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In Focus - Archives 2014

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Oklahoma Student-Athlete Spotlight: Ty Darlington
In Focus 12/17/2014

Student-athletes across the nation have arguably some of the most demanding workdays of anyone. Ty Darlington is one Sooner student-athlete who has taken on that challenge.

Oklahoma Student Athlete Spotlight: Whitney Ritchie
In Focus 12/16/2014

After a decorated collegiate tennis career, most athletes would graduate and move on to joining the workforce or even get into coaching. Oklahoma's Whitney Ritchie isn't like most athletes.

This Week's In Focus Institution Is Oklahoma
In Focus 12/15/2014

University of Oklahoma will be spotlighted in a series of feature stories this week on Big12Sports.com. OU was established in 1890 in Norman, Okla., and boasts an enrollment of 30,753.

Kansas Student-Athlete Spotlight: Jimmay Mundine
In Focus 11/13/2014

What started as a class to fill an elective need for Kansas tight end Jimmay Mundine quickly turned into a passion.

Kansas Student-Athlete Spotlight: Madison Rigdon
In Focus 11/12/2014

What began as a fun night with friends almost stole her future.

Kansas Student-Athlete Spotlight: Ali Kimura
In Focus 11/11/2014

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.

Iowa State Student-Athlete Spotlight: Sam Richardson
In Focus 11/06/2014

If Sam Richardson keeps at his current pace, by the end of the year the quarterback could hold several of the single season passing records at Iowa State. But just 10 months ago the Winter Park, Fla., native wasn't even sure he would ever see the field again.

Iowa State Student-Athlete Spotlight: Taylor Goetz
In Focus 11/05/2014

Taylor Goetz, a senior on the Iowa State volleyball team, has emerged as a leader and defensive specialist for head coach Christy Johnson-Lynch's program this season. Goetz had to overcome much adversity, including a short stint of not being a part of the ISU volleyball team, to reach the status that she is at now.

Iowa State Student-Athlete Spotlight: Crystal Nelson
In Focus 11/04/2014

A stronger, calmer Crystal Nelson is leading the No. 6 Iowa State women's cross country team this season. The Cyclone junior is taking a more disciplined approach to racing than in recent years, with a renewed focus on staying patient.

Student Athlete Spotlight: Spencer Roth
In Focus 10/30/2014

Spencer Roth was not well known until this season, but the Bears have relied on him for much longer.

Baylor University Student Athlete Spotlight: Tatyanna Lewis
In Focus 10/29/2014

Lewis's journey toward deciding on Baylor proved more difficult than both coach and player anticipated.

Baylor Student Athlete Spotlight: Katie Staiger
In Focus 10/28/2014

For Baylor redshirt freshman Katie Staiger, sports have been a huge part of her life from a young age. Luckily for the Baylor coaching staff, volleyball was the one that stuck with Staiger.