IRVING, Texas – The Big 12 announced Wednesday the recognition of 143 student-athletes for their Academic All-Big 12 Soccer Team. Texas Tech was tied for second among conference schools with 17 selections, and for the second year in a row led the Big 12 in perfect grade point averages with five.
A program-record 17 selections makes it eight straight years head coach Tom Stone's team has had its Academic All-Big 12 selections reach double digits. In his time at Tech, Stone has seen 148 Red Raiders make teams, and this is the fifth year in a row the team has set a new program record.
First Team honorees achieved a GPA of 3.20 or higher, while Second Team members held a GPA between 3.00-3.19. In addition to holding a GPA in one of the above ranges, a student-athlete must have competed in at least 20 percent of the team's contests throughout the season to be eligible, or in the case of seniors, have done so over the last two years.
Below is a list of the Red Raiders who were selected, along with their field of study. Those with an asterisk attached to their name achieved a perfect 4.0 GPA.
First Team (3.20+ GPA)
Margaret Begley, R-Sr., Human Sciences
Kamryn Birk, Jr., Kinesiology
Alyssa D'Aloise*, So., Human Sciences
Kirsten Davis, Jr., Human Development and Family Studies
Macy Hairgrove, Jr., Marketing
Jordie Harr, R-Jr., Sport Management
Cassie Hiatt, So., Kinesiology
Savanna Jones, Sr., Multidisciplinary Studies
Sierra Jones, R-Fr., Interior Design
Demi Koulizakis, Sr., Kinesiology
Jayne Lydiatt, Sr., Human Sciences
Brittany Martin, R-So., Marketing
Gabbie Puente*, R-Sr., Electronic Media and Communications (Master's)
Jen Rose*, So., Business Administration
Charlotte Teeter*, So., Business Administration
Marissa Zucchetto*, Jr., Kinesiology
Second Team (3.00-3.19 GPA)
Marissa Ling, R-Fr., Pre-Physician Assistant