This afternoon's featured candidates are Oklahoma's George Alex and Keilani Ricketts.
MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR NOMINEE
FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR NOMINEE
George Alex; Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field
Senior; Phoenix, Ariz.
♦ Earned second team All-America honors in the indoor 3,000-meter run and the outdoor 5,000-meter run
♦ Owns the OU school records in the indoor mile, indoor 3,000-meter run and outdoor 5,000-meter run
♦ Won the 2012 indoor 3,000-meter run Big 12 title
♦ Became only the third runner in the 16-year history of the Big to double in the 5,000 and 10,000 at the conference meet
♦ Finished ninth in the 2012 Outdoor NCAA in the 5,000-meter run
Keilani Ricketts; Softball
Junior; San Jose, Calif.
♦ One of three finalists for Honda Cup, honoring female student-athlete of the year
♦ Honda Cup for softball
♦ USA Softball National Player of the Year
♦ Big 12 Player of the Year
♦ Led Sooners to Softball College World Series finals