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Nathan Adrian and Amelia Currat Named Bigg 12 Scholar Athletes of the Year

Two West Virginia student-athletes have earned Big 12 recognition as the top scholars in their respective sports.

The Big 12 Conference has announced its 2017 Winter Scholar-Athletes of the Year, and West Virginia's Nathan Adrian and Amelie Currat have earned the top honors in men's basketball and swimming and diving.

2017 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Nathan Adrian, West Virginia, Sr., Morgantown, W.Va.

Graduate school sport management major with a 3.85 grade-point average and 100 percent participation.

Named to the All-Big 12 Third Team and All-Big 12 Defensive Team in 2017

Started all 37 games for WVU this year and led the Mountaineers in rebounding.

2017 Big 12 Women’s Swimming & Diving Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Amelie Currat, West Virginia, Jr., Dunkerque, France

A finance major that boasts a 4.0 GPA and 100 percent participation this season.

Earned All-Big 12 Second Team recognition following her performance at the 2017 Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championship. 

Recorded Academic All-Big 12 First Team honors for two straight years and an Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team honor as a freshman.


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