The Big 12 conference announced Thursday its Academic All-Big 12 honorees. Iowa State’s redshirt junior Nick Weiler-Babb, an event management major, was a first-team selection.
Weiler-Babb is averaging 11.3 points this season, while churning out 6.8 assists a game. He has also been honored as the Big 12 Player of the Week earlier this season and has accounted for seven double-double performances.
First-team members consist of those who have maintained a 3.20 or better GPA while the second-team selections hold a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA.
To qualify, student-athletes must maintain a 3.00 GPA or higher either cumulative or the two previous semesters and must have participated in 20 percent of their team’s scheduled contests. Freshmen and transfers are not eligible in their first year of academic residence. Senior student-athletes who have participated for a minimum of two years and meet all the criteria except percent of participation are also eligible.