Three Wildcats Named Women’s Soccer Academic All-Big 12

MANHATTAN, Kansas – At the conclusion of its first season of action, three members of the Kansas State women’s soccer program have been selected for the Academic All-Big 12 Teams in an announcement by the league office on Tuesday.

Student-athletes earning Academic All-Big 12 First Team honors were junior goalkeeper Miranda Larkin and redshirt sophomore forward Kim Braddock. Earning an Academic All-Big 12 Second Team honor was junior midfielder Addie Jenkins.

Larkin, a communication studies major from Rockwall, Texas, backstopped K-State in 14 matches. She registered a 4-7-3 record and pocketed the program’s first five shutouts. Larking finished the season with a 0.92 goals against average and tallied 77 saves for an .856 save percentage.

Braddock, a nutrition and health major from Simi Valley, California, completed her season with one goal in 11 matches played. Braddock’s goal was the first goal in program history off a direct kick, converting against South Dakota on Sept. 25.

Jenkins, a marketing major from Kansas City, Missouri, ended her first season with the Wildcats with one goal in 12 matches played.

Nominated by each institution’s director of student-athlete support services, the women’s soccer academic all-league team consisted of 92 first team members combined with 14 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.

Kansas State closed out its inaugural campaign in 2016 with an overall record of 4-9-3. Overall in the program’s first season, K-State registered 16 goals and 11 assists for a total of 43 points. The Wildcats were led in scoring by sophomore forward Tatum Wagner with three goals and four assists for 10 points and freshman midfielder Laramie Hall with three goals and three assists for nine points.

Kansas State will play a complete Big 12 schedule in the 2017 season. To become a member of the K-State Founder’s Club, which includes season tickets for the 2017 season, contact the K-State Athletics Ticket Office at (800) 221-CATS or visit www.kstatesports.com/tickets.