This afternoon's featured candidates are Texas Tech's Gonzalo Escobar and Gabby Dominguez.
MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR NOMINEE
FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR NOMINEE
Gonzalo Escobar; Men's Tennis
Senior; Manta, Ecuador
♦ Winningest singles player in program history (99 singles wins)
♦ Winningest doubles player in program history (82 wins)
♦ First player in school history to advance to NCAA Sweet 16 in singles. ♦ First player in school history to advance as part of a doubles team to the NCAA Finals (lost to Ohio State)
♦ ITA Singles and Doubles All-American
Gabby Dominguez; Women's Golf
Junior; Chilton, Texas
♦ Honorable Mention All-American by the NGCA and GolfWeek. First Tech women's golfer since 1996 to earn these honors.
♦ Tied for 8th at the NCAA Championships with teammate Kim Kaufman - highest finish in program history.
♦ Finished with a 72.8 stroke average, nearly two strokes lower than her previous school record.
♦ All-Big 12 selection, Tech's first since 2000.
♦ Qualified for the Women's U.S. Open, July 5-8 and also played in the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links.