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Baylor Student Athlete Spotlight: Julian Lenz
In Focus 01/27/2015

Frankfort, Germany, native Julian Lenz grew up with many tennis connections to Waco, Texas.

This Week's In Focus Institution Is Baylor
In Focus 01/26/2015

Baylor University will be spotlighted in a series of feature stories this week on Big12Sports.com. BU was established in 1845 in Waco, Texas, and boasts an enrollment of 15,364.

West Virginia Student Athlete Spotlight: Juwan Staten
In Focus 01/22/2015

Leader (n): a guiding or directing head, as of an army, movement, or political group, also known as senior West Virginia point guard Juwan Staten.

West Virginia Student Athlete Spotlight: Averee Fields
In Focus 01/21/2015

Values are defined as a person's principles or standards of behavior, one's judgment of what is important in life. As West Virginia University senior Averee Fields grew up, significant values were instilled throughout her life, and she couldn't have asked for a greater gift. As a young girl, Fields was always willing to give back to others in need, and those values have stayed with her as she made her way to Morgantown to fulfill her dreams of becoming a collegiate basketball player.

West Virginia Student Athlete Spotlight: Beth Deal
In Focus 01/20/2015

Situated on the right corner wall of Mountaineer gymnastics' Cary Gym hanging from the rafter above is a banner of the three four-year seniors currently on the West Virginia University gymnastics roster.

Texas Tech Student Athlete Spotlight: Clark Lammert
In Focus 01/15/2015

Lammert, a senior forward for Texas Tech, has made a habit of ending opponents' possessions by sacrificing his body and taking charges.

Texas Tech Student Athlete Spotlight: Cierra White
In Focus 01/14/2015

Most athletes dream of, standing atop the podium, being recognized in Sports Illustrated, and becoming a champion. Cierra White is making those dreams her reality.

Texas Tech Student Athlete Spotlight: Minta Spears
In Focus 01/13/2015

The label "student-athlete" has seemed to have lost its focus in today's culture. Too often, the importance is placed on "athlete" and some forget why these athletes attend universities.

Texas Student Athlete Spotlight: Kendal Yancy
In Focus 01/08/2015

When University of Texas sophomore point guard Isaiah Taylor suffered a left wrist injury against Iowa on Nov. 20, the No. 10/10 Longhorns needed a guard to step up and take on more responsibility. Sophomore guard Kendal Yancy knew he was ready to accept the challenge.

Texas Student Athlete Spotlight: Kelsey Lang
In Focus 01/07/2015

When All-Big 12 center Imani McGee-Stafford underwent preseason surgery, forcing her to miss the first eight games of the season, Lang made the most of her increased role by leading the Longhorns in scoring during one of the best starts in program history -- an undefeated non-conference slate for the first time since the 1985-86 season.

Texas Student Athlete Spotlight: Madisyn Cox
In Focus 01/06/2015

After an All-America freshman season featuring breakout performances for the Texas women's swimming and diving team, sophomore Madisyn Cox has stepped into a leadership role for the Longhorns while elevating into national prominence with Team USA, as well.

TCU Student Athlete Spotlight: Jada Butts
In Focus 01/01/2015

When a second ACL injury ended her freshman season, Butts said she wouldn't allow her knee injury to destroy her career.