KU puts 50 on rookie academic team

Friday, June 20, 2014

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