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Texas Tech Nominations for Big 12 Athlete of the Year

Voting for the Big 12 Athlete of the Year candidates is now open.

Texas Tech released its nominations Friday for the prestigious honor, nominating Gonzalo Escobar and Gabby Dominguez.

Escobar, a senior from Manta, Ecuador, was outstanding for the Red Raider tennis team.

His resume:

♦  Winningest singles player in program history (99 singles wins)
♦  Winningest doubles player in program history (82 wins)
♦  First player in school history to advance to NCAA Sweet 16 in singles. ♦  First player in school history to advance as part of a doubles team to the NCAA Finals (lost to Ohio State)
♦  ITA Singles and Doubles All-American

Dominguez, a junior from Chilton, Texas,  was one of the top golfers for the Lady Raiders this season.

Her resume:

♦  Honorable Mention All-American by the NGCA and GolfWeek. First Tech women’s golfer since 1996 to earn these honors.
♦  Tied for 8th at the NCAA Championships with teammate Kim Kaufman – highest finish in program history.
♦  Finished with a 72.8 stroke average, nearly two strokes lower than her previous school record.
♦  All-Big 12 selection, Tech’s first since 2000.
♦  Qualified for the Women’s U.S. Open, July 5-8 and also played in the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links.

Voting for Big 12 Male and Female Athletes of the Year in now available. You can vote right here, with the winners being announced July 26.

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