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OU Leads Conference in Academic All-Big 12 Soccer Selections
November 04, 2002
NORMAN, Okla. - Oklahoma led the conference in First Team Academic All-Big 12 Soccer selections as announced by the conference office from Dallas on Tuesday. The Sooners placed nine players on the first team list which recognized student-athletes who have maintained a 3.20 or better grade-point average and participated in at least 60 percent of the team's scheduled contests.

OU was the only Big 12 institution to also have student-athletes with perfect 4.0 averages: senior goalkeeper Jana Cunningham (Tulsa, Okla.), who will graduate with a degree in French, and sophomore defender Erin Young (Norman, Okla.). Cunningham appeared on her third straight academic all-league squad with a 4.0 grade-point average.

Also named First Team Academic All-Big 12 were senior defender Brittany Davis (Norman, Okla.), senior forward Krissy Dawson (Peoria, Ariz.), senior defender Jamie Farmer (Dallas, Texas), sophomore defender Kirstin Karfonta (Edmond, Okla.), senior defender Emily Land (Dallas, Texas), junior midfielder Heidi Martinson (Tulsa, Okla.) and senior forward Shannon Wing (Broken Arrow, Okla.).

Sophomore goalkeeper Catherine Wade (Midland, Texas) was named to the league's second team which recognized student-athletes who have maintained a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA.

Associate Athletics Director for Academic Affairs Dr. Gerald Gurney and Assistant Director of Athletics Academic Affairs Teresa Turner oversee the academic support and student life services for OU's entire student-athlete body. Andy Cardamone serves as the Academic Counselor for the OU soccer team.

The players were nominated by the OU Athletics Media Relations Office.

2002 Academic All-Big 12 First Team
Jana Cunningham, Sr. - French (4.0), Tulsa, Okla.
Erin Young, Soph. - Undecided (4.0), Norman, Okla.
Brittany Davis, Sr. - Communications (Norman, Okla.)
Krissy Dawson, Sr. - Sociology-Criminology (Peoria, Ariz.)
Jamie Farmer, Sr. - Marketing (Dallas, Texas)
Kirstin Karfonta, Soph. - Undecided (Edmond, Okla.)
Emily Land, Sr. - Journalism (Dallas, Texas)
Heidi Martinson, Jr. - Management (Tulsa, Okla.)
Shannon Wing, Sr. - Elementary Education (Broken Arrow, Okla.)

2002 Academic All-Big 12 Second Team
Catherine Wade, Soph. - Elementary Education (Midland, Texas)
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