Texas Tech earns league-leading 41 Academic All-Big 12 selections
LUBBOCK, Texas – The Texas Tech football program earned a league-leading 41 Academic All-Big 12 selections, the league office announced Tuesday.

Texas Tech led all Big 12 football programs with 41 total selections. Tech’s 24 first team selections ranked as fourth-most in the league. After boasting a program-best 19 first team selections a year ago, the Red Raiders shattered the previous record after having 24 football student-athletes named to the first team this season.

Last season, Tech also saw a program-best 26 student-athletes receive an Academic All-Big 12 distinction. The Red Raiders again shattered that previous record with 41 total this season. The 41 football honorees were joined by 43 fellow Red Raiders across the cross country, soccer and volleyball programs.

First team members consisted of anyone who held a 3.20 GPA or higher, while second-team selections held a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA.


To qualify, student-athletes must maintain a 3.00 GPA or higher either cumulative or the two previous semesters and must have participated in 20 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 (3.20-plus GPA; *Indicates nominated with a 4.00 GPA)

Cole Boyd, Jr. Finance

Jerand Bradley, R-Fr. Sport Management

Tahj Brooks, Jr. Sport Management

Blake Burris, R-Fr. Economics

Patrick Curley, Gr. Business Administration

Gage Elder, R-Fr. Sport Management

Charles Esters III, R-Fr. Undeclared

Loic Fouonji, Jr. Information Technology

Jaylon Hutchings, Gr. Interdisciplinary Studies

Jacoby Jackson, R-Fr. Sport Management

Trent Low, So. Finance

Nehemiah Martinez I, So. University Studies

Tyrique Matthews, Sr. University Studies

L.B. Moore, So. University Studies

Behren Morton, R-Fr. Creative Media Studies

Jesiah Pierre, Jr. University Studies

Charles Robinson, R-Fr. Natural Resource Management

Caleb Rodkey, R-Fr. Undeclared

Isaac Smith, R-Fr. Sport Management

Marquis Waters, Gr. Interdisciplinary Studies

Cameron Watts, Sr. University Studies

Jett Whitfield, Jr. University Studies

Trey Wolff, Sr. Agricultural Economics

Matthew Young, Gr. Interdisciplinary Studies

Second Team (3.00-3.19 GPA)

Jackson Baggett, Jr. Kinesiology

Tony Bradford Jr., Sr. Sociology

Ethan Carde, Sr. Sport Management

Jackson Knotts, So. Creative Media Studies

Austin McNamara, Sr. Sport Management

Joseph Plunk, So. Sport Management

Bryce Ramirez, Jr. Information Technology

Bryce Robinson, Jr. Kinesiology

Tyler Shough, Gr. Interdisciplinary Studies

Donovan Smith, So. University Studies

Henry Teeter, Sr. University Studies

Mason Tharp, So. Supply Chain Management

Jack Tucker, R-Fr. Sport Management

Rayshad Williams, Sr. University Studies

Tyree Wilson, Gr. University Studies

Robert Wooten, So. University Studies

Weston Wright, Sr. Mechanical Engineering





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