MORGANTOWN — oooooo
Eight West Virginia University student-athletes earned a spot on the 2013 Academic All-Big 12 At-Large Team, the conference office announced Monday.
The squad recognizes the academic accomplishments of student-athletes at conference institutions that participate in sports outside Big 12 competition. Six shooters from the WVU National Champion rifle team and two men’s soccer players were named to the first team.
Graduate Petra Zublasing, rising seniors Chance Cover and Daniel Sojka, and rising juniors Meelis Kiisk, Thomas Kyanko and Maren Prediger were recognized from the rifle team, while rising senior Craig Stephens and rising junior Andy Bevin represented the men’s soccer team.
Of the WVU student-athletes honored, Zublasing, Prediger and Bevin registered a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 in the spring semester.
A combined 25 student-athletes from the WVU rifle and men’s soccer teams earned a 3.0 GPA or higher in the spring semester; all six shooters from the rifle team were placed on the Academic All-Big 12 At-Large Team.
The 19 men’s soccer student-athletes include: Kevin Armstrong, Haydon Bennett, Bevin, Ivo Cabral, Ryan Cain, Zack Claudio, Patrick Eavenson, Paul Ehrenworth, Francio Henry, Lee Johnston, Zak Leedom, Griffin Libhart, Jamie Merriam, Majed Osman, Nick Raskasky, Christopher Spates, Stephens, Kyle Underwood and Jay Williams. Bennett and Johnson each registered a 4.0 GPA in the spring semester.