NORMAN, Okla. -- A day before the 2005 Big 12 Soccer Championship begins in San Antonio, Texas, the conference office announced on Tuesday the Academic All-Big 12 Teams. The Oklahoma soccer team led all Big 12 schools with 12 honorees, including 11 first-team members.
Among the Sooners named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team were seniors Michelle Enos, Hollee Fink, Jenny Jones, Christy Kenkel, and Lindsey Pulat, junior Andrea Hurley and sophomores Shana All, Tenesha Duncan, Colleen Keester, Allyson Kucera and Jennifer Nichols. Sophomore Jayme Seetin was the lone second-team honoree.
Texas A&M was second in the conference with 11 members, including nine first-team members. Kansas and Texas Tech were the only other schools with double-digit honorees with 10 each.
The Sooners', who have broken numerous school records this season on the field, 12 academic accolades ties the most by a Sooner team with the 2000 and 2001 squads. For Kenkel and Jones, the 2005 awards marked the third in their collegiate careers and Hurley and Seetin both collected their second such honors.
Nominated by each institution’s director of student-athlete support services and the media relations offices, the soccer academic all-league squad consisted of 72 first team members combined with 16 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 2005 Sooners (13-5-1 overall, 5-4-1 Big 12), seeded No. 7, take to the field on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 5:30 p.m. against No. 2 seed Colorado in San Antonio, Texas, at the Blossom Soccer Stadium. The game is the tenth all-time meeting between OU and Colorado with the series tied at 4-4-1.
2005 ACADEMIC ALL-BIG 12 SOCCER TEAM
FIRST TEAM (3.20-PLUS GPA)
Name, School, Class, Major, Hometown
Shana All, Oklahoma So. Undecided Southlake, Texas
Tenesha Duncan, Oklahoma So. Journalism Fort Worth, Texas
Michelle Enos, Oklahoma Sr. Communication Arlington, Texas
Hollee Fink, Oklahoma Sr. Human Relations Mitchellville, Iowa
Andrea Hurley, Oklahoma Jr. Marketing Edmond, Okla.
Jenny Jones, Oklahoma Sr. Health and Exercise Science Argyle, Texas
Colleen Keester, Oklahoma So. Health and Sport Science Tulsa, Okla.
Christy Kenkel, Oklahoma Sr. Biochemistry Tulsa, Okla.
Allyson Kucera, Oklahoma So. Marketing Pearland, Texas
Jennifer Nichols, Oklahoma So. Health and Sport Science Tulsa, Okla.
Lindsey Pulat, Oklahoma Sr. Economics Norman, Okla.
SECOND TEAM (3.00 TO 3.19 GPA)
Jayme Seetin, Oklahoma So. Health and Sport Science Flower Mound, Texas