The Big 12 Conference, in conjunction with Chick-fil-A, recognizes the Winter Community of Champions. During the fall, winter and spring terms, one student-athlete from each institution is honored based on the following criteria:
Academics: An academic standard of a 3.00 grade point average or higher must be maintained.
Community Service: The designated student-athlete should be involved with at least one community service program. The program(s) could be a student organization on campus or within the athletics department.
Leadership/Sportsmanship: The student-athlete should demonstrate leadership and sportsmanship on and off the field.
The institution of the student-athletes’ on this list will be awarded $3,000 each year from Chick-fil-A for their efforts.
2008-09 WINTER CHICK-FIL-A COMMUNITY OF CHAMPIONS
Tiffany Wesley, Baylor, Jr. - Softball
Troi Smith, Colorado, Sr. - Women’s Track & Field
Amanda Nisleit, Iowa State, Sr. - Women’s Basketball
Erin Mertz, Kansas, So. - Women’s Swimming & Diving
Jana Lechtenberg, Kansas State, Sr. - Equestrian
Alicia Hatcher, Missouri, Sr. - Women’s Gymnastics
Leandra McGruder, Nebraska, Jr. - Women’s Track & Field
Russell Czeschin, Oklahoma, Sr. - Men’s Gymnastics
Kendall Horner, Oklahoma State, Sr. - Baseball
Keith Shinaberry, Texas, Sr. - Baseball
Bryson Graham, Texas A&M, Sr. - Men’s Basketball
Danielle Matthews, Texas Tech, So. - Softball