Baylor soccer players earn All-Big 12 honors

By Jeffrey Swindoll
Sports Writer

Baylor soccer’s junior midfielder Bri Campos and freshman forward Precious Akanyirige earned All-Big 12 honors on Monday. Campos was named second-team All-Big 12, and Akanyirige made the Big 12 All-Newcomer Team.

This is Campos’ third-straight season earning All-Big 12 recognition after making the Big 12 All-Newcomer Team her freshman year and first-team All-Big 12 in her sophomore year. Campos leads her team and ranks sixth in the conference with six goals on the season.

After originally being recruited as a defender, playing forward for most of Baylor’s regular season and playing a little bit of midfield in the last few games for the Bears, Akanyirige earned the utility spot of the Big 12 All-Newcomer Team.
Akanyirige is the seventh all-time Big 12 All-Newcomer Team selections in Baylor history. Akanyirige has three goals this season, and two of those were game-winners. She is tied for the team lead in game-winning goals with Campos.

Baylor soccer begins its postseason at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday against Oklahoma State in Kansas City, Kan.