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Hanenburg Records Fourth Academic All-Big 12 Honor

May 10, 2011

IRVING, Texas- University of Colorado senior Emily Hanenburg earned her fourth academic all-conference honor to lead the Buffs on the 2011 Academic All-Big 12 Track and Field team, announced by the conference Tuesday.

Hanenburg, a Colorado Springs, Colo. native, graduated last week with a bachelor's degree in studio art and Spanish. She is a four-time member of the Academic All-Big 12 first team and has never missed a semester on the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll. Hanenburg has been a member of the Dean's List.

In total, the Buffs have 28 student-athletes who earned a spot on the team; 19 were named to the first team and nine were named to the second team.

Seniors Kevin Fasing, Laura Thweatt and Joi Windham each earned their third academic all-conference honor. Fasing graduated with a degree in integrative physiology and Thweatt earned a bachelor's in sociology. Windham finished her CU career with a degree in management.

Five other seniors earned their second honor on the academic team. Megan Burrell, Matthew McCathran and Max Van Dyke are on the first team for the second consecutive year and Richard Medina and Matt Tebo are making their second appearance on the second team. Senior Kirsten Wicks is a member of the first team for the first time in her career.

To qualify for the Academic All-Big 12 team, student-athletes must maintain a 3.0 grade point average or higher either cumulative or the two previous semesters and must have participated in 60 percent of his/her 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 eligible.

Colorado will travel to the 15th Annual Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championship May 13-15 at the John Jacob Track & Field Complex in Norman, Okla.  

Academic All-Big 12 Men's First Team

Name                              Yr            Major                                                             Hometown (# years on academic team)

Matthew Biegner          Jr.            Applied Math                                                Broomfield, Colo. (2)

Kevin Fasing                  Sr.           Integrative Physiology                                  Denver, Colo. (3)

Steve Kasica                   Jr.            Journalism                                                     Grand Junction, Colo. (2)

Matthew McCathran     Sr.           Environmental Studies                                 Marshall, Texas (2)

Ryan Savercool              So.           Integrative Physicology                                Chester, N.J.

Academic All-Big 12 Women's First Team

Name                              Yr            Major                                                             Hometown (# of years on academic team)

Courtney Bouchet         So.           MCD Biology                                                  Estes Park, Colo.

Megan Burrell               Sr.           Integrative Physiology                                  Colorado Springs, Colo. (2)

Emma Coburn               Jr.            Marketing                                                      Crested Butte, Colo. (2)

Katie Cumming             Jr.            Philosophy                                                     Hudson, Wis. (2)

Emily Hanenburg*        Sr.           Studio Art/Spanish                                       Colorado Springs, Colo. (4)

Nikki Look*                     So.           Applied Mathematics                                   Castle Rock, Colo.

Holly Odneal                  So.           Finance                                                           Palisade, Calif.

Brooke Regan                So.           Ecology & Evolutionary Biology                   Loveland, Colo.

Laura Thweatt               Sr.           Sociology                                                        Durango, Colo. (3)

Elizabeth Tremblay      So.           Integrative Physiology                                  Loveland, Colo.

Laura Tremblay            So.           Chemical & Biological Engineering              Loveland, Colo.

Max Van Dyke               Sr.           Business Management                                 Vail, Colo. (2)

Kirsten Wicks                Sr.           Marketing                                                      Wheaton, Ill.

Joi Windham                  Sr.           Management                                                 Dallas, Texas (3)

*indicates nominated with a 4.0 GPA

Academic All-Big 12 Men's Second Team

Name                              Yr            Major                                                             Hometown (# of years on academic team)

Joe Bosshard                  So.           Finance                                                           Crested Butte, Colo.

Richard Medina             Sr.           Spanish                                                          Grand Junction, Colo. (2)

Geo Tam                         So.           Studio Art                                                      Boulder, Colo.

Matt Tebo                      Sr.           Studio Art                                                      Albuquerque, N.M. (2)

Jake Timmons                Jr.            Mechanical Engineering                               Parker, Colo. (2)

Andy Wacker                 Jr.            Evolutionary Biology                                     Pinehurst, N.C. (3)

Academic All-Big 12 Women's Second Team

Name                              Yr            Major                                                             Hometown (# of years on academic team)

Katie Dreher                  Jr.            Spanish                                                          Salida, Colo. (2)

Emily Hunsucker           So.           Business                                                         Arvada, Colo.

Camille Logan                So.           Integrative Physiology                                  Littleton, Colo.