March 4, 2010
IRVING, Texas - Three members of the Oklahoma State women's basketball team were named to the 2010 Academic All-Big 12 Women's Basketball Team it was announced today by the league office.
A two-time academic all-district pick, Byford is currently pursuing a master's degree in teaching, learning and leadership. She and Clardy, a sports management major, have twice been named to the squad. Cunningham, who is majoring in education, was named to the squad for the first time in her career.
Nominated by each institution's director of student-athlete support services and the media relations offices, the women's basketball academic all-league squad consisted of 34 first team members combined with 13 on the second team. First team members consist of those who have maintained a 3.20 or better GPA, and the second team are those who have 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 60 percent of 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 also eligible.