About the Campaign

Over the past five years, the Big 12 Champions for Life campaign has featured the life-changing stories of over 300 student-athletes and university alumni. The young women and men given the opportunity to earn a scholarship and compete in their chosen sport embody the defining characteristics of a champion: leadership, perseverance, community service, and discipline. These leaders have used their platforms and voices to stand up for what they believe in, inspiring their teammates and communities – and creating change. The stories and updates from current and former student-athletes representing each of the conference’s ten universities will be shared throughout the 2020-21 academic year. Serving as a role model in their time while on campus and beyond graduation, each of the student-athletes selected in the campaign truly encapsulates what being a champion for life is all about.

 

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Alumni Spotlights
Watch Their Stories

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18 hours ago
“We've been using our platform to go back in the East side of the Lubbock community to help out with the younger kids and the less fortunate.”

For @TexasTechFB's @riko_jeffers, this year is all about giving back.

#ChampionsForLife https://t.co/HVuFXYA20f
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3 days ago
The first person in his family to get a full scholarship to college, @CowboyFB alum @Gifted_CLacy used the opportunity to be an example of hard work to his younger siblings.

Lacy recently returned to his hometown after signing with @dallascowboys.

📹: https://t.co/ocixOFFH1G https://t.co/NjJTCe7zXb
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4 days ago
“My goal is to create an establishment where I can mentor young men like me and teach them from my experiences and show them what the world has to offer.”

@WVUfootball's @RJXIII is using his time in Morgantown to educate while also challenging himself to learn more every day. https://t.co/0P2OHXhieo
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5 days ago
"Without the lessons I learned as a student-athlete, I would not be the man I am today.”

@KStateFB special teams standout @stantonweber returned to the program as a GA in 2017 and is now a special teams quality control coach. #ChampionsForLife

📹: https://t.co/GMjcwks5WC https://t.co/dsUyfQR0o4
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6 days ago
What did they learn while playing for the @TexasLonghorns?

@TexasFootball and @texasvolleyball alumni @DurstJarmarquis, @KatBrooks6 and @ChloweeCollins share their thoughts with current student-athletes.

#hookem | #championsforlife https://t.co/vDFEmn5pIU
1 week ago
Brian “The Boz” Bosworth was a two-time consensus All-American for @OU_Football and a two-time Butkus Award recipient, playing linebacker for the Sooners from 1984 to 1986.

@GotBoz44 was named to the @NFFNetwork College Football Hall of Fame in 2015. #ChampionsForLife https://t.co/Uq9edUrRGf
1 week ago
. @TexasTechFB alum Le’Raven Clark was a three-time First Team All-Big 12 Conference selection and signed with the @Colts after being drafted in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft. He’s now in his fifth season with the team. #ChampionsForLife

📹: https://t.co/aRPYQEf3bl https://t.co/ZcxlsJDHlb
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1 week ago
Canadian @Amandine_PL11 appeared in 92 games for @wvuwomenssoccer and helped the Mountaineers reach their first ever College Cup Final.

She was named Big 12 Co-Defensive Player of the Year and now plays professionally for FC Metz. #ChampionsForLife

📹: https://t.co/NYIBYuCbzD https://t.co/uVGYWj1eVV
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2 weeks ago
. @TCUFootball QB @MaxDuggan_10 wants to use his time on campus to inspire others & learn all he can so that he leaves a better person.

He's using his platform to raise awareness surrounding racial discrimination & says he's constantly inspired by his teammates. #ChampionsForLife https://t.co/CsbsSVjF3J
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2 weeks ago
. @410Keem was a standout for @CycloneFB, recording 60 receptions for 1,318 yards and nine touchdowns his junior season.

Though Butler remains a talent on the football field, he’s been actively using his platform to promote social justice awareness and equality. #ChampionsForLife https://t.co/wdFTrPxih2
2 weeks ago
. @jillkramer, the first scholarship student-athlete in the history of @TCUVolleyball, returned to her alma mater and was announced as the Horned Frogs’ third head coach in December 2014.

📹: https://t.co/VFxPT5omM2 https://t.co/4YBYpbxZVk
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2 weeks ago
After graduation, @CowboyFB alum @YBatoba went on a sports mission trip to Kenya that instilled within him a deeper value of service.

He's now working towards developing athletics in the Democratic Republic of Congo. #ChampionsForLife

📹: https://t.co/Pa5AuFyDO8 https://t.co/0rjw7USTdf
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2 weeks ago
Congrats to @TexasFootball QB @sehlinger3 on being a finalist for 2020 #CampbellTrophy Presented by @MazdaUSA!

Will receive $18,000 postgrad scholarship as part of NFF National Scholar-Athlete Class; Trophy winner to be announced later this season

🔗 https://t.co/9RZG9LdLCR https://t.co/HQgJlWfsS0
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2 weeks ago
“The greatest lesson is learning to use every platform, big or small, for a lasting purpose."

@OU_Volleyball alum Micaela Spann Randall is now working on completing her doctorate with a goal of becoming a certified occupational therapist.

📹: https://t.co/oh8mxIb4fj https://t.co/BplcsJiYL6
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2 weeks ago
After graduation, @TexasVolleyball alum @catmccoy9 pursued a master's degree in sports management.

After moving back to Texas, she began working with the Dallas Mavericks as an inside sales representative and still plays the sport she loves.

📹: https://t.co/ONiXWALeAo https://t.co/r8iAB2ayvI
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3 weeks ago
. @TexasTechFB alum @tsymmank spent 3.5 years in the NFL before buying an insurance agency, one of his proudest feats.

He mentors at local high schools for at-risk kids and works with the Special Olympics, Make-a-Wish, and more. #ChampionsForLife

📹: https://t.co/FSVb07UOxJ https://t.co/6QKjV2g8aJ
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