March 5, 2009
IRVING, Texas -- Four University of Texas women's basketball players have earned a spot on the 2009 Academic All-Big 12 Women's Basketball Team, the league office announced Thursday.
Sophomore Kathleen Nash was named to the First Team, while seniors Aubry Cook and Earnesia Williams and junior Kristen Nash were selected to the Second Team. This marks both Nash and Williams’ second career selections to the Academic All-Big 12 team, as Nash was also a first-team pick in 2008 and Williams was a second-team honoree last season.
Nominated by each institution's director of student-athlete support services and the media relations offices, the academic all-league women's basketball team consisted of 34 first-team members and nine second-team members. First team members honor those who have maintained a 3.20 or better GPA, and the second team honorees are those who have a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA.
To qualify for the team, 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 her 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.
ACADEMIC ALL-BIG 12 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TEAMS
Name, School, Class, Major, Hometown
Rachel Allison, Baylor, Sr., Exercise Physiology, Jonesboro, Ark.
Hannah Skildum, Colorado, Sr., Communications, North Oaks, Minn.
Amanda Nisleit, Iowa State*, Sr., Elementary Education, Woodbury, Minn.
Ivana Catic, Kansas, Sr., Business Management, Zrenjanin, Serbia
Rebecca Feickert, Kansas*, Sr., Accounting, Goodrich, N.D.
Kelly Kohn, Kansas, Jr., Communication Studies, Adrian, Mich.
Katie Smith, Kansas, Sr., Sport Science, Omaha, Neb.
Marija Zinic, Kansas, Sr., Communication Studies, Novi Sad, Serbia
Marlies Gipson, Kansas State, Sr., Elementary Education, McPherson, Kan.
Kelsey Hill, Kansas State, So., Agricultural Communications, Lenexa, Kan.
Kari Kincaid, Kansas State, Jr., Elementary Education, Andover, Kan.
Shalee Lehning, Kansas State, Sr., Electronic Journalism, Sublette, Kan.
Kelsey Nelson, Kansas State, Sr., Elementary Education, Riley, Kan.
Shalin Spani, Kansas State, So., Kinesiology, Lee’s Summit, Mo.
Ashley Sweat, Kansas State, Jr., Kinesiology, McPherson, Kan.
Danielle Zanotti, Kansas State, Sr., Psychology, Mustang, Okla.
RaeShara Brown, Missouri, So., Undecided, Little Rock, Ark.
Alyssa Hollins, Missouri, Sr., Communications, Mesquite, Texas
Bekah Mills, Missouri, Fr., Undecided, Towanda, Kan.
Kaitlyn Burke, Nebraska, So., Undeclared, North Vancouver, British Columbia
Kala Kuhlmann, Nebraska*, Jr., Psychology/Spanish, Charter Oak, Iowa
Jessica Periago, Nebraska, So., Undeclared, Toulon, France
Rose Hammond, Oklahoma, Jr., Human Relations, Depew, Okla.
Ashley Paris, Oklahoma, Sr., Advertising, Piedmont, Calif.
Danielle Robinson, Oklahoma, So., Sociology, San Jose, Calif.
Amanda Thompson, Oklahoma, Jr., Communication, Chicago, Ill.
Carolyn Winchester, Oklahoma, Sr., Mathematics Education, Washington, Okla.
Megan Byford, Oklahoma State, Jr., Journalism & Broadcasting, Bray, Okla.
Taylor Hardeman, Oklahoma State, Sr., Nutritional Sciences-Dietetics, Norman, Okla.
Jennifer Wallenmeyer, Oklahoma State, Sr., Physical Education & Psychology, Edmond, Okla.
Kathleen Nash, Texas, So., Business Administration/Finance, Plano, Texas
Damitria Buchanan, Texas A&M, Jr., Psychology, Houston, Texas
Katrina Limbaha, Texas A&M, Jr., International Studies, Riga, Latvia
Jordan Murphree, Texas Tech, Jr., Exercise & Sport Sciences, Brock, Texas
SECOND TEAM (3.00 to 3.19 GPA)
Name, School, Class, Major, Hometown
Kara Richards, Colorado, Sr., History, Graham, Texas
Kelsey Bolte, Iowa State, So., Communication Studies, Ida Grove, Iowa
Nicky Wieben, Iowa State, Sr., Communication Studies, Ankeny, Iowa
Cory Montgomery, Nebraska, Jr., Business Administration, Cannon Falls, Minn.
Courtney Paris, Oklahoma, Sr., Journalism Piedmont, Calif.
Ally Clardy, Oklahoma State, Jr., General Business, Argyle, Texas
Aubry Cook, Texas, Sr., Education, Houston, Texas
Kristen Nash, Texas, Jr., Corporate Communications, Plano, Texas
Earnesia Williams, Texas, Sr., Education, Sapulpa, Oklahoma