About the Campaign

The Big 12 Champions for Life campaign highlights student-athlete’s life-changing stories through the opportunities that a scholarship provides. The young women and men given the opportunity to compete in their chosen sport embody the defining characteristics of a champion: leadership, perseverance, community service, and discipline. Inspiring stories of student-athletes representing each of the conference’s ten universities will be shared throughout the 2018-19 academic year. Serving as a role model both on the field and in the classroom, each of the student-athletes selected in the campaign truly encapsulates what being a champion for life is all about.

 

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@Big12Champ4Life

2 days ago "Smile through whatever you're going through. Even the toughest people go through the worst things. The strong survive."
@OSUWBB's Ja'Mee Asberry shares how she realized her own strength after losing her mother.
#ChampionsForLife #GoPokes https://t.co/a4WVavuMVf
4 days ago "To be at Baylor, to put on a jersey ... we take that for granted. I almost lost all of that and my diagnosis made me appreciate the things in life."
@BaylorMBB's @Kingmcclure22 shares how being diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy has changed his view on life.
#SicEm https://t.co/6FCwLxx7fw
1 week ago "Being a Mountaineer is more than just a jersey, more than just being an athlete. It’s being a part of a family." - @_NaomiDavenport, @WVUWBB
#HailWV #ChampionsForLife https://t.co/7yAnXoeHLZ
1 week ago Today we're inspired by @CycloneWR's Willie Miklus @wmiklus). He transferred to Iowa State for his final year of competition to be closer to his father, who has Lou Gehrig’s Disease, while also seeking his second master's degree.
#cyclONEnation #ChampionsForLife https://t.co/6YbXCU7fcQ
2 weeks ago "I tell the younger guys to never it take for granted. You have to play hard every day." - Christian James, @OU_MBBall
#Sooners #ChampionsForLife https://t.co/IORyfCfL37
2 weeks ago “Being a champion means that you are never complacent with where you are in life." - Sug Sutton @kaorie15), @TexasWBB
#HookEm #ChampionsForLife https://t.co/xpy9NVgIMo
3 weeks ago “I always put in the best effort in every situation. I think that’s what a champion is.” - @makolmawien14, @KStateMBB
#EMAW #ChampionsForLife https://t.co/rjfHXRRrUZ
3 weeks ago “I try to remain consistent with my actions and words. I feel like my core values are what drive me to be a great leader.” - @Zurisanders30, @LadyRaiderWBB
#WreckEm #ChampionsForLife https://t.co/UbIEhv7Pui
4 weeks ago “I just want to succeed for everybody back home. I want to show the kids back home that they can make it.” - @Lwigginton5, @CycloneMBB
#Cyclones #ChampionsForLife https://t.co/RW2fkOMRaw
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