IRVING, Texas – Oklahoma State senior Krista Lopez has been honored as OSU’s 2012 Winter Chick-fil-A Community of Champions recipient, it was announced today by the Big 12 Conference.
A forward on the Cowgirl soccer team, Lopez received the honor based on her exceptional fulfillment of criteria in the areas of academics, community service and leadership/sportsmanship.
A native of Carrollton, Texas, Lopez capped her OSU career by leading the Cowgirls to the best season in school history in 2011 as they finished 22-2-2, won a fourth consecutive Big 12 title and advanced to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Women’s Soccer Championship for the second-straight season. She was named to the All-Big 12 First Team in 2011, marking the second consecutive season she earned that achievement.
In the classroom, Lopez was a two-time Academic All-American and was named the 2011 Capital One Academic All-American of the Year for NCAA Division I women’s soccer. A double major in management and accounting, Lopez is a three-time Academic All-Big 12 First Team selection and has been named to the OSU President’s Honor Roll 10 times.
Also actively involved on campus and in the community, Lopez works with the Stillwater Humane Society and the Special Olympics, and she is a volunteer at the Family Resource Center. She has spent time working with disadvantaged youth in the community and is also active in her church.
The Big 12 Conference, in conjunction with Chick-fil-A, names one student-athlete from each conference institution to the Community of Champions during the fall, winter and spring terms.
OSU will be awarded $4,500 from Chick-fil-A for Lopez’s efforts in earning this honor.