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Lady Raiders Land Record Seven On Academic All-Big 12 Team

Seniors Caroline Starck, Sandra Dynka and Elizabeth Ullathorne earned first team Academic All-Big 12.

April 23, 2013

LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech women's set a new watermark for success off the court on Tuesday, as a school record seven players were named Academic All-Big 12.

The first team honorees are seniors Sandra Dynka, Caroline Starck and Elizabeth Ullathorne, juniors Samantha Adams and Rashmi Teltumbde and sophomore Kenna Kilgo. Junior Nikki Sanders was named to the second team.

This is Starck's third straight selection to the Academic All-Big 12 first team, while Ullathorne and Adams are each making their second appearance in the first team.

The seven honorees surpasses the previous high of five set in 2009, head coach Todd Petty first year at Texas Tech. The Lady Raiders tied the Big 12 record of seven honorees set by Oklahoma in 2003, when the Sooners had seven first team selections.

Texas Tech has now had 60 Academic All-Big 12 honorees since the Big 12 Conference was founded in 1996. There have been 20 honorees under the five years Petty has been head coach.

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.

Texas Tech, which won a share of the 2013 Big 12 regular season title, will begin play at the 2013 Big 12 Championships on Friday at 3 p.m. in Norman, Okla.




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