Nineteen Selected For Academic All-Big 12

MANHATTAN, Kan. – The Kansas State women’s rowing team was recognized for their academic excellence as 19 members of the team were selected to the Academic All-Big 12 team, the conference office announced on Wednesday. 

All 19 Wildcat rowers selected for the honor were named to the First Team.

“We are really proud of how all of these women were able to balance their academic work with their tough practice and competition schedule,” head coach Patrick Sweeney said. “It is a tremendous honor for each of them.”

Senior Jessica Kuhlman was also recognized as one of 10 rowers in the conference for maintaining a 4.0 GPA. The Great Bend, Kansas, native is a graduate student pursuing her master’s degree in Gerontology. 

First team members consist of those who have maintained a 3.20 or better GPA while the second team selections hold a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA. 

To qualify, student-athletes must maintain a 3.00 GPA or higher either cumulative or the two previous semesters and must have participated in 60 percent of their team’s scheduled contests. Freshmen and transfers are not eligible in their first year of academic residence. Senior student-athletes who have participated for a minimum of two years and meet all the criteria except percent of participation are also eligible.

K-State competes at the Big 12 Championships, which will be held on May 14-15 on Melton Hill Lake in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. This will be the second time the team has raced on the lake, the first coming at the Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championship (SIRA) on April 16th and 17th. 

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