The Big 12 Conference has named 29 student-athletes to the 2009 Academic All-Big 12 Men’s Basketball Team, the league office announced.
Texas led the league with the most honorees, placing six student-athletes on the squad -- four on the first team and two on the second.
Nominated by each institution’s director of student-athlete support services and media relations offices, the men’s basketball academic all-league squad consisted of 17 first team members combined with 12 on the second team. First team members have recorded a 3.20 or better GPA, while the second team are those with a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA.
To qualify student-athletes must maintain a 3.00 GPA or higher either cumulative or in the two previous semesters and have participated in 60 percent of his team’s scheduled contests. Freshmen and transfers are not eligible in their first
year of academic residence. Senior student-athletes who have participated for a minimum of two years and meet all the criteria except percent of participation are also eligible.