Averee Fields


Nate Boyer


  Nate Boyer_University of Texas-Austin
 Fields, a senior on the West Virginia Mountaineers Women’s Basketball team has established herself as a leader and outstanding student.  A captain on her team, Fields holds a 3.94 GPA as a Social Work major.  She has earned Big 12 All-Academic honors the past two seasons.  Fields has also earned Big East Academic All-Star and Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll accolades.  She is a member of the WVU Student Athlete Advisory Committee and involved with Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  Fields has also volunteered over 100 hours with Stepping Stones, a non-profit recreational center for adults and children with disabilities.  She has spent 40+ hours volunteering at the WVU Child Learning Center, raising awareness for the West Virginia Alzheimer’s Association, and she frequently visits the WVU Children’s Hospital at Ruby Memorial.  Fields is also known to invite special needs individuals to WVU to teach a hands-on basketball clinic.  Fields has intentions to pursue a master’s degree at WVU after graduation this spring. Boyer, a graduate student on the Texas Longhorn football team is also a former United States Army Green Beret.  Boyer is the first-ever recipient of the Armed Forces Merit Award by Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) in 2012.  His academic achievements include All State NABC Good Works Team, Big 12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year nominee, CoSIDA Academic All-American, Big 12 Sportsperson of the Year, 3X First Team Academic All Big 12, and 2X semifinalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy.  Boyer has also received the Darrell K. Royal Coca Cola Solid Citizen Award, the Lorene L. Rogers Scholar-Athlete Award, and the Disney Spirit Award – Most Inspirational Player in college football.  Not only has Boyer served his country, he also serves his community.  For the past four years, Boyer has volunteered at the Dell Children’s Hospital and mentors a sick child; invites and takes him to UT sporting events, attends family BBQs, and assisted with physical therapy sessions after the child had a brain aneurysm.  Boyer is the cofounder of Caring for Camo, an organization that supports deployed men and women of the US Armed Forces with letters and care packages.  Boyer is pursuing a master’s degree in advertising and plans on playing in the NFL.