Monday, November 21, 2016

Sixteen Sooners Earn All-Big 12 Football Honors

Sixteen University of Oklahoma football student-athletes were named to the 2016 Academic All-Big 12 Team. The Sooners were represented by 11 first-team selections and five second-team honorees.

Oklahoma's 16 selections were fourth most in the league and its 11 first-team honorees tied for fourth most. Redshirt senior receiver Grant Bothun earned first-team honors for the fourth consecutive year for the Sooners, while redshirt freshman quarterback Connor McGinnis and redshirt senior offensive lineman Riley Nolan were two of seven student-athletes to be nominated with a 4.00 grade point average.

To qualify, student-athletes must maintain a 3.00 GPA or higher (either cumulative or over the two previous semesters) and must have participated in 60 percent of their 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.

First-team members have maintained a 3.20 or better GPA while the second-team selections hold a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA.
SOONERS ON 2016 ACADEMIC ALL-BIG 12 FIRST TEAM
Mark AndrewsR-So.CommunicationScottsdale, Ariz.
Nick BasquineR-So.ManagementNorman, Okla.
Grant BothunR-Sr.CriminologyRowlett, Texas
Bobby EvansR-Fr.ManagementAllen, Texas
Ruben HunterR-Jr.CommunicationOklahoma City, Okla.
Connor McGinnisR-Fr.Entrepreneurship and Venture ManagementOklahoma City, Okla.
A.D. MillerSo.CommunicationDallas, Texas
Riley NolanSr.Human RelationsNorman, Okla.
Samaje PerineJr.Human RelationsPflugerville, Texas
Austin SeibertSo.BusinessBelleville, Ill.
Jaxon UhlesR-Jr.Human RelationsNorman, Okla.

SOONERS ON 2016 ACADEMIC ALL-BIG 12 SECOND TEAM
Wesley HorkyJr.BusinessBrentwood, Tenn.
Carson MeierR-So.FinanceTulsa, Okla.
Quinn MittermeierR-So.Human RelationsTopeka, Kan.
Joe MixonR-So.African and African American StudiesOakley, Calif.
Dru SamiaSo.EconomicsSacramento, Calif.
/// SoonerSports PR

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