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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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4 days ago "She appreciates everything."
@WVUVolleyball's Lindsay Proctor has impressed head coach Reed Sunahara in her first season with the team. Proctor, who hails from Buffalo, says she is constantly inspired by her brother, Ryan.

Find out why ... #Big12Champions #HailWV https://t.co/NpUjXmzdz4
5 days ago ✅ Win a national championship
✅ Earn a college degree
✅ Play in the NFL
@TexasFootball alum Michael Huff has seen athletic success at the highest level but says that receiving his education @UTAustin is what prepared him for life after football.
#Big12Champions #ThisIsTexas https://t.co/MqYq7KUEB0
6 days ago Big12Champ4Life photo She's a true freshman on a semifinals bound team.

On Thursday, we'll share what keeps @WVUVolleyball's Lindsay Proctor motivated. Hint: it's bigger than the court.
#Big12Champions #HailWV https://t.co/CxdN5W1IHt
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