Baylorís Larsen Named Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Courtesy: Big12Sports.com
          Release: 12/07/2012
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Baylor senior Dana Larsen has been named the 2012 Big 12 Soccer Scholar-Athlete of the Year, as selected by the league's coaches. This is the inaugural year for this conference honor.

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. This year's Capital One Academic All-America® of the Year, Larsen led the Bears with 11 goals, nine assists and 31 points. A native of Mequon, Wis., she also 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.

Nominees must be a junior or senior in athletic and academic standings, have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.2, participation in at least 60 percent of the team's scheduled contests, and a minimum of one year in residence at the institution in order to qualify.

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