OSU Track and Field Honored in the Classroom

STILLWATER, Okla. – OSU track and field had 15 student-athletes honored today by the Big 12 Conference for their academic success. It was announced today that 344 student-athletes were named to the 2010 Academic All-Big 12 Track and Field team.

To qualify for Academic All-Big 12 the 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 his/her 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. First team members consist of those who have maintained a 3.20 or better GPA, and the second team are those who have a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA.

On the men’s side, senior John Kosgei, sophomore Colby Lowe, and junior Mark Nelson were all with first team honors, while seniors David Chirchir and Daniel Watts received second team honors. This is Watts’s second year in a row to receive a second team honor.

On the women’s side, seniors Julie Rader and Destyn Stallings were two of 25 honorees to receive 4.0 GPAs on the first team Academic All-Big 12 list. Sophomore Brandi Andrews and junior Teran Mixon were on the first team list for their second year in a row.

The OSU track and field team will return to action this weekend as they travel to Columbia, Mo. to compete in the Big 12 Championships.

Oklahoma State Honorees–Men

First Team

John Kosgei, M.S. Fire & Emergency Management Administration

Colby Lowe, Sports Management

Mark Nelson, Aerospace Engineering, Russian, Mechanical Engineering Technology

Tucker Weems, M.S. & B.S. Accounting

Peter Wood, Geography & Political Science

Second Team

David Chirchir, M.S. in International Studies
Daniel Watts, Sports Management
Oklahoma State Honorees–Women
First Team
Brandi Andrews, Industrial Engineering
Teran Mixon, Health Education & Promotion
Autumn Moses, Therapeutic Recreation
Julie Rader, M.S. Design, Housing & Merchandising
Leah Schroeder, Dietetics
Destyn Stallings, Managment & Marketing
Kendra Woodson, Biochemistry/Pre Med
Second Team
Melanie Funke, Biochemistry  Molecular Biology/Pre Med
Tone Hjalmarsen, Dietetics & Exercise
Natalia Kovtun, Economics

Updated 05-11-2010

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