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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 2017-2018 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 encapsulate what being a champion for life is all about.

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The Big 12 Conference, in partnership with the College Football Playoff (CFP) Foundation’s Extra Yard for Teachers (EYFT) platform, has announced a campaign to honor educators across the country. More than 100 student-athletes featured in the “Big 12 Champions for Life” campaign have been given the opportunity to recognize a teacher (grades K-12) who made a lasting impact during their academic journey. Each nominated teacher will receive a $1,000 grant to be applied toward a classroom project and teaching supplies. Teacher announcements and more can be found on the Big 12 Champions for Life social platforms.

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18 hours ago “I’ve done a lot of growing up in the game of baseball but also as a person.” - Chase Shugart, @TexasBaseball
#HookEm #Big12Champions
6 days ago "This kind of opportunity is once in a lifetime." - Lebogang Maloka, @TCUTrackField
#GoFrogs #Big12Champions
1 week ago "I'm truly grateful that West Virginia offered me this scholarship. It's given me the belief in myself." - Amy Cashin, @WVUTrackField
#Big12Champions #HailWV
2 weeks ago Congratulations to @WVUWBB's Big 12 Champion Teana Muldrow @_anaet) for being selected 29th overall by @seattlestorm in the #WNBADraft!
2 weeks ago "I don't let things get in the way of me trying to reach a goal or catch a game."

Congratulations to @TexasWBB's @HeirTrip for catching her #WNBA dreams: drafted 7th overall by @WashMystics!
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2 weeks ago "For me, being a champion for life means being a good example and a good leader." - Kaitlyn Papp, @TexasWGolf
#HookEm #Big12Champions
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