Texas and Texas Tech will be the Big 12 representatives in NCAA Second Round competition after they advanced with wins over the weekend.
Six Big 12 squads were selected for the NCAA Championship - the highest total for the league since 2008. It is the best total since the conference began competition with nine teams (2011).
At the beginning of the 2012 season, Kimura was not on Kansas' roster. In fact, Kimura was not even on the radar of the Kansas coaches.
Six Big 12 squads - the highest total for the league since 2008 - have been selected to the 2014 NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Championship. No. 3 national seeds West Virginia and Texas Tech lead the way and are joined by Kansas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas.
No. 1 West Virginia claimed its second straight Big 12 Championship with a 1-0 victory over No. 6 Oklahoma in the final game of the 2014 Big 12 Championship held at Swope Soccer Village in Kansas City.
The seventh seeded Oklahoma Sooners advanced to their second Big 12 Championship match following a 3-2 penalty kick win over the sixth seeded Baylor Bears. For the first time in league championship play, all four teams recorded shutouts in regulation of semifinal competition.
Following a scoreless 110 minutes, top seeded West Virginia advanced to the 2014 Big 12 Championship match with a 6-5 overtime penalty kick win over No. 5 Texas in the semifinal round.
No. 6 Oklahoma became the fourth squad to advance to the quarterfinal round of the 2014 Big 12 Soccer Championship with a 2-1 victory over No. 3 Kansas.
The No. 7 seed Baylor Bears topped No. 2 seed Oklahoma State in the quarterfinal round of the 2014 Soccer Championships with a 1-0 shutout victory.
The 2014 Big 12 Soccer Championship quarterfinal round continued with a match featuring the fourth seed Texas Tech Red Raiders and fifth seed Texas Longhorns in a 1-1 battle that was decided by penalty kicks.
The Mountaineers got off to a fast start, firing off seven shots on goal in the first half of the match. WVU saw its first real chance only six minutes in as Kate Schwindel fired a shot from the top of the 18-yard box that was saved by Vittoria Arnold.
The 2014 Academic All-Big 12 Soccer Team includes 91 honorees, the Conference office has announced.