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6 Freshmen Texas Longhorns Placed on All-Big 12 Academic Rookie Team

Six freshmen Longhorns have been placed on the All-Big 12 academic rookie team.

Six freshmen Texas Longhorns football players have been named to the All-Big 12 Conference academic rookie team.

Quarterback Shane Buechele, center Zach Shackelford, linebacker Jeffrey McCulloch, slot receiver Devin Duvernay, running back Kyle Porter and defensive tackle Gerald Wilbon were among the football players placed on the team.

The six Longhorns join the total 55 Texas student athletes to be named to the All-Big 12 academic rookie team.

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University of Texas Press Release

AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas placed 55 student-athletes on the 2016-17 Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team, the conference office announced Thursday. UT’s total of 55 ranked second among all Big 12 institutions, trailing only Baylor (62). 

A total of 441 student-athletes were named to the squad, including 46 who were nominated with 4.00 grade point averages.

Nominated by each institution’s director of student-athlete support services, student-athletes on the Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team must be new, first-time/incoming freshmen that have completed 24 semester hours of non-remedial coursework and achieved a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 (4.0 scale). Additionally, the student-athlete must have participated in at least one of their team’s scheduled contests and must have been a member of their respective team for their sport’s entire NCAA Championship segment.

The Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team was introduced during the 2012-13 academic year.

 

University of Texas Student-Athletes Named to the 2016-17 Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team (55 total)

 

Name

Sport   

Major

Alejandra Acosta

Rowing

Undeclared

Claire Adams

Women’s Swimming & Diving

Undeclared

James Banks

Men’s Basketball

Undeclared

Garek Bielaczyc

Men’s Track & Field

Undeclared

Elena Bruckner

Women’s Track & Field

Undeclared

Shane Buechele

Football

Physical Culture & Sports

Georgia Burner

Women’s Track & Field

Mechanical Engineering

Anastasiya Byelousova

Rowing

Biology + Plan II Honors

Lauren Case

Women’s Swimming & Diving

Mathematics

Madison Cleff

Women’s Tennis

Plan II Honors

Destiny Collins

Women’s Track & Field

Undeclared

Nick Costello

Men’s Golf

Economics

Tuesday Dermargosian

Softball

Undeclared

Payton Dreitz

Rowing

Undeclared

Devin Duvernay

Football

Physical Culture & Sports

Samantha Ennis

Rowing

Undeclared

Kyra Falcone

Soccer

Government

Polly Finch

Rowing

Geography

Nina Flores

Women’s Track & Field

Biochemistry

Alison Gibson

Women’s Swimming & Diving

Undeclared

Rylee Gladych

Rowing

Physical Culture & Sports

Dan Golden

Men’s Track & Field

Undeclared

Petra Granic

Women’s Tennis

Undeclared

Abby Guidry

Women’s Track & Field

Undeclared

Claire Hahn

Volleyball

Undeclared

Abbi Hearell

Rowing

Undeclared

Cyera Hintzen

Soccer

Undeclared

Abigail Hirst

Women’s Track & Field

Chemical Engineering

Emilee Hoffman

Women’s Golf

Undeclared

Ljiljana Josic

Rowing

Neuroscience

Matteson Landau

Rowing

Business + Physical Culture & Sports

Emily Martin

Soccer

Undeclared

Matthew McClellan

Men’s Track & Field

Chemical Engineering

Jeffrey McCulloch

Football

Undeclared

Aine McGinn

Rowing

Undeclared

George Patrick

Men’s Track & Field

Undeclared

Kyle Porter

Football

Undeclared

Jill Renly

Rowing

Government

Autumn Rounsaville

Volleyball

Undeclared

Mara Royse

Rowing

Biology

Maisie Sajbel

Rowing

Human Development & Family Science

Malory Schattle

Softball

Undeclared

Hannah Schilberg

Rowing

Nutrition

Zach Shackelford

Football

Undeclared

Taryn Shanes

Women’s Track & Field

Plan II Honors + International Relations & Global Studies

Alecia Sutton

Women’s Basketball

Undeclared

Olivia Thompson

Women’s Track & Field

Undeclared

Austin Todd

Baseball

Undeclared

Anna Turati

Women’s Tennis

Undeclared

Bianca Turati

Women’s Tennis

Undeclared

Tecora Turner

Soccer

Public Health

Taylor Walker

Women’s Track & Field

Undeclared

Jordan Wheeler

Women’s Swimming & Diving

Undeclared

Gerald Wilbon

Football

Physical Culture & Sports

Gabriella Zarragoitia

Rowing

Chemical Engineering

 

 


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