Buchanan named Big 12’s top female
TORONTO — Canadian international Kadeisha Buchanan has been named the 2016-17 Big 12 Female Athlete of the Year.
The 21-year-old centre back from Brampton, is the first West Virginia University student-athlete to earn the conference honour since the school joined the Big 12 in 2012.
“It’s only fitting that Kadeisha Buchanan is the first WVU student-athlete to win the Big 12 Athlete of the Year award,” Mountaineer women’s soccer coach Nikki Izzo-Brown said.
“She took our standard of excellence to a whole new level, and I am so proud of everything she did for our program, the university and this athletic department during her four-year career,” IzzoBrown added.
“Kadeisha put in a lot of hard work to earn this honour.”
A two-time team captain, Buchanan helped West Virginia post an NCAA- and program-best 18 shutouts in 2016.
She currently plays for Olympique Lyonnais in France.
Brampton’s Kadeisha Buchanan has been named the Big 12 Female Athlete of the Year.