Big 12 Athlete of the Year candidates will be highlighted each day through July 19. Fans will then be able to vote for their male and female choices from July 19-21. Fan voting will be considered in the final tally for selecting this prestigious award. Today's featured candidates are West Virginia's Frances Silva and Bryce Bohman.
Senior; Overland Park, Kan.
♦ 2013 NSCAA All-America Second Team
♦ Led the Mountaineers to consecutive Big 12 regular season titles and the 2013 championship title
♦ Made four straight appearances in the NCAA Tournament
♦ 2013 Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year and Offensive MVP of the Big 12 Soccer Championship
♦ Led the Big 12 in goals, assists and points as a senior
Swimming & Diving
Senior; Moline, Ill.
♦ Became just the second men's swimmer in WVU history to earn All-America First Team honors at the NCAA Championship
♦ Took fifth place in both the 100 back (45.30) and 200 back (1:39.83) at the NCAA Championship
♦ Finished his career with three individual school records and four relay records
♦ Big 12 Men's Swimmer of the Year
♦ First Team All-American by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America