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Wvu Student-Athlete: Conference Honour and Mountaineer Women

wvu student-athlete: It's only fitting that Kadeisha Buchanan is the first WVU student-athlete to win the Big 12 Athlete of the Year award, Mountaineer women's soccer coach Nikki Izzo-Brown said in a statement, according to Toronto Star. She took our standard of excellence to a whole new level, and I am so proud of everything she did for our program, the university and this athletic department during her four-year career. The 21-year-old centre back from Brampton is the first West Virginia University student-athlete to earn the conference honour since the school joined the Big 12 in 2012. Kadeisha put in a lot of hard work to earn this honour. Article Continued Below Buchanan also won the 2016 Missouri Athletic Club Hermann Trophy, was the Mountaineers' first four-time NSCAA All-American and was named the 2016 espnW and Top Drawer Soccer National Player of the Year.A two-time team captain, Buchanan helped West Virginia post an NCAA- and program-best 18 shutouts in 2016 and allowed just 12 opponent goals en route to a runner-up finish at the 2016 NCAA College Cup, where she was named the tournament defensive MVP. Buchanan started 90 of 91 career matches for the Mountaineers. react-empty 153 She currently plays for Olympique Lyonnais in France. Nominees are submitted by Big 12 institutions and selected, based on athletic performance, academic achievement and citizenship, by a media panel as well as fan voting conducted through Big12Sports. ( As reported in the news.