Courtesy of West Virginia Athletic Communications
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Junior Andy Bevin of the West Virginia University men’s soccer team was named to the Capital One Academic All-America First Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Bevin is one of 11 men’s soccer players named to the first team and the lone selection from the Mid-American Conference.
“Andy worked very hard this season and clearly had a tremendous year on the field. Now people know just how hard he works in the classroom as well,” coach Marlon LeBlanc says. “This is a well-deserved honor for Andy, a historic one for the program, and a testament to the efforts of all those who support our student-athletes.”
A native of Napier, New Zealand, Bevin becomes the first men’s soccer player at WVU to earn first-team honors. Previously, Carlos Iga (1998) and Pat Carroll (2007) each earned third-team honors.
Bevin is a business administration major with a 3.88 grade point average. He was named All-MAC First Team in 2013, All-MAC Second Team in 2012 and All-Big East Third Team in 2011. Bevin also earned Big East Rookie of the Year in 2011.
In 2013, Bevin led the Mountaineers in goals (9) and points (24), while ranking third in assists (6). In his three-year career, he has 18 goals and 11 assists for 47 points.
The WVU women’s team was represented as senior Frances Silva was named the Academic All-America of the Year, as well as earning first-team honors.