On Monday, Texas honored the top students in its athletic department at its 2017 Academic Awards Presentation.
Soccer players Paige Brown and Isabelle Kerr, swimmer P.J. Dunne, rower Rachel Fleming and distance runner Zach Hamstra received the 2017 Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award, which is the Big 12’s highest academic honor. Fleming and Dunne were also recognized as the graduating athletes at Texas with the highest GPAs.
— Texas Rowing (@TexasRowing) April 11, 2017
Football players Malik Jefferson and Chris Nelson were among the athletes who took home an academic award at the ceremony.
Jefferson earned the Men’s Athletics Council Academic Achievement Award, which “recognizes male student-athlete who, through perseverance, determination and motivation, has embraced the opportunity to earn a degree from Texas. This student-athlete has served as a leader and influential role model to other student-athletes and to the community.” Nelson joined hurdler Ariel Jones as the recipients of the Academic Excellence and Spirit Award.
— Texas Volleyball (@TexasVolleyball) April 11, 2017
The Longhorn volleyball team also secured the athletic department’s Bevo Cup. Each year, Texas awards its Bevo Cup based on an athletic program’s “involvement and service to The University and the community, support of each other, participation with (the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee) and their overall academic achievement.”
Very proud of Jake McKenzie for being named our Team Academic MVP at tonight’s Academic Awards! 🤘🏻 pic.twitter.com/Wle13rIyP0
— David Pierce (@DP5hookem) April 11, 2017
Also congrats to our Randel Leahy for receiving Texas softball's Academic Team MVP award tonight! pic.twitter.com/mz7F0niE0g
— Texas Softball (@TexasSoftball) April 11, 2017
Also CONGRATS to Julia Dyche for winning Texas soccer's Team Academic MVP trophy tonight! pic.twitter.com/RW9SaRcet9
— Texas Soccer (@TexasSoccer) April 11, 2017
— Texas Women's Basketball (@TexasWBB) April 11, 2017
Additionally, individual teams within Texas’ athletic department handed out their academic MVP awards on Monday:
- Women’s Basketball: Kelsey Lang
- Women’s Cross Country: Hannah Grubb
- Women’s Field: Ali Uhle
- Women’s Golf: Julia Beck
- Rowing: Rachel Fleming
- Soccer: Julia Dyche
- Softball: Randel Leahy
- Women’s Swimming & Diving: Remedy Rule
- Women’s Tennis: Dani Wagland
- Women’s Track: Ashtin Zamzow
- Volleyball: Cat McCoy
- Baseball: Jake McKenzie
- Men’s Basketball: Joe Schwartz
- Men’s Cross Country: Zach Hamstra
- Men’s Field: Barrett Poth
- Football: Philipp Moeller
- Men’s Golf: Steven Chervony
- Men’s Swimming & Diving: P.J. Dunne
- Men’s Tennis: William Jou
- Men’s Track: Charles Anumnu
A full list of the awards won by Texas’ student-athletes can be found on texassports.com.
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