This is the second straight year a student-athlete from the Big 12 has garnered this distinction in soccer. Oklahoma State's Krista Lopez took home the honor last season.
A biochemistry major with a 4.00 G.P.A., Larsen led Baylor to a 19-1-5 record, the Big 12 Conference championship and a berth in the NCAA Championship's third round. Baylor's season came to an end when the Bears were eliminated on penalty kicks by North Carolina. A second team Capital One Academic All-America® selection last year, she led the Bears with 11 goals, nine assists and 31 points. A native of Mequon, Wis., Larsen earned All-Big 12 second team honors this season.
Larsen, who started in 83 of 85 matches during her career, is fifth on Baylor's all-time scoring list with 29 goals. She was a three-time Academic All-Big 12 selection and a regular on the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
With a 3.81 G.P.A. in biology, BU's Lisa Sliwinski garnered third-team recognition. The Plano, Texas-product was a third-team Academic All-District honoree two years ago, a second-team member last season, and earned the first-team distinction in 2012.
Baylor was the only Big 12 institution with a player recognized and one of just five schools in the country with more than one honoree.
To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.