The Big 12 Conference has announced its Scholar-Athlete of the Year recipients for the 2015 spring sport season. The following student-athletes have been selected as the award-winners for their respective sports based on a vote of each sport's head coaching group.
The Kansas State and Texas women's track & field squads closed out the 2015 NCAA Championships with top 10 finishes on Saturday. The Wildcats and Longhorns both finished tied for ninth with 28 team points.
Four Big 12 student-athletes claimed national titles at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Friday as the men's portion of the meet came to a close. Texas finished seventh in the team standings to lead all league squads.
The NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships kick off in Eugene, Oregon, June 10-13, with the Big 12 claiming a total of 108 entries in the field.
The Big 12 is excited to announce its championship schedule for 2015-16. The Conference has also awarded multi-year agreements in men's basketball, women's basketball and baseball.
With the 2015 Outdoor Track & Field Championships coming to a close last Sunday, the Conference's postseason honors have been determined, as selected by the league's head coaches.
The Texas Longhorns swept the 2015 Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field team titles on Sunday at the Cyclone Sports Complex. Texas also won both indoor team crowns this season, becoming the first program to complete a season sweep since 2006.
The Texas men racked up a two-day total of 71 points to take the top spot at the 2015 Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Championships, while Texas Tech is now alone atop the women's standings with 50 total points heading into the final day of competition.
After the first day of competition at the 2015 Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Championships at the Cyclone Sports Complex, Kansas and Texas are tied atop the women's standings, while Oklahoma holds a small edge for the men.
Some of the nation's top track and field student-athletes will compete in Ames, Iowa this weekend in the 2015 Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championship. Iowa State is a first-time host for the event, which will be held at the Cyclone Sports Complex.
On a sunny day at the Brutus Hamilton Challenge in Berkeley, California the starter raises his arm to ready the runners, K-State sprinter A'Keyla Mitchell is primed to do what no other freshman has done in the history of the school's track and field program. The starting gun is fired and when the race is over, Mitchell has broken another school record.
The 2015 Academic All-Big 12 Track & Field Team features 211 student-athletes with 81 members on the men's team and 130 on the women's team.