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K-State places seven on Academic All-Big 12 teams

By The Mercury

The K-State baseball team saw a school-record tying seven players named to either the first or second squad of the 2012 Academic Big 12 team, as the league released its list of 60 student-athletes who earned academic honors on Tuesday.

Five of K-State’s seven seniors were named to the list as Matt Applegate and Matt Giller earned first-team honors, while Kayvon Bahramzadeh, Wade Hinkle and Mike Kindel were named to the second team. Sophomore Jared King joined Applegate and Giller on the first team, and junior Tanner Witt picked up second-team honors.

K-State’s seven selections tied the 2003 and 2010 teams for the most in school history, while it was the seventh-straight season under head coach Brad Hill that the Cats have placed at least three members on the first team.

K-State closes out regular-season action this weekend with a three-game series at Texas Tech, Thursday through Saturday at Rip Griffin Park. The first two games of the series begin at 6:30 p.m., and will be shown on K-StateHD.TV. Saturday’s regular-season finale is slated for a 1 p.m. start and will be televised nationally on FSN.

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