Katie Brand, Alexis Conaway Among Academic All-Big 12 Honorees

  0 Braden Keith | November 16th, 2016 | Big 12, College - Women's Indoor, News

The Big 12 has recognized 60 student athletes as members of the 2016 Academic All-Big 12 Volleyball Team. 49 of those students are on the first team with a 3.20-or-better GPA, while 11 more were named as Honorable Mentions (3.00-3.19 GPAs).

Of the 60, 5 had perfect 4.00 GPAs in a relevant period: Alexis Conaway (Iowa State), Katie Brand (Kansas State), Kersten Kober (Kansas State), Katelyn Bryant (Texas Tech) and Hannah Shreve (West Virginia) represent with 4.00 grade point averages. Conaway and Brand were also  Preseason All-Big 12 Selections for their play on the court. Brand is one of 10 finalists nationally for the Senior CLASS Award.

GPAs are calculated either over the last two semesters or cumulatively throughout their athletic careers, and also must have played in 60% of their team’s scheduled games (unless they’re seniors with 2+ years on the team). Freshman and first-year transfers aren’t eligible.

Selections by school (1st team and HM combined):

  • Kansas State – 11
  • Oklahoma – 11
  • Kansas – 8
  • Iowa State – 7
  • TCU – 6
  • West Virginia – 6
  • Texas – 4
  • Texas Tech – 4
  • Baylor – 3

Among the players on the All-Big 12 Preseason Team, who are also on the Academic All-Big 12 Team, are Conaway and Morgan Kuhrt from Iowa State, Taylor Soucie from Kansas, Katie Brand from Kansas State, Ashley Smith from TCU, and Texas Tech’s Lauren Douglass.

See the full list of honored players here.


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Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of VolleyMob.com. Braden's first foray into sports journalism came in 2010, when he launched a swimming website called The Swimmers' Circle. Two years later, he joined SwimSwam.com as a co-founder. Long huge fans of volleyball, when Braden and the SwimSwam partners sought an opportunity to …

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