Fifty-seven Big 12 student-athletes have earned recognition on the 2013 Academic All-Big 12 Baseball Team, the league office announced.
Doug Ashby and Kolt Browder (Baylor), along with Jack Mayfield (Oklahoma) were nominated with 4.00 grade point averages. This is the third consecutive year that Browder has been named to the first team with a perfect GPA. Baylor’s Crayton Bare and Kansas’ Tanner Poppe are also three-time first team members.
Baylor paced all teams with 11 total honorees, including six first team members. Oklahoma State and TCU led all teams with seven first team distinctions each. The first team is comprised of 39 selections, while 18 student-athletes earned second team recognition.
First team members consist of those who have maintained a 3.20 or better GPA while the second team selections hold a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA.
To qualify, student-athletes must maintain a 3.00 GPA or higher (either cumulative or the two previous semesters) and must have participated in 60 percent of their 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.