Buchanan named Big 12’s top fe­male

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

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.

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