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Missouri Athlete of the Year Candidates
July 16, 2011

Big 12 Athlete of the Year candidates will be highlighted each day through July 22. Fans will then be able to vote for their male and female choices from July 22-27. Fan voting will be considered in the final tally for selecting this prestigious award. Today's featured candidates are Missouri's Chelsea Thomas and Lars Vikan Rise.

Missouri Female Athlete of the Year Candidate
Chelsea Thomas; Softball
Sophomore; Pleasantville, Iowa

^2011 WCWS All-Tournament Team
^Louisville Slugger All-America First Team
^USA Softball National Player of the Year Top Three Finalist
^All-Big 12 First Team and Big 12 Pitcher of the Year
^Big 12 Player of the Week six times and National Player of the Week twice

Missouri Male Athlete of the Year Candidate
Lars Vikan Rise; Track & Field
Senior; Norway

^Runner-up in the heptathlon at the 2011 NCAA Indoor Championships
^Holds the Norwegian national record in the heptathlon
^Four-time All-America
^Big 12 Outdoor champion in the decathlon
^Finished fourth in the decathlon at the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Championships

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