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Texas Tech Athlete of the Year Nominees
July 22, 2017

Big 12 Athlete of the Year candidates will be highlighted each day through July 23. Fans will then be able to vote for their male and female choices on July 23-25 on Fan voting will be considered in the final tally for selecting this prestigious award. Today’s featured candidates are Texas Tech’s Gabriela Talaba and Trey Culver.  


TTU Female Athlete of the Year Candidate
Gabriela Talaba; Tennis
Galati, Romania


^ The first NCAA All-American in school history and received a program highest ranking of No. 8 in singles
^ After a 25-6 overall record and a 7-1 mark in Big 12 play, Gabriela was named the program’s first Big 12 Player of the Year
^ Named to the All-Big 12 Singles First Team for the second time in her career and earned a spot on the All-Big 12 Doubles First Team for the first time
^ Helped the Lady Raiders advance to the Elite 8 for the first time
^ Broke the school record with her 22-5 record at the No. 1 position


TTU Male Athlete of the Year Candidate
Trey Culver; Track & Field
Jr; Lubbock, Texas


^ 2017 national high jump champion (back-to-back years)
^ Big 12 outdoor high jump Champion(back-to-back years)
^ Two-time First Team USTFCCCA All-American
^ Five-time total All-American
^ 2017 Outdoor NCAA Championships silver medalist

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