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West Virginia Athlete of the Year Nominees
July 10, 2019

2018-19 Big 12 Athlete of the Year candidates will be highlighted each weekday through July 10.

Fans will be able to vote for their male and female choices beginning on July 5 and concluding on July 10 on

Fan voting will be considered in the final tally for selecting this prestigious award. Today’s featured candidates are West Virginia’s Bianca St. Georges and Will Grier.

WVU Female Athlete of the Year Candidate
Bianca St. Georges; Soccer
Sr., St. Felix de Valois, Quebec

^ Senior CLASS Award finalist and Senior CLASS All-America First Team
^ United Soccer Coaches All-America Second Team
^ Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year and All-Big 12 First Team honoree  
^ Led the Mountaineers to the 2018 Big 12 Championship title and to the second round of the NCAA Championship
^ 2018 Google Cloud Soccer Academic All-American of the Year

WVU Male Athlete of the Year Candidate
Will Grier; Football
Sr.; Charlotte, N.C.

^ Senior CLASS Award winner and Senior CLASS All-America First Team
^ Finished fourth in voting for the Heisman Trophy
^ All-American Fourth Team honors by Athlon Sports
^ All-Big 12 Second Team performer
^ Finalist for the Maxwell, Manning and Johnny Unitas Golden Arm awards

2018-19 Big 12 Athlete of the Year Candidates
Baylor: Lauren Cox (Women’s Basketball) and Davis Wendzel (Baseball)
Iowa State: Bridget Carleton (Women’s Basketball) and Edwin Kurgat (Men’s Track & Field/Cross Country)
Kansas: Nina Khmelnitckaia (Women’s Tennis) and Bryce Hoppel (Men’s Track & Field/Cross Country)
K-State: Peyton Williams (Women’s Basketball) and Tejaswin Shankar (Men’s Track & Field/Cross Country)
Oklahoma: Brenna Dowell (Gymnastics) and Kyler Murray (Football)
Oklahoma State: Sinclaire Johnson (Track & Field/Cross Country) and Viktor Hovland (Men’s Golf)
TCU: Destiny Longmire (Women’s Track & Field) and Chengetayi Mapaya (Men’s Track & Field)
Texas: Ashtin Zamzow (Women’s Track & Field) and Christian Sigsgaard (Men’s Tennis)
Texas Tech: Karli Hamilton (Softball) and Divine Oduduru (Men’s Track & Field)
West Virginia: Bianca St. Georges (Soccer) and Will Grier (Football)

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