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.
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
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
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“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.
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. @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.
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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.
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"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.
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“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.
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