtney Coppinger, Track & Field, Biology, Mission Hills
James Hampton, Track & Field, Business Administration, Wichita
Mackenzie Klaver, Track & Field, Pre-Nursing, Norwich
Talia Marquez, Track & Field, Journalism - News Information, Arvada, Colo.
Grace Morgan, Track & Field, Exercise Science, Lawrence
Grace Pickell, Track & Field, Exercise Science, Prairie Village
Zainab Sanni, Track & Field, Exercise Science, Aurora, Colo.
Emma Hanson, Volleyball, Journalism, Sioux Falls, S.D.
Tayler Soucie, Volleyball, Exercise Science, Osawatomie
Cassie Wait, Volleyball, Business, Gardner