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WVU’s Kevin Brophy, Audrey Adams Nominated for Big 12 Sportsman of the Year



Redshirt-senior Audrey Adams (22) celebrates with the WVU volleyball team. (Photo courtesy of WVU Athletics)

West  Virginia seniors Kevin Brophy and Audrey Adams have been named candidates for the 2020-21 Big 12 Sportsman of the Year award. One male and female student-athlete from all 10 affiliated institutions are nominated annually for the award.

Brophy is a fifth-year senior on the WVU baseball team. He played third base and shortstop this season for the Mountaineers, hitting .222 with eight home runs and 23 RBI. He is a career .226 batter and leaves WVU with 24 career long balls.

Adams is a redshirt-senior middle blocker on the WVU volleyball team. She transferred to WVU in 2019 after three seasons at Xavier. Adams was fourth on the team this season with 159 points and 123 kills. She was also second on the team with 52 blocks.

The winners of the Sportsman of the Year award will be announced next Thursday, June 17.

The full list of nominees is:

  • Baylor
    • Jennifer Wandt (Soccer)
    • Jared Butler (Basketball)
  • Iowa State
    • Sami Williams (Softball)
    • David Carr (Wrestling)
  • Kansas
    • Manon Manning (Swimming & Diving)
    • Jonah Ulane (Baseball)
  • Kansas State
    • Ayoka Lee (Basketball)
    • Jordan Wicks (Baseball)
  • Oklahoma
    • Ivana Corley (Tennis)
    • Pat Fields (Football)
  • Oklahoma State
    • Maja Stark (Golf)
    • Cade Cunningham (Basketball)
  • TCU
    • Emily Alvarado (Soccer)
    • Chengetayi (Du) Mapaya (Track & Field)
  • Texas
    • Alexandra Watson (Rowing)
    • Sam Ehlinger (Football)
  • Texas Tech
    • Ruth Usoro (Trank & Field)
    • Tony Bradford Jr. (Football)
  • West Virginia
    • Audrey Adams (Volleyball)
    • Kevin Brophy (Baseball)
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Cody spent the last two years getting his master's degree in journalism from WVU. He graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2018 with a degree in digital media production. He was born and raised in Mercer, Pennsylvania.


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