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Five Red Raiders Named to Academic All-Big 12 Teams

Taylor Powell was one of four Big 12 players honored with a 4.0 GPA Thursday.

May 9, 2013

LUBBOCK, Texas - Taylor Powell highlighted Texas Tech's selections to the Academic All-Big 12 teams Thursday as she was one of five Red Raiders honored in a release by the conference office.

Powell, a junior from Henrietta, Texas, picked up first team accolades for the second-consecutive season as she was also one of four conference athletes nominated with a perfect 4.0 grade-point average, joining Rosie Hull (Kansas), Jessica Vest (Oklahoma) and Elizabeth Paul (Baylor).

She was joined on the first team by senior Mikey Kenney and fellow junior Brittany Talley. It marked the third-straight season where Kenney was rewarded for her work in the classroom, while Talley was honored for the first time in her career.

Cara Custer and Sandy James rounded out Tech's selections on the second team. Like Talley, Custer, a sophomore out of Spanaway, Wash., was honored for the first time in her career while James, a senior from Kilgore, Texas, picked up her third career selection to one of the two teams.

First team members consist of those who have maintained a 3.20 or better GPA while second team selections have posted 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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