Big 12 Announces 2023-24 Athlete of the Year Nominees for Baylor

Big 12 Announces 2023-24 Athlete of the Year Nominees for  Baylor

Baylor University's Nominees:

Male Athlete of the Year Candidate

  • Johnny Keefer, Golf
    • Senior from San Antonio, Texas
    • Notable Accomplishments:
      • Set the career stroke average record at Baylor (71.45).
      • Led Baylor University to its best NCAA Championship finish since 2017 (14th) and achieved a notable individual performance tied for 11th at La Costa, making history as the highest-finishing Baylor individual in NCAA Championship history.
      • Tied for sixth place at the Big 12 Championship at Whispering Pines.
      • Concluded his Baylor career with a stellar 3.71 GPA in accounting, earning the distinction of being the only men's golfer in Conference history to secure back-to-back Scholar Athlete of the Year awards.

Female Athlete of the Year Candidate

  • Alexis Brown, Track and Field
    • Senior from Kennedale, Texas
    • Notable Accomplishments:
      • Earned the title of Outdoor Big 12 Performer of the Year and received an Athlete of the Week honor during the season.
      • Broke Baylor University's long jump record twice, distinguishing herself as the sole student-athlete in program history to surpass the 21-foot mark in indoor competition.
      • Secured First Team All-American status in the long jump (fifth place) and the 4x100-meter relay (sixth place) at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field National Championship.
      • Graduated with honors, holding a degree in Health, Kinesiology, and Leisure Studies with an exceptional 3.66 GPA, and earned admission to the MBA program.

The competition for the 2023-24 Big 12 Athlete of the Year awards promises to be intense, showcasing the incredible talent and dedication of student-athletes across the conference. Stay tuned to and the league’s social media platforms for updates on the nominees and the announcement of the winners.