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.
The University of Texas has swept the Big 12 yearly awards for the sport of rowing after winning the Big 12 championship and punching their ticket to the 2015 NCAA Rowing Championship.
Angela Bumstead and coxswain Kenna Harris were among those aboard UT's fourth varsity eight boat back at the 2012 Big 12 Championship in Oklahoma City. Still new to the sport after joining the team on a whim just months earlier, the two freshman walk-ons helped the Longhorns 4V8 win the race with room to spare. Harris held up a pair of "Hook ‘em, Horns" hand signals and belted out, "We are Texas!" as the boat crossed the finish line at 2,000 meters.
For the first time in program history, the University of Texas received a team invitation to the NCAA Rowing Championships.
Texas won all five races to claim the 2015 Big 12 Rowing Championship as well as the Conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Championship.
Four teams advanced to the Grand Final of all five races after the preliminary round of the Big 12 Rowing Championship on Melton Hill Lake.
A total of 172 student-athletes have been named to the 2015 Academic All-Big 12 Rowing Team.
The perk of attending an in-state school is the luxury of being close to home. For senior and varsity member of the Kansas State Women's Rowing team, Brittany Long from Sanger, California, hasn't had the bonus of being able to drive home in just a few hours. She has adjusted to quite a bit since moving to Kansas prior to her junior year. Long is the only team member from out of state.
Looking back on one's childhood, most adults knew what they wanted to be when they grew up. For some this turned out to be true, for others new passions opened up doors unimaginable. Kansas sophomore Katherine Young is getting to experience both.
Texas' Second Varsity Eight has been recognized as the Big 12's Boat of the Week for competition through April 20-27.
Texas' Varsity 8+ has been recognized as the Big 12's Boat of the Week for competition for competition April 13-19.
Kansas' First Varsity Eight has been recognized as the Big 12's Boat of the Week for competition for competition April 6-12.