K-State Places Four on Academic All-Big 12

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State women’s basketball placed four student-athletes on the Academic All-Big 12 teams in an announcement by the Big 12 Conference on Thursday. Three of K-State’s honorees received a first team citation, while one garnered second team honors.

Since the beginning of the Big 12 in 1996-97, K-State has earned a league-best 106 Academic All-Big 12 honors including 86 first team citations which also paces the Big 12.

Wildcats to earn Academic All-Big 12 First Team honors were: senior Heidi Brown (kinesiology), junior Bri Craig (family studies and human services) and sophomore Kindred Wesemann (kinesiology).

Brown earned her third career Academic All-Big 12 honor and her first citation on the first team. This was the second career Academic All-Big 12 First Team honor for Craig and the first for Wesemann.

Earning second team honors for the first time in her career was senior Ashia Woods (marketing).

Nominated by each institution’s director of student-athlete support services, the women’s basketball academic all-league team consisted of 26 first team members combined with nine on the second team. First team members consist of those who have maintained a 3.20 or better GPA, and the second team are those who have 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 her 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.
The Wildcats host Oklahoma on Saturday in the annual Play 4 Kay game at 7 p.m., in Bramlage Coliseum on Saturday night. For ticket information, contact the K-State Athletic Ticket Office at (800) 221-CATS or visit www.kstatesports.com.