By FHSU SPORTS INFORMATION
CoSIDA named sophomores Alec Bevis and Kieran Brown of Fort Hays State Men’s Soccer to its Academic All-District Team on Thursday (June 3). Bevis and Brown are among just eight individuals from District 7 (GAC/MIAA Conference) to receive the honor. Sports Information and Athletic Communication professionals within District 7 vote on the Academic All-District Team, which honors a combination of academic and athletic accomplishments of the individuals selected. Nominees must have a GPA of 3.3 or higher.
Bevis, native of Wichita, Kansas, holds a 3.90 GPA as a Chemistry major at FHSU, while Brown, native of Kettering, Australia, has a 3.71 GPA as a Health and Human Performance major. During his redshirt year at FHSU in 2018, Bevis earned the MIAA Academic Excellence Award for a perfect 4.0 GPA before the GAC took over as the governing office for their joint conference with the MIAA in men’s soccer.
On the field, Bevis was an All-GAC First Team and All-GAC Tournament Team selection at defender for the brief 2021 spring season. In 2019, Bevis was the GAC Freshman of the Year and received an All-GAC Honorable Mention selection. That year, he was also tabbed as an All-Central Region selection by the United Soccer Coaches and D2CCA. Brown was also an All-GAC First Team selection for the spring season in 2021, producing three shutouts in Fort Hays State’s seven matches. He owned a 0.6 goals against average with a solid .857 save percentage. Both Bevis and Brown helped the Tigers to the GAC regular season title in 2019 and the team’s eighth-straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament, which remains the longest active streak in NCAA Division II since there was no national tournament this past academic year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As All-District selections, Bevis and Brown will now be considered for Academic All-America honors to be voted on by Sports Information/Athletic Communication professionals nationwide in NCAA Division II.
Below is the 2021 CoSIDA Men’s Soccer Academic All-District Team in NCAA Division II for District 7.
NCAA DIVISION II – DISTRICT 7 (Great American, Mid-America)
Pos., Name, School, Yr., GPA, Major
GK, Kieran Brown, Fort Hays State University, So., 3.71, Health & Human Performance
D, Alec Bevis, Fort Hays State University, So., 3.90, Chemistry
D, James Doyle, Northeastern State University, Sr., 3.35, Business
D, Ryan McCully, Northeastern State University, Jr., 4.00, Finance
M, Jack Savage, Harding University, Sr., 3.46, Accounting
M, Tom Singhgolden, Northeastern State University, Sr., 3.92, Psychology
F, Peter Hmung, Harding University, Sr., 3.71, Middle Level-Social Science / Math
F, Flynn Semmerling, Northeastern State University, Jr., 3.45, Business