The Big 12 Conference has announced its 2018 Winter Scholar-Athletes of the Year. The following student-athletes have been selected as award winners for their respective sports based on the votes of each sport's respective head coaches.
The Big 12 announced the recipients of the 2017-18 Big 12 Swimming and Diving "of the year" awards, voted on by league coaches. Performances throughout the 2017-18 regular and postseason are placed under consideration when determining the honorees.
Texas emerged from a back-and-forth battle with California and Indiana and secured its fourth consecutive NCAA title and 14th in program history Saturday evening at Minnesota's University Aquatic Center.
Texas saved its best performances for the final day of the 2018 Big 12 Swimming & Diving Championship, knocking off six event records en route to winning the men's and women's team titles.
The Texas men's and women's programs extended their top position on the leader board following Day Three of the Big 12 Swimming & Diving Championship, earning 13 first place finishes. In second place, West Virginia's men's and women's programs hold steady and recorded one first place finish.
The Texas men's and women's teams have taken sole possession of first in the 2018 Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championship following the second day of competition. The women strengthened their lead following a record-setting showing in the 400 medley relay and 1-meter dive, while the UT men, which entered the day in second place, catapulted to first.
Following the first day of the 2018 Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championship, the West Virginia men's team and Texas women's team are slotted in first place.
The 2018 Academic All-Big 12 Swimming and Diving Team includes 130 honorees with 44 members on the men's team and 86 on the women's side.
The Big 12 Conference announced an agreement with FloSports to live stream the 2018 Big 12 championships for swimming & diving on FloSwimming.com, indoor and oudoor track & field on FloTrack.com, wrestling on FloWrestling.com, and gymnastics on FloGymnastics.com.
The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association (CSCAA) announced its 2017 Fall Scholar All-America Teams, which features one hundred percent of Big 12 swimming and diving programs.
2018 Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championship
Soccer defender Kadeisha Buchanan (West Virginia), men's basketball guard Frank Mason III (Kansas) and swimmer Will Licon (Texas) were selected as 2016-17 Big 12 Athletes of the Year.