LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech's commitment to excel in the classroom was evident Friday as the football program boasted 14 honorees on the Academic All-Big 12 teams that were announced by the conference office.
The Red Raiders placed 12 student-athletes on the first team with two more garnering second-team accolades. The list of honorees featured two Red Raiders that recorded perfect 4.0 grade point averages in sophomore linebacker Patrick Curley and junior wide receiver Mark Richardson, who ironically both share the No. 35 jersey.
Dawson Deaton, Eli Howard and Jack Anderson were all named to the first team for the third-consecutive year, while Alan Bowman, Adrian Frye, Connor Killian, Thomas Leggett, Richardson and Weston Wright were recognized for a second-straight season.
Kyan Brumfield, Curley and Kevin Terry were all first-time honorees on the first team. Jaylon Hutchings and McLane Mannix rounded out the list of selections on the second team.
First-team members consist of those who have maintained a 3.20 or better GPA, while second-team selections hold a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA. To qualify, student-athletes must maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher either cumulative or over 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 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 ACADEMIC ALL-BIG 12 HONOREES
First Team: Jack Anderson (Interdisciplinary Studies), Alan Bowman (Management), Kyan Brumfield (Interdisciplinary Studies), Patrick Curley (Mechanical Engineering), Dawson Deaton (Marketing), Adrian Frye (Sports Management), Eli Howard (Graduate Certificate), Connor Killian (Business Administration), Thomas Leggett (Interdisciplinary Studies), Mark Richardson (Accounting), Kevin Terry (Kinesiology), Weston Wright (Mechanical Engineering).
Second Team: Jaylon Hutchings (Kinesiology), McLane Mannix (University Studies).