Now in its seventh season, Big 12 Champions for Life has featured the life-changing stories of over 350 student-athletes and university alumni. The young men and women who have earned a scholarship to compete in their chosen sports 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. New stories from student-athletes representing each of the conference’s ten universities will be shared throughout the 2021-22 academic year.

 

 
 
Commitment
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1 month ago
MOTIVATOR.

This week’s 𝘾𝙝𝙖𝙢𝙥𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙇𝙞𝙛𝙚 feature: Patrick Fields, @OU_Football https://t.co/5mJizyBEPY
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2 months ago
“My mom would tell me ‘always smile.’ It’s how she raised me and how I’ll continue my life.”

This week’s 𝘾𝙝𝙖𝙢𝙥𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙇𝙞𝙛𝙚 feature: Nicktroy Fortune, @WVUfootball https://t.co/DECWzHudK2
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2 months ago
You will not find a better young man in college football than @Tbradford97 Proud that he is a Red Raider. #WreckEm https://t.co/wO2ZDS7p3M
2 months ago
Grateful for opportunities and moments like this that are surreal! In times of doubt or a slight moment of weariness, keep pressing because the breakthrough is near! Gal 6:9

Thank you @big12conference @big12cfl for the recognition of service on the Big XII Commercial. #SicEm https://t.co/EXWuA111QV
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2 months ago
🚨 The Big 12's "Champions for Life" Begins Seventh Season

The award-winning program highlights student-athletes who are making a difference on their campuses. 

Details ➡️ https://t.co/kZvCoKXy9y https://t.co/kWS2Mzu2Jn
2 months ago
Congrats to the 2021 #CampbellTrophy Semifinalists from @Big12Conference! #Big12FB

These seven outstanding men are among 176 semifinalists for college football's premier scholar-athlete award

🔗 https://t.co/CcdT2LoABD https://t.co/D5kmxrICU2
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7 months ago
"College athletics taught me about taking control of my own career. At the end of the day, no one can do the work for you. You have to do the work yourself.” - @mojaycoop, @TexasBaseball alum

Watch: https://t.co/A6fyPEVB0w https://t.co/CDsxdG7rvF
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7 months ago
“Expand your friend group and connections outside of your team dynamic. Take advantage of everything your university has to offer.”

@TCU_Baseball alum @MikeLandestoy is using what he learned in his new role as a scouting asst. for the @Pirates.

Watch: https://t.co/JiI3Tz4JI4 https://t.co/oYY1ZbJBGn
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7 months ago
. @All_Day_Chay left @KUSoftball with all-time records for RBIs, runs scored, walks and slugging percentage.

She is now an assistant coach at Wingate University and has a goal of becoming a Division I softball head coach.

Watch: https://t.co/dC3iWE9hba https://t.co/iVOaVn1GvS
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7 months ago
A member of both the @CowgirlTennis and @OSUWBB teams, @kat_adamovic was a 4x All-Big 12 selection who helped OSU earn two conference titles.

She is now the asst. coach for women’s tennis at Cincinnati and aspires to one day become a head coach.

Watch: https://t.co/XQBtxNvGZT https://t.co/pd7mRMS5fL
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7 months ago
“I was actually drafted after my junior year and I decided to come back for my senior year because you only get one chance to be a senior at the University of Texas.” - @TexasBaseball alum Seth Johnston

Watch: https://t.co/02crLb0bX9 https://t.co/RC0zqvcW3D
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7 months ago
"I was blessed to have plenty of success in college athletics, but I also learned how to lose the right way.”

@TexasTechTF alum @tculver7, an @adidas athlete, took the 2021 world lead in the high jump earlier this year by clearing 7 feet, 7 3/4 in.

📹: https://t.co/V54bZARSgO https://t.co/7nA4gSjWjp
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7 months ago
“Show up every single day – good or bad – and put in the work.”

@KU_Rowing alum Tessa Scott used that mentality to help her team win a @Big12Conference Championship and has continued to work hard to achieve her goal of becoming a college professor.

📹: https://t.co/JQSIL0lTuq https://t.co/ZeGNJLC4ow
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7 months ago
“I’m going to get an amazing education and I’m going to realize my dream of running track at the college level.”

Olympic gold medalist @MJGold reflects on his time with @BaylorTrack.

#sicem | @BaylorAthletics https://t.co/oGLbV1teGY
7 months ago
An accomplished golfer and coach, @TexasTechMGolf alum @cmccormickgolf is shaping the next generation of the sport.

📹: https://t.co/04p1XNrjun https://t.co/F1FuGqlshk
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7 months ago
. @OU_Athletics alumni Jessica Woodard ( @OU_Track), Brad Johnson ( @OU_Wrestling), CJ Cole ( @OU_Baseball) and Andrew Harris ( @OU_MTennis) share their best advice for current student-athletes.

#ChampionsForLife | #Sooners https://t.co/w3CfzoSz8u
7 months ago
“Savor the four years of being a student-athlete. The bond I made with my teammates and coaches is irreplaceable and will carry on for the rest of my life.” - @jurencemendoza, @CowboyTennis alum

📹: https://t.co/xgXfphZcpj https://t.co/hZDxJD3hXR
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