Eight Runners Placed on Academic All-Big 12 Team
IRVING, Texas The Big 12 Conference named eight Wildcats to the 2007 Academic All-Big 12 Cross Country Team, the league office announced this week. Danny Schneider, Colin Swaney, Morgan Bonds, Emily Dittemore, Megan-Anne Perrin and Beverly Ramos were each named to the first team, while Tyler Fennema and Casey Johnson represent the Wildcats on the second team.
To qualify 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.
It is the third-straight year that Bonds, a senior majoring in biology, has been recognized with first-team honors from the Big 12. The three-season letterman and native of
Sophomore Ramos is one of only 10 runners in the Big 12 to achieve a perfect 4.00 GPA. In her first season running cross country for the Wildcats. Ramos has placed first in two of the four competitions so far this season. Her fasted 6,000-meter time of the season is 21:19.5 which came at the Pre-NCAA Championships on Oct. 13. Hailing from Trujillo Alto,
Perrin, a native of
Dittemore, an English major, is a first-time member of the all-academic team. The graduate of
Schneider, a product of
Swaney makes the all-academic first team for the second-straight year also after competing in just one event for the Wildcats this season at the Pre-NCAA Championships. The junior from
Both Fennema and Johnson represent the Wildcats on the all-academic second team. In his sophomore season Johnson, a native of
The cross country teams travel to