Senior defender Bianca St. Georges headlines the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America Division I women’s soccer team selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
The Big 12 has the most Women’s Soccer Academic All-America of the Year winners out of any Conference with four total. The Conference won the award three consecutive years from 2011 to 2013.
Georges, an exercise physiology major from St. Felix de Valois, Quebec, earns Google Cloud Academic All-America of the Year honors after being named to the Academic All-America First Team in 2017 and receiving third team honors in 2016. She boasts a perfect 4.0 GPA while being named the 2018 Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year. She was the second leading scorer for the Mountaineers, finishing with seven goals. This season, she has been named to the United Soccer Coaches All-America Second Team and was a Senior CLASS Award All-America First Team selection.
St. Georges is now a two-time Academic All-America First Team honoree and a three-time award recipient. Nine different Mountaineer women’s soccer student-athletes have earned 13 Academic All-America honors since 2001, and WVU has had at least one honoree each season since 2013.
Brooke Denesik (Texas Tech) and Paige Welch (Oklahoma) also earned Academic All-America honors. Denesik was named to the first team while Welch landed on the second team. Both student-athletes maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA in accounting and biomedical engineering.