WVU Puts 94 On Big 12 Academic All-Rookie Team

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West Virginia placed 94 student-athletes on the 2019-20 Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team. The list honors conference competitors who are new, incoming freshmen at their respective schools.

A total of 856 student-athletes made the squad. Honorees must be new, first-time/incoming freshmen that have completed 24 semester hours of non-remedial coursework and achieved a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00.

WVU’s honoree breakdown by sport:

Baseball – 10

Men’s Basketball – 4

Women’s Basketball – 1

Football – 14

Golf – 2

Gymnastics – 5

Rifle – 2

Rowing – 12

Women’s Soccer – 7

Men’s Soccer – 8

Men’s Swim/Dive – 7

Women’s Swim Dive – 11

Track & Field – 3

Volleyball – 1

Wrestling – 7

Jacob Carr, West Virginia Baseball Physical Education & Kinesiology St. Albans, W.Va.
Tyler DeMartino, West Virginia Baseball Business Potomac, Md.
Christopher Klein, West Virginia Baseball Undecided Brooklyn, N.Y.
Matthew McCormick, West Virginia Baseball Undecided Orland Park, Ill.
Hunter Rosenbaum, West Virginia Baseball Sport Management Webster, Wis.
Victor Scott, West Virginia Baseball Physical Education & Kinesiology Powder Springs, Ga.
James Starnes, West Virginia* Baseball General Business Richmond, Va.
Tyler Strechay, West Virginia Baseball Undecided Collegeville, Pa.
Jacob Watters, West Virginia Baseball Sport and Exercise Psychology Rocky Gap, Va.
Timothy Wynia, West Virginia Baseball General Business Plano, Texas
Jalen Bridges, West Virginia Basketball Sport Management Fairmont, W.Va.
Kirsten Deans, West Virginia Basketball Sport Management Greensboro, N.C.
Spencer Macke, West Virginia Basketball Journalism Fort Thomas, Ky.
Miles McBride, West Virginia Basketball Undecided Cincinnati, Ohio
Oscar Tshiebwe, West Virginia Basketball Sport Management Lubumbashi, DRC
Ceili McCabe, West Virginia Cross Country/Track & Field Sports & Adventure Media Vancouver, B.C.
Donavan Beaver, West Virginia Football Forest Resources Management Fredericksburg, Va.
Leighton Bechdel, West Virginia Football Energy Land Management Towson, Md.
Owen Chafin, West Virginia Football Engineering Huntington, W.Va.
Tyler Connolly, West Virginia Football Agribusiness Management Marysville, Ohio
Jordan Dempsey, West Virginia Football Business Fayetteville, W.Va.
Rhett Heston, West Virginia Football Sport Management Fairmont, W.Va.
Ali Jennings, West Virginia Football Multidisciplinary Studies Richmond, Va.
Graeson Malashevich, West Virginia Football Exercise Physiology Huntington, W.Va.
Tony Mathis, West Virginia Football Sport Management Orlando, Fla.
Tavian Mayo, West Virginia Football Sport Management Leesburg, Ga.
Parker Moorer, West Virginia Football Sport Management Charlotte, N.C.
Michael Powers, West Virginia Football Biochemistry Marysville, Ohio
Tykee Smith, West Virginia Football Undecided Philadelphia, Pa.
Nicholas Yoho, West Virginia Football Engineering Parkersburg, W.Va.
Nico Lang, West Virginia Golf Engineering Ingolstadt, Germany
Trent Tipton, West Virginia Golf General Business Orient, Ohio
Emily Holmes-Hackerd, West Virginia Gymnastics Exercise Physiology Ipswich, Mass.
Maya Kraus, West Virginia Gymnastics Exercise Physiology Fairport, N.Y.
Abigail Pierson, West Virginia Gymnastics Exercise Physiology New Kensington, Ohio
Kayla Yancey, West Virginia Gymnastics Human Nutrition & Foods Hatfield, Pa.
Kianna Yancey, West Virginia* Gymnastics Psychology Hatfield, Pa.
Malori Brown, West Virginia Rifle Exercise Physiology China Spring, Texas
Calista Smoyer, West Virginia Rifle Exercise Physiology Slatington, Pa.
Grace Crankovic, West Virginia* Rowing Economics Wexford, Pa.
Alexandria Fabiano, West Virginia Rowing Biochemistry Damariscotta, Maine
Ally Fisher, West Virginia Rowing Animal & Nutritional Sciences Cherry Hill, N.J.
Kayli Kotchian, West Virginia Rowing Criminology Beverly, Mass.
Kaira Lay, West Virginia Rowing Landscape Architecture Mesquite, Texas
Madison Lindung, West Virginia Rowing Forensic Examiner Towson, Md.
Kathleen Meldrum, West Virginia Rowing Economics Greenville, Ind.
Alexis Moody, West Virginia Rowing Forensic Examiner Naples, Fla.
Lydia Nicolai, West Virginia Rowing Biology Woodbridge, Va.
Lucie Steinmetz, West Virginia Rowing Exercise Physiology Moon, Pa.
Pareera Uqaily, West Virginia Rowing Accounting Karachi, Pakistan
Sydney VanAuken, West Virginia Rowing Management Information Systems Baldwinsville, N.Y.
Joseph Biafora, West Virginia Soccer Finance Morgantown, W.Va.
Enzi Broussard, West Virginia Soccer General Business Dallas, Texas
Stephanie Chmiel, West Virginia Soccer Medical Laboratory Science Morgantown, W.Va.
Kyle Lehnert, West Virginia Soccer Sport & Exercise Psychology Charlottesville, Va.
Juliana Lynch, West Virginia Soccer Business Baltimore, Md.
Kayza Massey, West Virginia Soccer Communication Studies Ottawa, Ontario
Luke McCormick, West Virginia Soccer Sport Management Darby, England
Dominic Miller, West Virginia* Soccer General Business Charlotte, N.C.
Samuel Morgan, West Virginia* Soccer Business Charles Town, W.Va.
Nicole Payne, West Virginia Soccer Sport & Exercise Psychology Birmingham, Ala.
Rodrigo Robles, West Virginia Soccer Psychology Burgos, Spain
Gabrielle Robinson, West Virginia Soccer Business Springfield, Va.
Aaliyah Scott, West Virginia Soccer Business Pickering, Ontario
Julianne Vallerand, West Virginia Soccer Criminology Terrebonne, Quebec
Coen Wilson, West Virginia Soccer Finance North Canton, Ohio
Joseph Armstrong, West Virginia Swimming & Diving Athletic Coaching Education Dover, Ohio
Jonathan Bennett, West Virginia* Swimming & Diving Economics Durban, South Africa
William Boley, West Virginia Swimming & Diving Biochemistry Dunlap, Ill.
Meredith Bolinger, West Virginia Swimming & Diving Sport & Exercise Psychology Allen, Texas
Holly Darling, West Virginia Swimming & Diving Journalism Columbus, Ohio
Emily Haimes, West Virginia Swimming & Diving Psychology Enfield, London
Virginia Hansen, West Virginia Swimming & Diving Exercise Physiology Hormel, N.J.
Mathilde Kaelbel, West Virginia Swimming & Diving Business Mulbach-Sur-Munster,France
Jacqueline McCutchan, West Virginia Swimming & Diving Accounting Morgantown, W.Va.
Harna Minezawa, West Virginia Swimming & Diving Agribusiness Management Mason, Ohio
Conrad Molinaro, West Virginia* Swimming & Diving Accounting Murrysville, Pa.
Tatum Peyerl, West Virginia Swimming & Diving Engineering Boksburg, South Africa
Michael Sandner, West Virginia* Swimming & Diving Marketing Springboro, Ohio
Jack Saum, West Virginia Swimming & Diving Sport & Exercise Psychology Akron, Ohio
David Snider, West Virginia* Swimming & Diving Computer Science Parkersburg, W.Va.
Marian Tiemeier, West Virginia Swimming & Diving General Business Wilder, Ky.
Anne-Elaine Tiller, West Virginia Swimming & Diving Exercise Physiology Lynchburg, Va.
Sarah Young, West Virginia Swimming & Diving Criminology Simpsonville, S.C.
Katelyn Caccamo, West Virginia Track & Field Biology Harmony, Pa.
Michaela Rose , West Virginia Track & Field Nursing Sandy Lake, Pa.
Natalie Winter, West Virginia Volleyball Graphic Design Katy, Texas
Jeffrey Boyd, West Virginia Wrestling Sport & Exercise Psychology Erie, Pa.
Isaiha Casto, West Virginia Wrestling Engineering St. Albans, W.Va.
Patrick Daum, West Virginia Wrestling Finance Yorkville, Ill.
Walker Heard, West Virginia Wrestling Agribusiness Management Marysville, Ohio
John Joll, West Virginia Wrestling Undecided Belle Vernon, Pa.
Kyle Myers, West Virginia Wrestling Organizational Leadership Bellefonte, Pa.
Sean O’Dwyer, West Virginia Wrestling Business Chagrin Falls, Ohio