IRVING, Texas –
senior Dana Larsen has been named the 2012 Big 12 Soccer
Scholar-Athlete of the Year, as selected by the league's coaches. This
is the inaugural year for the conference to award
this academic honor.
the classroom, Larsen is a biochemistry major with a 4.0 grade point
average. Earlier this month, she was named the Capital One Academic
All-America® of the Year. She was
a three-time Academic All-District first-team selection, a three-time Academic All-Big 12 first-team member
and a regular on the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
her final year on the field for BU, Larsen helped Baylor to the most
successful season in program history. The Bears racked up a 19-1-5
record, the Big 12 Conference Championship
title and advanced to the NCAA Championship's third round. During
Baylor's run to the league crown, Larsen tallied one goal and four
assists to earn the
event's Offensive Most Valuable Player award.
led the Bears offensively with 11 goals, nine assists and 31 points. A
native of Mequon, Wis., she was named to the All-Big 12 second team and
the NSCAA's All-America
Nominees must be a junior or senior in athletic and academic standings, have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.2, participation in at least 60 percent of the team's scheduled contests, and a minimum of one year in residence at the institution in order to qualify.