SAN FRANCISCO – OREGON STATE’s Joel Walker has been named the Pac-12 Males’s Soccer Scholar-Athlete of the Yr for the 2020 season, which was contested throughout the spring of 2021. The award is offered in every of the 24 sports activities sponsored by the Pac-12 and was established to honor collegiate student-athletes which can be standouts each academically and of their sports activities self-discipline.
A enterprise administration main with a 3.57 GPA, Walker has 9 profession objectives and eight profession assists for the Beavers, who might be making their fifth NCAA Match look once they play Virginia Tech on Sunday, Could 2 at 1 p.m. PT in Greensboro, N.C.
Together with OSU ladies’s soccer student-athlete Maddy Ellsworth, Walker co-founded Dam Change, a platform designed to convey consciousness concerning the problems of systemic racism in right this moment’s society. Oregon State’s SAAC President has additionally been an energetic member of the Beavers’ Dam Value It psychological well being consciousness initiative.
Walker was an All-Pac-12 first crew choice as a junior in 2019 after ending tied for fifth within the Convention with 16 factors on six objectives and 4 assists. A two-time CoSIDA Educational All-District honoree, Walker has additionally been a Pac-12 All-Educational first teamer (2018) and a member of the Convention’s Educational Honor Roll (2019).
With the intention to be eligible for the Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Yr award, student-athletes should be a senior (in athletics eligibility), on monitor to obtain a level, have a cumulative grade-point common of three.0 or increased, take part in not less than 50 % of the scheduled contests within the sport and have a minimal one 12 months in residence on the establishment. Every Pac-12 establishment could nominate one particular person per sport, and the winners are chosen by a committee of Pac-12 workers members on the conclusion of every sport’s common season. The athletics accomplishments of the nominees are a consideration in voting for the award.
A Scholar-Athlete of the Yr is called in every of the Pac-12’s 24 sponsored sports activities: baseball, males’s basketball, ladies’s basketball, seaside volleyball, males’s cross nation, ladies’s cross nation, soccer, males’s golf, ladies’s golf, ladies’s gymnastics, ladies’s lacrosse, males’s rowing, ladies’s rowing, males’s soccer, ladies’s soccer, softball, males’s swimming & diving, ladies’s swimming & diving, males’s tennis, ladies’s tennis, males’s monitor & discipline, ladies’s monitor & discipline, ladies’s volleyball, and wrestling. The award was first established throughout the 2008-09 tutorial 12 months.
ALSO NOMINATED: Charlie Wehan, STANFORD; Ryan Crowley, WASHINGTON.