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Five Red Raiders Named Academic All-Big 12

Jaye Crockett was named Academic All-Big 12 with a 4.0 grade point average.

February 26, 2014

ACADEMIC ALL-BIG 12

LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech has landed five players on the Academic All-Big 12 team, league officials announced on Wednesday.

The Red Raiders landed three players on the first team – Jaye Crockett, Toddrick Gotcher and Dejan Kravic – and two on the second team – Dusty Hannahs and Aaron Ross.

Texas Tech led all teams with five total honorees, while the Red Raiders and Cowboys each had three first team selections. It is the second straight season the Red Raiders have landed five players on the squad, including three first team honorees.

A total of 16 members make up the first team, while the second team includes 13 honorees.

Crockett, a senior athletically and a graduate student academically from Clovis, N.M., carries a 4.0 grade point average while working on a Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies. Crockett is averaging 14.1 points, 6.5 rebounds, while shooting 51.7 percent from the field and 83.7 percent from the line. On Tuesday, he moved into 24th on Texas Tech’s all-time scoring list with 1,180 points. He is only of only five Red Raiders in the history of the program to reach 1,000 points, 600 rebounds, 100 assists and 100 steals. Crockett has 1,180 points, 653 rebounds, 109 assists and 102 steals. It is Crockett’s second appearance on the Academic All-Big 12 squad. He earned second team honors as s sophomore.

Gotcher, a sophomore athletically and a junior academically from Garland, Texas, carries a 3.44 grade point average in Exercise and Sports Science. Gotcher is averaging 8.4 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists in Big 12 games. Overall, Gotcher is averaging 7.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.9 assists. He has reached double figures seven times this season, including notching a career-high 17 against West Virginia and equaling the mark against Baylor. It is the second straight season Gotcher has been named First Team Academic All-Big 12.

Kravic, a senior athletically and a graduate student academically from London, Ontario, Canada, has a 3.88 grade point average while working towards his Master of Science in Exercise and Sports Science. Kravic is averaging 7.0 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game. His 1.32 blocks per game ranks as the ninth top single-season total in program history. He has 77 career blocks which ranks 10th all-time. It is the second straight season Kravic has been named First Team Academic All-Big 12.

Hannahs, a sophomore from Little Rock, Ark., has a 3.13 grade point average in Business Energy Commerce. Hannahs is averaging 9.7 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.7  assists in Big 12 games and is averaging 8.5 points, 1.5 assists and 1.5 rebounds overall. Hannahs is seventh in league games in 3-point shooting (41.7 percent) and 11th in 3-pointers per game (1.67). Hannahs is currently on pace to set the school free throw percentage record. He has converted 91.8 percent (56-61) from the line. Hannahs was named to the Big 12 Academic All-Rookie team last season.

Ross, a freshman athletically and a sophomore academically, has a 3.02 grade point average in Exercise and Sports Science. Ross is 3.6 points and 1.9 rebounds per game this season. He has appeared in 25 games and recorded double digits three times this season, including a career-best 13 against UTSA.

First team members consist of those who have maintained a 3.20 or better GPA while the second team selections hold 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 their 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.


 

 

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