The Big 12 Conference named 15 Kansas University runners to the 2011 Academic All-Big 12 cross country teams Tuesday.
Six women’s runners were named to the first team — Rebeka Stowe, Cori Christensen, Tessa Turcotte, Allie Marquis, Kathleen Thompson and Devin Wiegers.
Six men’s runners were also honored on the first team — Austin Bussing, Josh Braden, Sean Proehl, Zach Zarda, Jose Munoz and Josh Munsch. Three Jayhawks — Ben Wilson, Conner Day and Josh Harsin — were named to the men’s second team.
In order to qualify for the conference honor, first-team members must have maintained a 3.20 or better GPA. Second-team members consist of those with 3.00 to 3.19 GPAs. Freshmen and transfers are not eligible.
The KU men’s and women’s teams will compete in the Big 12 Cross Country Championships at 10 a.m. Saturday in College Station, Texas.