COLUMBIA — Andreas Plackis' 4.0 grade-point average in biology led six Missouri baseball players named to the Academic All-Big 12 Team. In all, four Tigers landed on the first team while two Tigers were recognized on the second team.
Plackis, a junior, was one of three student-athletes in the Big 12 recognized for having a 4.0 grade-point average.
In all, the Tigers’ first team honorees were Jeff Emens (Plano, Texas), Plackis, Ben Turner (St. Charles) and Brannon Champagne (St. Charles). The two Tigers landing on the second team were Eric Anderson (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) and Ryan Clubb (Eureka).
Texas Tech topped the league with a program-best 11 honorees, including nine first team members.
Nominated by each institution’s director of student-athlete support services, the Academic All-Big 12 Baseball Team consists of 34 first team members and 26 second team selections. First team members consist of those who have maintained a 3.20 or better GPA, and the second team are those who have a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA.