Texas Tech track & field places 36 on Academic All-Big 12 teams

Texas Tech track & field places 36 on Academic All-Big 12 teams

IRVING, Texas – The Texas Tech Track & Field teams had 17 male and 21 female athletes named to the Academic All-Big 12 first and second teams.
 
Braden Darrow and Steven Duran were two of the 11 men's honorees to register a 4.0 GPA. On the women's side, Natalie Parks & Hattie Schunk were two of 22 athletes to post a 4.0 GPA.
 
Athletes who received first team selections were: Zuliat AlliKaylee AmershekWerner BouwerHunter CarltonTrey CulverBraden DarrowSteven DuranJessica GallardoRiley GonzalesJade GreerAllison HalloranTayler JamesonAlexandria JohnsonKirsten Johnson, CJ Jones, Brooke MerrickTodd MickeyBret Leigh NanceCrystal OnwukaifeNatalie ParksLauren SchillerHattie SchunkChancellor StephensonCyre Virgo, Ivone Walker, Dorian Williams, Ebenether WondaferewLauren Younger and Joacim Zuniga.
 
Athletes who received second team honors were: Dorleta Armendariz-Lasa Ardran CarrVincent CrispNathan GiftKate HalloranKaylee HintonBrianna JohnsonDuke KicinskiShea Whatley and Megan Wood.
 
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 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.
 
Texas Tech track & field will compete at the 2017 Big 12 Outdoor Championships this weekend, May 11-13, in Waco, Texas.

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