Rodriguez Named Scholar All-American


By Tim Goodenow for WVUsports.com
December 14, 2012 03:10 PM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia women’s soccer player Bri Rodriguez has been named to the 2012 NSCAA College Scholar All-America Second Team announced by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) officials.

“I am excited and humbled to receive this recognition from the NSCAA,” said Rodriguez. “I’d like to thank my coaching staff, Erica Wycherley – who oversees academic support for our program, and West Virginia University for providing me with the resources and motivation to do my best on and off the soccer field.”

An Aurora, Ill., native, Rodriguez is a two-time NSCAA All-Region First Team selection. The senior was named a 2012 All-Big 12 First Team midfielder and earned Academic All-Big 12 First Team honors. Rodriguez started every match the last four years, taking home all-conference honors in three of her four seasons.

Rodriguez led WVU in its inaugural season in the Big 12 Conference to a regular-season championship with a 7-0-1 record. It marked only the sixth time a Big 12 team has won the regular-season title without a loss. West Virginia’s 2012 season ended with a 13th consecutive NCAA tournament appearance.

Rodriguez has been invited to attend an All-America luncheon at the 66th annual NSCAA Convention on Jan. 19, 2013, in Indianapolis. She is the eighth different Mountaineer women’s soccer player to earn NSCAA Scholar All-America honors, and first since Ashley Banks and Kim Bonilla in 2007.



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