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Big 12 announces Cox, Wendzel as Baylor's Athlete of the Year Nominees

Posted: 5:38 PM, Jun 26, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-26 18:38:46-04
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IRVING, TX — 2018-19 Big 12 Athlete of the Year candidates will be highlighted each weekday through July 10.

Fans will be able to vote for their male and female choices beginning on July 5 and concluding on July 10 on Big12Sports.com.

Fan voting will be considered in the final tally for selecting this prestigious award. Today’s featured candidates are Baylor’s Lauren Cox and Davis Wendzel.

BU Female Athlete of the Year Candidate
Lauren Cox; Women’s Basketball
Jr., Flower Mound, Texas

Accomplishments
^ Guided Baylor to its third NCAA National Championship and named to the NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Team
^ 2019 Elite 90 Award Winner
^ Became the third player in Big 12 history to win Defensive Player of the Year in multiple seasons
^ All-Big 12 First Team
^ Third Team All-America (AP, USBWA) and WBCA All-America Honorable Mention

BU Male Athlete of the Year Candidate
Davis Wendzel; Baseball
Jr.; San Clemente, Calif.

Accomplishments
^ 2019 Co-Big 12 Player of the Year
^ Tabbed Third Team All-American by five different organizations
^ All-Big 12 First Team Selection
^ Led the Conference with a .385 batting average and .404 average in league play
^ Selected 41st overall by the Texas Rangers in the 2019 MLB Draft

2018-19 Big 12 Athlete of the Year Candidates
Baylor: Lauren Cox (Women’s Basketball) and Davis Wendzel (Baseball)
Iowa State: Bridget Carleton (Women’s Basketball) and Edwin Kurgat (Men’s Track & Field/Cross Country)
Kansas: Nina Khmelnitckaia (Women’s Tennis) and Bryce Hoppel (Men’s Track & Field/Cross Country)
K-State: Peyton Williams (Women’s Basketball) and Tejaswin Shankar (Men’s Track & Field/Cross Country)
Oklahoma: Brenna Dowell (Gymnastics) and Kyler Murray (Football)
Oklahoma State: Sinclaire Johnson (Track & Field/Cross Country) and Viktor Hovland (Men’s Golf)
TCU: Destiny Longmire (Women’s Track & Field) and Chengetayi Mapaya (Men’s Track & Field)
Texas: Ashtin Zamzow (Women’s Track & Field) and Christian Sigsgaard (Men’s Tennis)
Texas Tech: Karli Hamilton (Softball) and Divine Oduduru (Men’s Track & Field)
West Virginia: Bianca St. Georges (Soccer) and Will Grier (Football)