Today's featured candidates are Texas Tech's Kim Kaufman and Kennedy Kithuka.
MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR NOMINEE
FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR NOMINEE
|Kennedy Kithuka; Cross Country, Indoor Track & Field
Senior; Thika, Kenya.
♦ NCAA Cross Country Champion
♦ NCAA Indoor Track and Field Champion in the 5,000-meter run
♦ Big 12 Indoor Champion in the 3,000-meter run and 5,000-meter run
♦ Big 12 Cross Country Champion
♦ Male Cross Country Athlete of the Year by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association
|Kim Kaufman; Golf
Senior; Clark, S.D.
♦ Women's Golf Coaches Association second team All-American
♦ The first Tech women's golfer to be named an All-American in consecutive seasons
♦ All-Big 12 selection for second straight season
♦ Snapped the Texas Tech single-season and career stroke average records
♦ Ended the year ranked No. 22 nationally in Golfweek