Women's Track & Field sees 19 make Academic All-Big 12 team
May 8, 2012
AUSTIN, Texas – The University of Texas Women’s Track & Field team placed 19 student-athletes on the 2012 Academic All-Big 12 team Tuesday.
Three Longhorns recorded perfect GPA’s as only 11 athletes on the women’s side accomplished the feat. The three were Julie Amthor (biology), Laleh Mojtabaeezamani (government) and Anne Jones (biology).
Joining those three on the first team were 13 other UT student-athletes to give them 16 first team selections. The first team honorees have a GPA of 3.2 or better. Along with the three perfect GPA’s the selections included Shanay Briscoe (marketing), Danielle Dowie (nutrition, pre-med), Jessica Doyle (government), Chalonda Goodman (marketing), Marielle Hall (undergraduate studies), Jessica Harper (liberal arts), Victoria Lucas (physical culture and sport), Briana Nelson (economics), Okwukwe Okolie (exercise science), Beverly Owoyele (exercise science), Akua Sencherey (advertising), Megan Siebert (education) and Virginia Simon (Spanish).
The second team was a 3.0-3.19 GPA. The three Longhorns to receive second team recognition were Katie Hoaldridge (radio-television-film), Brittany Marches (biology-teaching option, pre-med) and Christy Udoh (education).
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.