LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech Athletics had 82 freshmen recognized on the Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team released by the conference on Wednesday afternoon. The award honors new freshmen for their work in the classroom during the 2019-20 academic year.
Nine Texas Tech freshmen were recognized with 4.0 grade point averages, namely Tyler Hamilton (baseball), Abigail Van Cleave (women's golf), Hannah Anderson (soccer), Madison White (soccer), Kale Mauritsen (track & field), Abigale Rhodes (track & field), Sarah Tackitt (track & field), Richard Taylor (track & field), Caleb Wilborn (track & field)
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.
The Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team was introduced in the 2012-13 academic year.
Baseball (8): Jon Barrera, Dillon Carter, Jared Cushin, Andrew Devine, Tyler Hamilton*, Jace Jung, Nathan Rombach, John Willis
Men's Basketball (4): Clarence Nadolny, Terrence Shannon, Tyreek Smith, Russel Tchewa
Women's Basketball (1): Alexis Tucker
Football (23): Jackson Baggett, Cole Boyd, Darlen Boyd, Devin Butler, Cameron Cantrell, Aaron Castro, Gunner Caylor, Donald Cleveland, Chance Cover, Caleb Durham-Honer, Ethan Frasier, Logan Greene, Gilbert Ibeneme, Luis Jaramillo, Gabriel Lozano, Tyrique Matthews, Maverick McIvor, Austin McNamara, Landon Peterson, Bryce Ramirez, Bryce Robinson, Jeff Whitfield, Charles Zots
Men's Golf (2): Ludvig Aaberg, Garrett Martin
Women's Golf (2): Gala Dumez, Abigail Van Cleave*
Soccer (8): Hannah Anderson*, Taya Lopez, Nicole Mattam, Penelope Mulenga, Macy Schultz, Haley Smith, Marisa Weichel, Madison White*
Softball (6): Alanna Barraza, Kamryn Caldwell, Brianna Cantu, Chloe Cobb, Payton Jackson, Tori Whillock
Men's Tennis (2): Reed Collier, Connor Johnson
Women's Tennis (1): Lisa Mays
Track & Field (21): Bryce Boggs, Kailei Collins, Alfred Chawonza, Kevin De Lima, Field Gatlin, Anna Griffith, Audrey Hughes, Walker Hendricks, Cale Kassen, Mattie Lovell, Kale Mauritsen*, Trent Nolen, Luke Ray, Abigale Rhodes*, Hannah Sanchez, Kyle Stifflemire, Sarah Tackitt*, Richard Taylor*, Caleb Wiborn* Safin Wills, Simone Watkins
Volleyball (4): Lauren Dodson, Lindsey Dodson, Caitlin Dugan, Audrey Tuttle