Patrick Mahomes II was named the Big 12 scholar-athlete of the year in a vote by the conference coaches on Thursday morning.
But, his accolades didn’t stop there. Mahomes was also named a finalist for the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, which is presented annually to college football’s top offensive player from the state of Texas.
The junior quarterback, who is the first Red Raider in program history to be recognized as the scholar-athlete of the year, will travel to Tyler near his hometown of Whitehouse, for the Ear Campbell awards banquet which will be held Jan. 11.
Mahomes, who is already the winner of the Sammy Baugh Award (nation’s top collegiate quarterback), is joined as a finalist by Texas running back D’Onta Foreman, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield and wide receiver Dede Westbrook as well as Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts. Fans can vote for Mahomes to win the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award at www.EarlCampbellAward.com. One vote is allowed daily with the winner being announced on Jan. 11
Mahomes was named a second team academic all-American last week by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Scholar-athlete of the year nominees must be a junior or senior (athletic and academic standing), have a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 or higher.
A marketing major, Mahomes has been among Texas Tech’s most successful student-athletes as he is a regular on the Dean’s and President’s Lists.
On the field, Mahomes finished with 5,052 passing yards and 53 total touchdowns, both of which that lead the country. He is also the nation’s leader in total offense (5,337), passing yards per game (421.0) and total offense per game (442.7). Mahomes is only the third FBS quarterback in NCAA history to post at least 5,000 yards of total offense in multiple seasons, joining former Red Raider signal caller Graham Harrell (2007-08) and Houston’s Case Keenum (2008-09, 2011).
He is the 12th quarterback to throw for over 5,000 yards in a season. Mahomes also rushed for 12 touchdowns, the most for a Tech quarterback in school history.
Grubb is academic all-American
Marguerite Grubb has been named to the 2016 CoSIDA academic all-America second team in an announcement by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Thursday.
The senior setter is the program’s first CoSIDA academic all-American since Alicia Ostmeyer in 2008 and seventh overall.
Grubb is the lone Big 12 representative on the team. Only 18 volleyball players from universities across the country are be recognized as Academic All-Americans.
The accounting major is also one of just five selections to post a 4.0 GPA.
Grubb recently completed her final campaign for the Red Raiders in which she led the team with 1,041 assists to give her back-to-back 1,000 assist seasons.
Additionally, she was one of six Big 12 student-athletes to average over 10 assists per set this season while climbing into the Texas Tech record books, finishing eighth in career assists with 2,696.
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