Five Texas Tech student-athletes were recognized with perfect 4.0 GPAs on Thursday afternoon


LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech Athletics had 47 of its student-athletes recognized Thursday on the Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team, which honors all new, incoming freshmen for their work in the classroom.

Of the recipients, five Red Raiders were nominated with perfect 4.0 grade-point averages over their first year on campus, namely Alyssa D’Aloise (soccer), Jen Rose (soccer), Charlotte Teeter (soccer), Denise-Antonela Stoica (women’s tennis) and Cole Whatley (track and 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.

Additionally, the student-athlete must have participated in at least one of their team’s scheduled contests and must have been a member of their respective team for their sport’s entire NCAA Championship segment. The Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team was introduced in the 2012-13 academic year.

Below is a sport-by-sport breakdown of Texas Tech’s honorees:

Baseball: Dru Baker, Micah Dallas, Cade Farr, Trey Garlett, Noah Huerta, Max Marusak, Mason Montgomery, Tanner O’Tremba, Cole Stilwell

Men’s Golf: Markus Braadlie

Women’s Golf: Destiny Arenas, Anna Dong

Football: Ta’Zhawn Henry, Kevin Terry

Soccer: Alyssa D’Aloise, Averi Isaacs, Cassie Hiatt, Jen Rose, Charlotte Teeter

Softball: Peyton Blythe, Morgan Hornback, Zoe Jones, Miranda Padilla, Grace Schmidt, Yvonne Whaley

Women’s Tennis: Kennedy Bridgforth, Isa Di Laura, Sydney Jones, Nell Miller, Olivia Peet, Denise-Antonela Stocia

Track and Field: Kaitlyn Irving, Binta Ka, Ashton Moon, Lexye Price, Ryleigh Redding, Jack Scarborough, Robert Teer, Jr., Allyn Tyer, Cole Whatley, Sydney White, Kyra Young

Volleyball: Kiari Gier, Brooke Kanas, Haley Killinger, Katy Northcut, Audrey Smith



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