A total of 383 student-athletes have been named to the inaugural Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team, which honors conference competitors who are new, incoming freshman at their respective league institution. Texas led all teams with 65 honorees, while Baylor (46), West Virginia (45), Oklahoma State (44) and TCU (40) had 40 or more members. A total of 22 student-athletes were nominated with 4.00 grade point averages, including four from Baylor and Oklahoma State.
Nominated by each institution’s director of student-athlete support services, student-athletes on the 2012-13 Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team must be new, first-time/incoming freshman that have completed 24 semester hours of non-remedial coursework and achieved a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00. Additionally, the student-athlete must have participated in at least one of their team’s scheduled contests and must have been a member of their respective team for their sport’s entire NCAA Championship segment.