Men's Track and Field places nine on Academic All-Big 12 Team
DALLAS -- Nine University of Texas men's track and field student-athletes were selected to the 2007 Academic All-Big 12 Track and Field First and Second Teams, announced Tuesday, May 8 by the league office.
Earning first-team selections were 2007 NCAA Indoor Heptathlon National Champion Donovan Kilmartin (Eagle, Idaho), senior two-time cross country All-American Joe Thorne (Chamblee, Ga.), All-American Andrew Middleton (College Station, Texas), graduate student Trey Griffin (Lockhart, Texas), junior Brian Sullivan (The Woodlands, Texas), and senior Ryan Wilson (Wichita Falls, Kan.). Redshirt freshman Will Schroeder (San Antonio, Texas) carried a 4.0 grade point average during his second year on campus.
Sophomores Dustin Bynum (Corpus Christi, Texas) and Elliot O'Hare (Austin, Texas) were two of 21 Big 12 student-athletes named to the second team.
The men's academic all-league track and field squad consisted of 93 first team members.
Student-athletes must maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher either cumulative or during the two previous semesters and must have participated in 60 percent of his team's scheduled contests to be eligible for a nomination to the team. Freshmen and transfers are not eligible in their first year of academic residence. Seniors who have participated for a minimum of two years and meet all the criteria except percent of participation are also eligible.
The Longhorns begin competition at the 2007 Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Friday, May 11 at Ed Weir Stadium in Lincoln, Neb.