The Big 12 has announced its 2017 Winter Scholar-Athletes of the Year. The student-athletes have been selected as winners for their respective sports based on the votes of each sport's head coaches.
After claiming both the men's and women's Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championship titles and the NCAA men's crown in March, the Texas Longhorns lead the way for the 2016-17 postseason honors.
Texas won four of seven events and set NCAA records in each of them as the Longhorns punctuated their third consecutive national team title and NCAA-leading 13th national crown with authority Saturday evening at the 2017 NCAA Division I Men's Swimming and Diving Championships.
The Texas Longhorns wrapped up the 2017 NCAA Division I Women's Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday, placing fifth. The championship included freshman Alison Gibson's one-meter individual title and four snapped Big 12 records.
Fifty-nine student-athletes have been awarded the 2017 Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award, the Big 12 Conference's highest academic honor.
The Texas Longhorns swimming and diving teams swept the Big 12 Championship titles after posting outstanding performances by both the men's and women's squads.
Six Big 12 bests were added to the record book during the third day of the Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championship while seven races ranked within the nation's top 10 season performances, including a nation's best by Joseph Schooling in the 100-yard Butterfly.
Following the second day of Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championship action, Texas has pulled into first place in the standings.
After the first day of the Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championship, West Virginia leads the men's race while the Texas team sits atop the women's standing.
The 2017 Academic All-Big 12 Swimming and Diving Team includes 109 honorees with 36 members on the men's team and 73 on the women's side.
The Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championship is back Wednesday, February 22 at the Lee & Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center in Austin. The championship, hosted by Texas for the fifth straight year, will run through Saturday, February 25th.
The Big 12 Conference will be partnering with FloSports to provide live and on-demand coverage of the Big 12 Championships for Swimming & Diving on FloSwimming.com, Indoor Track & Field on FloTrack.com, Wrestling on FloWrestling.com, and Gymnastics on FloGymnastics.com.