MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Senior forward Andy Bevin of the West Virginia University men’s soccer team is one of 30 candidates for the 2014 Senior CLASS Award, the organization announced today.
To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition.
“Everyone knows my goals athletically, but I’m still tying to realize those academic dreams,” Bevin says. “I’ve always wanted to get a degree and have that to fall back on it because success isn’t guaranteed in athletics and neither is the longevity of your body.”
A native of Napier, New Zealand, Bevin has played 58 matches, and has scored 19 goals with 13 assists for 51 points. Six of Bevin’s goals have been game-winning goals. Bevin has started each of WVU’s first two matches and has one goal and two assists.
In 2013, Bevin led the team and league in points (24) and goals (9), while finishing fourth in assists (6). He was named to the NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region Second Team and All-MAC First Team. Academically, Bevin was named a Capital One First Team Academic All-American, Capital One Academic All-District 2, NSCAA Scholar Second Team All-American, NSCAA Scholar All-East Region First Team and Academic All-MAC First Team.
An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School®, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.
The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer College Cup.
The 30 candidates will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season and those 10 names will be placed on the official ballot. Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, Division I men’s coaches and fans who will select one finalist who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition.
For more information on all the candidates, visit seniorCLASSaward.com.