This morning's featured candidates are Missouri's Marcus Denmon and Chelsea Thomas.
MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR NOMINEE
FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR NOMINEE
Marcus Denmon; Men's Basketball
Senior; Kansas City, Mo.
♦ Consensus Second Team All-American
♦ 2012 First Team All-Big 12
♦ Back-to-back First Team All-Big 12 Selection
♦ Missouri Male Athlete of the Year (All Sports)
♦ Missouri all-time leader with 141 career games played
Chelsea Thomas; Softball
Junior; Columbia, Mo.
♦ 2012 NFCA First Team All-American
♦ 2012 Big 12 Pitcher of the Year
♦ Became just the second pitcher in conference history to win Big 12 Pitcher of the Year twice
♦ Four-time Big 12 Pitcher of the Week (Feb. 28, April 3, April 10, May 15)
♦ Became just second pitcher in conference history to be named Big 12 Pitcher of the Week 10 or more times