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Kansas Athlete of the Year Candidates
Courtesy: Big12Sports.com
          Release: 07/17/2012
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Big 12 Athlete of the Year candidates will be highlighted each day through July 20. Fans who follow the Big 12 Conference on Facebook and twitter will then be able to vote for their male and female choices from July 20-24. Fan voting will be considered in the final tally for selecting this prestigious award.

This morning's featured candidates are Kansas's Thomas Robinson and Diamond Dixon.

MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR NOMINEE
FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR NOMINEE
Thomas Robinson; Men's Basketball
Junior; Washington, D.C.


♦  NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Team
♦  Consensus All-America First Team
♦  ESPN.com National Player of the Year
♦  NCAA Midwest Region Most Outstanding Player and All-Tournament Team
♦  Naismith Men's College Player of the Year finalists
Diamond Dixon; Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field
Sophomore; Houston, Texas


♦  2012 indoor national champion in the 400 meters
♦  Named to Olympic 4x400-meter relay team
♦  Named First Team All-American four times in 2012
♦  Claimed 400-meter title at the 2012 Big 12 Outdoor Championships
♦  Finished fifth in the 400 meters at the U.S. Olympic Trials
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