April 12, 2011

NORMAN, Okla. - Four men's gymnasts and 24 women's rowers were named to the inaugural Big 12 Academic At-Large team today. Oklahoma received the second most honorees in the conference, behind Kansas State's 31.


The Big 12 Academic At-Large team recognizes exceptional student-athletes participating in sports outside of Big 12 competition. The first team recognizes student-athletes maintaining a 3.20 or better grade point average, and the second team honors members who have a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA.

Three of Oklahoma's honorees achieved a 4.00 GPA: rowers Katrin Passlack, Nicole Furmanek and Kelsey Witten.

  Academic At-Large First Team
Name Class Sport Major Hometown
Nicole Bladow Jr. Rowing International Studies Norman, Okla.
Mary Cox Sr. Rowing Finance Houston, Texas
Lena Eagle Road Sr. Rowing Microbiology Talihina, Okla.
Samantha Fahed Sr. Rowing Adult and Higher Education Longwood, Fla.
Nicole Furmanek* Jr. Rowing Elementary Education Belleville, Ill.
Ally Gray Sr. Rowing Economics Valrico, Fla.
C.J. Grimes Sr. Gymnastics Health and Exercise Science Ulysses, Kan.
Megan Harrell Sr. Rowing Adult and Higher Education Norfolk, Va.
Amanda Hoffman Sr. Rowing Geography Dunedin, Fla.
Brooke Holleman So. Rowing Environmental Sustainability Edmond, Okla.
Heather House So. Rowing Environmental Sustainability Austin, Texas
Ian Jackson Sr. Gymnastics Adult and Higher Education Hamburg, Pa.
Ashley LaFollette So. Rowing Anthropology Westerville, Ohio
Steven Legendre Sr. Gymnastics Multidisciplinary Studies Port Jefferson, N.Y.
Melea McCreary Jr. Rowing Broadcasting and Electronic Media San Diego, Calif.
Elizabeth Middleton So. Rowing Zoology Colchester, Conn.
Kelsey O'Grady So. Rowing Anthropology Ada, Okla.
Katrin Passlack Sr. Rowing Mechanical Engineering Chandler, Ariz.
Patrick Piscitelli Jr. Gymnastics Human Relations Charlotte, N.C.
Katherine Rabe Sr. Rowing Chemistry/Biochemistry Broken Arrow, Okla.
Rebecca Staff So. Rowing Health and Exercise Science Phoenix, Ariz.
Carly Schueler So. Rowing Zoology Pittsburg, Pa.
Brooke Sheppard Sr. Rowing Human Resources Lawton, Okla.
Kelsey Witten* Sr. Rowing Adult and Higher Education Springfield, Mo.

 

  Academic At-Large Second Team
Name Class Sport Major Hometown
Lisa Jett Sr. Rowing Multidisciplinary Studies College Station, Texas
Sarah Kelle Jr. Rowing Health and Exercise Science Ponca City, Okla.
Olivia Staff So. Rowing Mechanical Engineering Phoenix, Ariz.
Rebecca Winchester So. Rowing Health and Exercise Science Washington, Okla.