20 Cowboys and Sooners named to Academic All-Big 12 squad

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The men’s and women’s golf teams at Oklahoma and Oklahoma State are well represented on the Academic All-Big 12 squad, which was announced Wednesday by the league office.

For the OSU men’s team, six Cowboys were named to the squad’s first team and OSU had one representative on the second team.

Seniors Eugenio Chacarra and Rasmus Neergaard-Petersen were joined on the first team by juniors Brian Stark, Dillon Stewart and Rayhan Thomas. Sophomore Jonas Baumgartner was tabbed as a first-team pick as well.

Senior Aman Gupta was named to the squad’s second team.

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 20 percent of their team’s scheduled contests. Freshmen and transfers are not eligible in their first year of academic residence.

The No. 7 Oklahoma State women’s golf had six student-athletes selected.  Lianna Bailey, Maddison Hinson-Tolchard, Rina Tatematsu, Emma Whitaker and Han-Hsuan Yu were named to the First Team while Hailey Jones earned a spot on the Second Team.

This is the third career Academic All-Big 12 honor for Yu, the second for Bailey and Jones and the first for Hinson-Tolchard, Tatematsu and Whitaker.

For the Oklahoma men’s team, Ben Lorenz (business), Blake Lorenz (management) and Patrick Welch (human relations) earned first-team accolades for the men’s team and Stephen Campbell Jr. (journalism) earned second-team honors.

For the Oklahoma women’s golf team, Libby Winans (communications) secured the lone first-team honor. The trio of Mikhaela Fortuna (human relations), Maria Fernanda Martinez (management) and Hannah Screen (Communication) were recognized on the second team.


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