Big 12 Athlete of the Year candidates will be highlighted each day through July 19. Fans will then be able to vote for their male and female choices from July 19-21. Fan voting will be considered in the final tally for selecting this prestigious award. Today's featured candidates are Oklahoma's Taylor Spears and Gabe Ikard.
Senior; Plano, Texas
♦ Member of OU's 2014 NCAA Co-National Championship team
♦ 2014 NCAA champion on balance beam
♦ AAI Award Finalist
♦ All-America First Team on uneven bars and balance beam
♦ 2014 Big 12 champion on beam and runner-up on bars
Senior; Oklahoma City, Okla.
♦ Consensus All-American and All-Big 12
♦ Played in 52 of 53 games in his career with 50 starts
♦ Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-American of the year for football
♦ 2014 Big 12 Male Sportsperson of the Year
♦ Winner of the Danny Wuerffel Trophy