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Courtesy: WMU

Brett Beebe Named Senior CLASS First Team All-American

Courtesy: WMU
Release: 04/11/2013
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KALAMAZOO -- Western Michigan senior forward Brett Beebe has been named a Senior CLASS First Team All-American by the Senior CLASS Award Collegiate Foundation.

Beebe, who was the first finalist for the Senior CLASS Award, is one of four total named to the First Team, while Army's Cheyne Rocha was named the Senior CLASS Award winner. CLASS is an acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School. The nominees are judged in four areas of excellence - classroom, community, character and competition.

The Huntington Beach, Calif., native was named a finalist for his commitment to the community around him both in Kalamazoo and back at home. Beebe established the Long Hair Don't Care foundation through the National Breast Cancer Foundation when his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer during his sophomore year. Through his efforts he has single-handedly raised over $25,000 for the NBCF. He and several teammates grew out their hair to provide wigs for people affected by cancer.

He also spent time prior to his senior year helping renovate a house for an underprivileged family in the Edison neighborhood of Kalamazoo. For a local elementary school in the same area he created the Bronco Buddies Mentoring program. It matched up WMU student-athletes with children at the school.

Beebe, who was also a finalist for the Hockey Humanitarian Award, and senior captain Luke Witkowski and several other teammates are currently growing mustaches to help raise awareness for WMU assistant coach Rob Facca’s son, who is battling Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy.

He finished his WMU career appearing in 58 games, scoring four goals and six assists.
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