Samantha Ricketts (Oklahoma) and Danielle Gant (Texas A&M) were honored with the Academic Momentum Award presented by The Scholar-Baller® Program, in conjunction with the National Consortium for Academics and Sports (NCAS).
The award recognizes student-athletes who have demonstrated significant academic improvement throughout their collegiate careers and celebrates them for having the ability to balance textbooks with playbooks.
Last season Ricketts was a softball All-America selection and earned her first Academic All-Big 12 honors. She is also a member of OU’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Leadership team.
Gant, a senior combination forward/guard for the Aggies, won the school's Heart of the Learning Center Award given to the top male and female student-athletes who best utilize the academic center support system as a freshman in 2006.
In addition to the award, the winners of each region will also receive a Thinkman™ and Thinkwoman™ Trophy for their academic performances.