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West Virginia University

Department of Intercollegiate Athletics PO Box 877 | Morgantown, WV 26507-0877

2010-11

NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION U.S. POSTAGE PAID PERMIT #34 MORGANTOWN, WV


TABLE OF

CONTENTS

1

Table of Contents

30-31

Women’s Soccer

2

Message from Oliver Luck

32-33

Swimming and Diving

3

Team Records

34-35

Tennis

4-9

Award Winners

36-37

Track and Field

10

Red Brown Cup Award

38-39

Volleyball

11

Fred Schaus Captain’s Award

40-41

Wrestling

12-13

Baseball

42

Development Council/Corporate Sponsors

14-15

Men’s Basketball

43

MAC Report

16-17

Women’s Basketball

44

Staff Listing

18-19

Cross Country

20-21

Football

22-23

Gymnastics

24-25

Rifle

West Virginia had its

26-27

Rowing

fourth straight top-50

28-29

Men’s Soccer

finish in the Directors’ Cup in 2010-11.

BUILDING

CHAMPIONS

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MESSAGE FROM OLIVER LUCK The 2010-11 athletic season brought much success to West Virginia University in the classroom and in competition. On behalf of the entire Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, I am pleased to present you this Annual Report, which highlights the outstanding accomplishments by our teams, studentathletes and coaches. Throughout the year, we congratulated and honored 10 first team individual All-Americans and 29 student-athletes overall who earned All-American recognition. Our student-athletes captured 16 individual conference championship titles, and we totaled 38 all-conference performers in the four leagues in which our teams compete. As you will see in the following pages, there were numerous accomplishments by our teams and student-athletes. Two that come to mind are women’s soccer winning the BIG EAST tournament championship and Nicco Campriani’s national championship in the NCAA air rifle event, helping our rifle team to a second-place national finish. Academically, we honored more than 400 student-athletes on the Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll. Our year consisted of seven Academic All-Americans, 36 academic award winners and three teams - cross country, men’s soccer and women’s soccer - which earned academic team honors. Men’s basketball had the highest GPA in the BIG EAST, and football placed 18 performers on the BIG EAST Academic All-Star list. Overall, WVU had 158 student-athletes on the BIG EAST Academic All-Star list.

Further accomplishments showing our success in competition and in the classroom was our 40th-place finish in the Director’s Cup, our fourth straight Top 50 finish, and our six student-athletes who earned major national awards along with 27 NCAA postseason individual performers. WVU had five teams recognized by the NCAA for top APR scores, and our department’s overall APR score was the highest ever.

In finishing my first year as your director of athletics, I am proud of our accomplishments, and we will continue to grow and excel in all areas. We had a record-setting year in terms of fundraising and that is a tribute to the many Mountaineer Athletic Club donors who want their Mountaineers to do well. The generosity of our supporters has allowed the athletic department to move forward and complete much needed capital projects as well as maintain a competitive operating budget. And with our student-athletes excelling in the classroom and in competition, the private gifts raised help us fund athletic scholarships that not only benefit us now, but also in shaping the lives of our future leaders.

I want to thank you for your continued support of the WVU Intercollegiate Athletic program. We are extremely grateful of your efforts and will continue to work hard to make all Mountaineer fans proud of our department.

OUR MISSION

The West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics fully subscribes to and will conscientiously abide by the rules, regulations and statutes of those organizations and agencies having jurisdiction over the conduct of its athletics program. Specifically, the WVU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will adhere to the National Collegiate Athletic Association Principles of Conduct of Intercollegiate Athletics set forth in the NCAA Constitution and all regulations thereto in its then applicable bylaws.

The WVU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics:

a: subscribes to high standards of academic quality as well as breadth of academic opportunities. b: strives in its athletics program for national excellence and prominence. Accordingly, the recruitment of student-athletes and emphasis on and support of athletics are national in scope. c: recognizes the dual objective in its athletic program of servicing the University community and the general public. d: believes in offering extensive opportunities for varsity intercollegiate athletics for men, women and minorities. e: sponsors football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, women’s gymnastics and women’s soccer at the highest feasible level of competition. f: believes in scheduling all athletic contests primarily with other Division I institutions as a reflection of the goal of maintaining an appropriate competition level in the sports program. g: is committed to financing the athletics program from private revenues generated by the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. All revenues supporting athletics shall be controlled by the institution. h: considers the physical, mental, social and academic well-being of the student-athletes paramount. The WVU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics shall conduct its program consistent with the letter and spirit of the NCAA. The mission of the Department is and shall always remain compatible with the mission of WVU.


TEAM RECORDS

2010-11

Baseball: 28-27/14-13 Cross Country: 5th place at BIG EAST Championships & 5th place at NCAA Regionals Men’s Basketball: 21-12, 11-7 BIG EAST (NCAA 3rd Round) Women’s Basketball: 24-10, 8-8 BIG EAST (NCAA 2nd Round) Football: 9-4, 5-2 BIG EAST (BIG EAST co-champions) Gymnastics: 13-10, 10-4 EAGL (6th place at NCAA Regionals) Rowing: 7th BIG EAST Men’s Soccer: 11-8-2, 5-4-0 BIG EAST (NCAA 2nd Round) Women’s Soccer: 18-5-1, 9-1-1 BIG EAST (BIG EAST Champions) (NCAA Sweet 16) Men’s Swimming and Diving: 4-2, 4th BIG EAST (3 NCAA qualifiers) Women’s Swimming and Diving: 2-7, 3rd BIG EAST (1 NCAA qualifier) Women’s Tennis: 8-14, 4-7 BIG EAST Rifle: 11-2, 5-1 GARC (2nd NCAA); NCAA Air Rifle Champions; GARC Postseason Champions Women’s Track: Indoor: 5th BIG EAST, 18th NCAA; Outdoor: 2nd BIG EAST, 20th NCAA Volleyball: 15-15, 5-9 BIG EAST Wrestling: 9-6, 4-2 EWL, 5 NCAA qualifiers

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CHAMPION

NATIONAL

NICCOCampriani Air Rifle


ALL AMERICANS

FIRST TEAM

KeriBland

NiccoCampriani

ChelseaCarrier

JohnFlowers

KaitlynGillespie

KateHarrison

RobertSands

RachelViglianco

PetraZublasing

Indoor Track NCAA

Men’s Basketball 2011 Lefty Driesell Defensive All-America Team

Football Sporting News

Rifle National Rifle Association (smallbore and air rifle)

Cross Country UATFCCCA

Rowing National Strength and Conditioning Association

Indoor Track and Outdoor Track NCAA

Outdoor Track NCAA

Rifle National Rifle Association (air rifle)


ALL AMERICANS

Capital One/CoSIDA Academic

NiccoCampriani

LizRepella

Sarah-AnneBrault

AndyLamson

RachelViglianco

KeriBland

Rifle (first team)

Track (second team)

Rowing (second team)

Women’s Basketball (first team)

Rifle (second team)

Track (third team)

AprilRotilio Track (third team)


major awards

AmyBieski

RachAElBurnett

KerriButler

NiccoCampriani

ChelseaCarrier

MeghanLewis

Gymnastics, EAGL Gymnast of the Year; EAGL Outstanding Senior of the Year

Rifle, GARC Shooter of the Year; GARC Senior of the Year; GARC Scholar Athlete

Women’s Swimming, 2011 coBIG EAST Women’s Most Outstanding Swimmer

Track, 2011 BIG EAST Indoor Most Outstanding Field Athlete; 2011 BIG EAST Outdoor Most Outstanding Track Performer of the Meet; U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Mid-Atlantic Region Women’s Field Athlete of the Year

MandieNugent

Women’s Swimming, 2011 coBIG EAST Women’s Most Outstanding Swimmer

Women’s Soccer, 2010 BIG EAST Championship Most Outstanding Defensive Player

Women’s Soccer, 2010 BIG EAST Championship Most Outstanding Offensive Player


Major Awards

SeanCleary

Track, U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Mid-Atlantic Region Women’s Coach of the Year

LisaStoia,

Women’s Soccer, NSCAA North Atlantic Regional Assistant Coach of the Year


AWARD WINNERS

United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic Team Kaitlyn Gillespie, Cross Country Sarah-Anne Brault, Cross Country

2010-11

East Atlantic Gymnastics League All-Academic Team Amy Bieski Makenzie Bristol Marina Galante Arlene Hathaway Naja Johnson Stephanie Keaton Emily Kerwin Tina Maloney Kaylyn Millick Nicole Roach Hope Sloanhoffer Jessica Young Bethany Yurko

College Rifle Coaches Association All-Academic Team Nicco Campriani Michael Kulbacki Andy Lamson Justin Pentz Kyle Smith Petra Zublasing Ashley Zultanky Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association National Scholar-Athletes Hilary Meale Caitlin Murphy Rachelle Purych Rachel Viglianco

Conference champions All-BIG EAST Madina Ali, Women’s Basketball (second team) Tavon Austin, Football (second team) Don Barclay, Football (second team) Scooter Berry, Football (second team) Grant Buckner, Baseball (third team) Kerri Butler, Women’s Soccer (second team) Raymon Gaddis, Men’s Soccer (second team) Kaitlyn Gillespie, Cross Country (first team) Jeremy Gum, Baseball (first team) Brandon Hogan, Football (second team) Bruce Irvin, Football (second team) Zach Johnson, Men’s Soccer (second team) Kevin Jones, Men’s Basketball (honorable mention) Bry McCarthy, Women’s Soccer (third team) Blake Miller, Women’s Soccer (second team) Megan Mischler, Women’s Soccer (second team) Chris Neild, Football (first team) Liz Repella, Women’s Basketball (first team) Bri Rodriguez, Women’s Soccer (first team) Jock Sanders, Football (second team) Robert Sands, Football (first team) Eric Schoenle, Men’s Soccer (third team) Shadow Sebele, Men’s Soccer (second team) Geno Smith, Football (second team) Keith Tandy, Football (first team) J.T. Thomas, Football (first team) All-EAGL Amy Bieski, Gymnastics (vault, bars, all-around first team & floor second team) Emily Kerwin, Gymnastics (bars first team) Tina Maloney, Gymnastics (vault second team) Nicole Roach, Gymnastics (bars second team) Hope Sloanhoffer, Gymnastics (vault, beam, floor first team) ALL-GARC Nicco Campriani, Rifle (combined score, smallbore & air rifle first team) Brandi Eskew, Rifle (smallbore honorable mention) Michael Kulbacki, Rifle (air rifle second team; combined score honorable mention) Andy Lamson, Rifle (air rifle second team; combined score honorable mention) Justin Pentz, Rifle (combined score, air rifle & smallbore second team) Tommy Santelli, Rifle (combined score first team; smallbore & air rifle second team) Kyle Smith, Rifle (smallbore second team; combined score honorable mention)

All-Mid Atlantic Region Sarah-Anne Brault, Cross Country (second team) Shannon Gribbons, Rowing (first team) Kaitlyn Gillespie, Cross Country (second team) NCAA Individual Competitors Keri Bland, Women’s Indoor Track, 6th place finish in the mile at the NCAA Indoor Championships Keri Bland, Women’s Outdoor Track, 1,500-meter run Sarah-Anne Brault, Cross Country, 71st at NCAA Championships Sarah-Anne Brault, Women’s Outdoor Track, 10,000-meter run Chelsea Carrier, Women’s Indoor Track, 5th place in pentathlon, 4th place in 60m hurdles at NCAA Indoor Championships Chelsea Carrier, Women’s Outdoor Track, 100m hurdles and heptathlon Jared Goldthorpe, Men’s Swimming Kate Harrison, Women’s Outdoor Track, 10,000-meter run Donnie Jones, Wrestling Ahna Lewis, Women’s Outdoor Track, 10,000-meter run Meghan Mock, Women’s Outdoor Track, long jump Mandie Nugent, Women’s Swimming Jessica O’Connell, Women’s Track, 16th place in 3,000m at NCAA Indoor Championships Matt O’Neill, Men’s Diving, 20th on 1-meter preliminary at NCAA Zone A; 27th on 3-meter preliminary at NCAA Zone A April Rotilio, Women’s Outdoor Track, 400-meter dash Nathan Pennesi, Wrestling Richard Pokorny, Men’s Diving, 23rd on 1-meter preliminary at NCAA Zone A; 26th on 3-meter preliminary at NCAA Zone A Brandon Rader, Wrestling Matt Ryan, Wrestling Katelyn Williams, Women’s Outdoor Track, high jump Shane Young, Wrestling National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s All-Northeast region Kerri Butler, Women’s Soccer, third team Raymon Gaddis, Men’s Soccer, first team Erica Henderson, Women’s Soccer, second team Bry McCarthy, Women’s Soccer, third team Bri Rodriguez, Women’s Soccer, first team National Soccer Coaches Association of America Scholar All-East Region Team Chelsey Corroto Ashtin Larkin Meghan Lewis Soccer America All-Freshman Team Frances Silva, second team 2010 ECAC Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) All-Stars Chris Neild, defense Keith Tandy, defense Amateur Wrestling News’ All-Rookie Team Michael Morales 2011 National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Hampshire Honor Society Eric Jobe Gregg Pugnetti 7 Second Team All-Americans 8 Third Team All-Americans 10 ESPN/CoSIDA Academic All-District II Team members 38 All-Conference Selections 10 All-Region Performers 5 teams honored for top NCAA Academic Progress Rate scores More than 400 student-athletes on Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll 149 BIG EAST Academic All-Stars 4 straight top-50 Directors’ Cup finishes Conference Champions BIG EAST Rachael Burnett, Women’s Swimming (500 Free, 400 IM) Taylor Camp, Men’s Swimming (100 Fly) Chelsea Carrier, Women’s Indoor Track (pentathlon, 60m hurdles), Women’s Outdoor Track (long jump, 100m, 400m hurdles) Kate Harrison, Women’s Outdoor Track (10,000-meter run) Mandie Nugent, Women’s Swimming (200 Fly) Jessica O’Connell, Women’s Indoor Track (3,000m) April Rotilio, Women’s Outdoor Track (400-meter dash) EAGL Amy Bieski, Gymnastics (uneven bars) GARC Nicco Campriani, Rifle (air rifle, smallbore, & combined score) Outdoor Track - BIG EAST Women’s Staff of the Year

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RED BROWN CUP Nicco Campriani and Liz Repella named WVU’s top student-athletes Women’s basketball guard Liz Repella and air rifle national champion Nicco Campriani, both seniors, are the recipients of the 2011 Red Brown Cup, presented annually to West Virginia University’s most outstanding all-around studentathletes. A two-time team captain, Repella, a Steubenville, Ohio, native, earns the Red Brown Cup for the second straight season. A two-time all-BIG EAST first team honoree, Repella led the squad in 12 statistical categories last year and was a 2010-11 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award finalist, earned a spot on the award’s All-America second team and was named to the WBCA/State Farm Coaches’ honorable mention All-America Team. A major contributor in each of her four seasons, she played in 134 career games, the most of any Mountaineer in program history, logged 3,917 minutes played, good enough for the No. 4 ranking in the program’s record book, and was a part of 96 WVU victories. Repella scored 1,641 career points, the seventh-best point total in Mountaineer history, and her 215 3-point field goals made ranks as the fifth most in the school annals. In total, she led WVU in scoring 44 times in her career, set the pace in rebounding 34 times, recorded 18 double-doubles and tallied 87 double-figure scoring games. Academically, Repella maintained a 3.96 GPA and graduated with a degree in exercise physiology. A twotime Capital One/CoSIDA first team Academic All-American, an award given to five student-

athletes nationally each year, she earned a 4.0 in four semesters, garnering WVU President’s List honors. Repella, a five-time Dean’s List and Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll honoree, earned the 2009 and 2011 BIG EAST Scholar Athlete Sports Excellence Award for women’s basketball and is a three-time academic all-district II first team honoree. Though only with the Mountaineers for two seasons, Campriani, a Florence, Italy, native, made a lasting impact on the rifle program, as WVU went 22-2, garnered two Top 3 finishes at the NCAA Championships and earned back-toback Great American Rifle Conference (GARC) Championships during his career. He won the individual air rifle competition, becoming the Mountaineers’ 17th national champion and first since 1997. Campriani also finished second in smallbore and helped the Mountaineers to a second-place team finish. He also repeated as the individual GARC air rifle, smallbore and combined score champion this past season. Campriani was named a National Rifle Association smallbore and air rifle first team All-American, his second consecutive honors in both guns, and also was named the GARC Shooter and Senior of the Year. Campriani owns the WVU smallbore, air rifle and aggregate school records. He shot the perfect air rifle score twice this past season, and though the score matches a world record, he did not earn credit for the tie as he did not shoot it at an international competition. Campriani was only the second NCAA shooter to shoot a perfect air rifle score. In the classroom, Campriani maintained a 3.87 GPA in industrial engineering and was the team’s 2011 GARC ScholarAthlete representative. A two-time member of the College Rifle Coaches Association All-Academic Team, he was named to the Capital One/CoSIDA Academic all-District II at-large men’s second team in 2010. Campriani also was a member of the Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll.


FRED SCHAUS AWARD Keri Bland and Chris Neild selected as WVU’s top captains Women’s track and field captain Keri Bland and football captain Chris Neild are this year’s recipients of the 2011 Fred Schaus Captain’s Award, presented annually to West Virginia University’s most outstanding varsity team captains. A four-year track team captain, Bland, a native of Fairview, W.Va., won the Schaus Award for the third straight year. A 10-time All-American with the cross country and track teams, she has already added one more honor to her career collection this season. Bland is the only female athlete at WVU to earn All-America honors in three different sports in one season (cross country and indoor and outdoor track, 2008) and is one of just two three-time cross country All-Americans in school history. Having already exhausted her eligibility in cross country, Bland earned her latest All-America honor in indoor track, as she finished sixth in the mile at the 2011 NCAA Indoor Championships with a time of 4:35.24. The first team honor was Bland’s second straight in the event. In the outdoor season, she earned third team All-American honors in the 1,500 meters. A BIG EAST Academic All-Star and a member of the Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll, Bland has been named an all-academic honoree by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Third was a team ESPN/CoSIDA Academic All-American and first team alldistrict selection. Bland graduated in 2010 with a degree in mathematics and is currently a graduate student in secondary education.

Neild, a nose tackle and pillar of WVU’s 2010 No. 3-ranked defense, earned the award after leading the Mountaineers to a share of the BIG EAST title as one of the team’s four permanent captains. The squad’s 2010 co-Defensive Player of the Year, as selected by the coaching staff, Neild also was given the John Russell Award by the coaching staff for leadership. The Stroudsburg, Pa., native, a two-time all-BIG EAST selection (first team in 2010, second team in 2009), also was named to two All-America teams as a senior. Neild was selected by the Washington Redskins in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL Draft with the 253rd overall pick. A member of the Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll, Neild also was named to the dean’s list twice. He also was a BIG EAST Academic All-Star. He graduated in December with a degree in multidisciplinary studies.

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BASEBALL

28-27 / 14-13 BIG EAST • Coach Greg Van Zant won his 500th career game, a 6-3 victory over Seton Hall on April 21, to become just the fourth coach in school history to reach 500 wins at WVU. He joins former Mountaineer baseball coach Dale Ramsburg, former gymnastics coach Linda Burdette-Good and former volleyball coach Veronica Hammersmith • West Virginia earned the fourth seed in the BIG EAST tournament, falling to eventual tournament champion Seton Hall and Notre Dame in the double-elimination bracket. • Shortstop Grant Buckner was drafted in the 26th round of the MLB draft by the Chicago White Sox and was named a third team all-BIG EAST member

ANDYBERRY

COACHGREGVANZANT


• Buckner named second team ABCA all-east region • Designated hitter Jeremy Gum earned first team all-BIG EAST honors • At the end of the season, WVU ranked third in the conference in batting, 11th in pitching and first in fielding percentage

DANDiBARTOLOMEO

ANDYBERRY BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week

JEREMYGUM First Team all-BIG EAST

HARRISONMUSGRAVE BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week

GRANTBUCKNER Second Team all-BIG EAST Second Team ABCA all-East BIG EAST Player of Week BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll three times during season Drafted in 26th round of Major League Baseball Draft by Chicago White Sox

GRANTBUCKNER

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MEN’S BASKETBALL 21-12/11-7 BIG EAST

• Reached the NCAA Third Round, marking WVU’s sixth NCAA appearance in the last seven years • Has reached the NCAA tournament all four years under Bob Huggins • Finished No. 22 in the final Associated Press poll • Eleven players on the Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll • Posted seventh consecutive 20-win season for the first time since 1981-87 • Bob Huggins became the first WVU coach to win 20 games in each of his first four seasons • WVU recorded its 1,600th victory against Connecticut, ranking 22nd among Division I schools • Cam Thoroughman, Jonnie West and John Flowers became the first WVU players to play in four NCAA tournaments • Finished with 11 BIG EAST victories, just one of two league schools to have a winning record in conference play in each of the past six seasons • Bob Huggins recorded his 100th win against Louisville, the fastest coach to 100 victories in school history

KEVINJONES COACHBOBHUGGINS


• Kevin Jones and Darryl Bryant became WVU’s 47th and 48th 1,000 point scorers. • Defeated No. 8 Notre Dame, No. 8 Purdue, No. 11 Louisville, No. 13 Georgetown and No. 16 Connecticut • Recognized by the NCAA for ranking in the top 10% of all basketball teams in the Multiyear Academic Progress Rate for second year in a row

johnFLOWERS

JohnFlowers Lefty Driesell Defensive All-America team BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll

KevinJones BIG EAST honorable mention team BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (twice)

CaseyMitchell BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (three times) Puerto Rico Tip-Off All-Tournament Team

DARRYLBRYANT

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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL 24-10/8-8 BIG EAST

• The Mountaineers recorded the best start in program history as they went 16-0 to match the program’s longest win streak • With 23 wins, WVU earned an at-large bid to advance to the NCAA Tournament held in Waco, Texas. As the No. 9 seed, the Mountaineers defeated eighth-seeded Houston, falling to the No. 1 seed Baylor on its home court in the second round of the tournament • WVU’s NCAA appearance was the fifth in eight seasons and it advanced to the second round for the fourth time in the last five seasons • The Mountaineers achieved the highest-ever ranking (No. 6) in the Associated Press poll and remained at No. 6 for four-straight weeks. WVU spent 18 straight weeks in the polls • Mike Carey earned his 200th win as head coach at WVU on Feb. 19, 2011, with a 90-79 win at Pitt. He is currently nine wins from his 500th career victory • Senior co-captains Liz Repella and Madina Ali earned all-BIG EAST honors. Repella became a three-time allconference selection, earning first team honors for the second consecutive season • Liz Repella earned Capital One Academic All-America First Team honors in back-to-back seasons, becoming only the second Mountaineer in program history to do so • Liz Repella, Madina Ali, Korinne Campbell, Vanessa House and Sarah Miles, the five seniors, graduated after amassing the most wins in two seasons in program history

COACHMIKECAREY

with a 53-15 overall record


• The Mountaineers have recorded six 20-win seasons under Mike Carey in the last eight years. • WVU increased its overall attendance with six crowds ranking in the top-20 all-time largest Women’s Basketball crowds at the WVU Coliseum.

MADINAALI

• As a team, the Mountaineers earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.139 • Fifty percent of WVU’s women’s

MadinaAli All-BIG EAST Second Team honoree Paradise Jam Island Division All-Star Team

basketball games were on television

LIZREPELLA

with nine games on national networks,

All-BIG EAST first team honors for second consecutive season

including ESPN2’s Big Monday game

Capital One Academic All-America First team in back-to-back seasons Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award Finalist

LIZREPELLA

WBCA State Farm Wade Trophy watch list WBCA/State Farm All-America Team finalist BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award Paradise Jam Island Division MVP Paradise Jam Island Division All-Star Team

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Cross CountrY • Recognized by the NCAA for ranking in the top 10% of all cross country teams in the Multi-year Academic Progress Rate for seventh year in a row • Sent two individuals, Kaitlyn Gillespie and SarahAnne Brault, to the NCAA Championships • Gillespie earned All-America honors at the NCAA Championships, arriving in 34th overall with a 6k time of 20:46 • Brault finished the NCAA Championships in 71st overall in 21:08 • Fifth-place finish at the NCAA MidAtlantic Regional • Fifth-place finish at the BIG EAST Championships • Strong regional and conference finishes without projected leaders Kaylyn Christopher, Jessica O’Connell and Kate Harrison, who were redshirted for the season

COACHSeanCLEARY

MARIADALZOT


KAITLYNgillespie

KaitlynGillespie All-American following 34th-place mark at NCAA Championships with 6k time of 20:46 10th-place finishes at NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional and BIG EAST Championships Named to all-region, all-conference teams First at BIG EAST Preview, Notre Dame Invitational

Sarah-AnneBrault NCAA qualifier Named to all-Mid-Atlantic Region team Best finish of year at Notre Dame Invitational, arriving in second

Sarah-AnneBRAULT Âť19


FOOTBALL

9-4/5-2 BIG EAST

• Earned share of its sixth BIG EAST Championship, most of any team in the league • WVU posted its sixth straight season of nine wins or more, one of four schools in the nation to accomplish the feat

CHRISNEILD

• WVU is one of seven schools nationally to have won at least eight games for nine-straight years (2002-10) • WVU played in its ninth straight bowl game, best in school history • Eleven Mountaineers earned BIG EAST honors, marking the fourth-straight year that WVU had has 10 or more league selections • The defense finished No. 2 nationally in rushing defense, fewest first downs allowed, third-down efficiency defense and sacks, No. 3 in scoring and total defense, No. 6 in most defensive three-and-outs and No. 11 in pass defense • WVU was the only team in the nation to not give up more than 23 points in a game and was the only team in the nation to not allow at least 30 points once during the season • WVU had five players earn All-

BILLSTEWART

America honors, six players invited to senior all-star games and six players invited to NFL combine

JOCKSANDERS


JeffCasteel

BIG EAST Coordinator of the Year (rivals.com)

BillKirelawich

Defensive Line Coach of the Year (FootballScoop)

MikeKerin

Football Operations Director of the Year (FootballScoop)

TavonAustin

All-BIG EAST first team (rivals.com) All-BIG EAST second team (Coaches/Phil Steele) WVU Gridiron Gladiator Award (Coaching Staff)

DonBarclay

All-BIG EAST first team (Phil Steele) All-BIG EAST second team (Coaches/rivals.com) WVU Ideal Mountaineer Man (Coaching Staff)

ScooterBerry

NFL Combine All-BIG EAST second team (Coaches/Phil Steele) WVU Gridiron Gladiator Award (Coaching Staff)

JeffBraun

All-BIG EAST third team (Phil Steele)

NoelDevine

Under Armour Senior Bowl NFL Combine All-BIG EAST third team (Phil Steele) WVU career all-purpose leader (5,676)

TerenceGarvin

All-BIG EAST third team (Phil Steele)

SidneyGlover

All-BIG EAST second team (Phil Steele) WVU Whitey Gwynne Award (Coaching Staff)

Brandon Hogan

Under Armour Senior Bowl Drafted in fourth round of NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers All-BIG EAST first team (ESPN.com) All-BIG EAST second team (Coaches) All-BIG EAST second team (Phil Steele/rivals.com) WVU Defensive Player of the Year (Coaching Staff)

Bruce Irvin

Honorable Mention All-American (SI.com) All-BIG EAST second team (Coaches) All-BIG EAST third team (Phil Steele) No. 2 nationally in sacks (NCAA) WVU Danny Van Etten Newcomer of the Year (Coaching Staff)

JoshJenkins

All-BIG EAST second team (rivals.com/Phil Steele)

EricJobe

Capital One Academic All-District (CoSIDA) All-BIG EAST third team (Phil Steele) Ira Rodgers Award (Coaching Staff)

WillJohnson

WVU Ideal Mountaineer Man (Coaching Staff)

JeremyKash

Keith Tandy

All-BIG EAST first team (Phil Steele) John Russell Award (Coaching Staff)

Rivals.com All-American (third team) ECAC All-Star Team (ECAC) All-BIG EAST first team (rivals.com/Coaches/ ESPN.com) All-BIG EAST first team (Phil Steele) Finished No. 5 nationally in passes defended Finished No. 10 nationally in interceptions WVU Ideal Mountaineer Man (Coaching Staff)

JulianMiller

J.T. Thomas

WVU Whitey Gwynne Award (Coaching Staff)

AnthonyLeonard

All-BIG EAST second team (Phil Steele) WVU Gridiron Gladiator Award (Coaching Staff)

JoeMadsen

Scout Team Offensive Player of the Year (Coaching Staff)

Under Armour Senior Bowl Drafted in sixth round of NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears All-BIG EAST first team (Coaches/ESPN.com/ Phil Steele) All-BIG EAST second team (rivals.com) WVU Gridiron Gladiator Award (Coaching Staff)

ChrisNeild

TylerUrban

All-BIG EAST first team (ESPN.com) All-BIG EAST second team (rivals.com/Phil Steele) WVU Ideal Mountaineer Man (Coaching Staff)

PeteMiller

Under Armour Senior Bowl Drafted in seventh round of NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins Rivals.com All-American (third team) Phil Steele All-American (fourth team) WVU Defensive Player of the Year (Coaching Staff) Louis Meisel Award, top senior play, both academically and athletically (WVU Alumni) ECAC All-Star Team (ECAC) BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year (rivals.com) All-BIG EAST first team (Coaches/ESPN.com/ Phil Steele) John Russell Award (Coaching Staff)

WVU Ideal Mountaineer Man (Coaching Staff)

GreggPugnetti

All-BIG EAST third team (Phil Steele) WVU Scott Shirley Award (Coaching Staff)

Taige Redman

Scout Team Defensive Player of the Year (Coaching Staff)

Jock Sanders

Under Armour Senior Bowl NFL Combine All-BIG EAST second team (Coaches) All-BIG EAST third team (Phil Steele) WVU Offensive Player of the Year (Coaching Staff) WVU record-holder with 41 straight games with a reception WVU career receptions leader (206)

RobertSands

Under Armour Senior Bowl Drafted in fifth round of NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals All-American (Sporting News) All-BIG EAST first team (Coaches/rivals.com/ ESPN.com) All-BIG EAST third team (Phil Steele) WVU Gridiron Gladiator Award (Coaching Staff)

GenoSmith

All-BIG EAST first team (ESPN.com/rivals.com) All-BIG EAST first team (PhilSteele) All-BIG EAST second team (Coaches) Ninth passer in school history to throw for more than 2,000 yards in a season Third quarterback in school history to throw for more than 20 touchdowns in a season Second most touchdown passes in a single season in school history WVU Gridiron Gladiator Award (Coaching Staff)

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gymnastics 13-10/ 10-4 EAGL

AMYBIESKI • After 37 years at the helm, coach Linda Burdette-Good announced her retirement on April 3, 2011. She was named the second gymnastics coach at West Virginia in 1975, taking over a one-year program, and compiled a 644-263-4 (.709) overall record. She retires as the only WVU coach to earn 600 career wins with a Mountaineer team • Jason Butts was named WVU’s third gymnastics head coach on April 26, 2011. His elevation followed a five-year tenure with the Mountaineers that saw him rise from assistant coach to associate head coach • The Mountaineers finished sixth at the 2011 NCAA Southeast Regional Championships in Athens, Ga., the team’s 28th NCAA regional appearance and 33rd overall regional championship • Sophomore Kaylyn Millick scored 9.85 and finished fifth on floor at the regional championship, the highest Mountaineer individual finish • Senior Amy Bieski capped off her brilliant four-year Mountaineer career ranked No. 2 on the all-time WVU career points list with 1,978.925 points. She also ranks No. 2 on the career all-around meets list (48) and No. 3 on the career 39.0-plus all-around scores list (23) • The Mountaineers scored 193.725 and finished fourth at the 2011 East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) Championship. The team placed first on vault (49.275) and floor (49.25), and seventh on bars (47.575) and beam (47.625) • Bieski won bars outright with a 9.825 score. She became WVU’s 35th league champion, and first since 2009. She was the sixth Mountaineer bars champion, and the first since former teammate Mehgan Morris won back-to-back titles in 2008 and 2009 • Bieski also finished second on floor (9.875) and fifth in the allaround (38.95) • Freshman Hope Sloanhoffer scored a career-best 9.9 and placed second on beam at the EAGL Championship. She also tied teammate Tina Maloney for second place on vault (9.875)

COACHLINDABURDETTE-GOOD

• Prior to the league championship, Bieski was named the EAGL Gymnast and Outstanding Senior of the Year. She was the sixth league gymnast, and fourth Mountaineer, to earn both awards in one season


• Five Mountaineers earned 10 all-EAGL honors. Bieski and Sloanhoffer earned a combined six first team awards – Bieski was named to the vault, bars and all-around first teams, while Sloanhoffer scored vault, beam and floor honors. Additionally, Bieski also was named to the floor second team, and Sloanhoffer earned the team’s MVP award • Junior Nicole Roach and senior Emily Kerwin also were named to the all-EAGL bars first team, while junior Tina Maloney was named to the vault second team • The Mountaineers earned a league-best 13 EAGL weekly awards. Sloanhoffer scored an individual-best nine honors, including a program-best six EAGL Rookie of the Week awards; she also was a three-time EAGL Specialist of the Week. Bieski was named the EAGL Gymnast of the Week three times, while sophomore Chelsea Goldschrafe scored one EAGL Specialist of the Week honor • Thirteen Mountaineers were named to the all-EAGL Academic Team, with seniors Bieski, Stephanie Keaton and Naja Johnson earning their fourth career awards • Ten Mountaineers were named to the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/ Women (NACGC/W) in July, 2010. BurdetteGood coached 77 NACGC/W Scholastic AllAmericans throughout her 37-year career.

FAYEMEADEN

• WVU ranked No. 22 nationally in average attendance for the 2011 season, averaging 1,501 fans in five home meets at the WVU Coliseum. The squad also boasted the 15th-best singlemeet mark, as 3,206 fans were on hand for the team’s Jan. 14 home opener against Michigan State in the inaugural WVU “Beauty and the Beast” meet. The attendance mark was the third highest in program history. This year’s average attendance per meet was the team’s best since 2000 • Sloanhoffer had an immediate impact on the Mountaineers’ success. She competed in every meet as a three-event specialist, hit 40 out of 40 routines and scored 9.8 or better 30 times. Her teammates awarded her the inaugural Linda Burdette-Good Award as the Most Valuable Gymnast. She was the first rookie MVP since Bieski shared the honor with Morris in 2008

AmyBIESKI

Ranked No. 2 on the all-time WVU career points list (1,978.925) Ranked No. 2 on the all-time WVU career all-around meets list (48) Ranked No. 3 on the all-time WVU career 39.0-plus allaround scores list (23) EAGL Gymnast of the Year and Outstanding Senior Gymnast EAGL bars champion Second place, floor, EAGL Championship All-EAGL vault first team All-EAGL bars first team All-EAGL all-around first team All-EAGL floor second team All-EAGL Academic Team Three-time EAGL Gymnast of the Week NACGC/W Scholastic All-America WVU Joseph Medrick Award (top all-around gymnast)

MakenzieBristol All-EAGL Academic Team

MarinaGalante All-EAGL Academic Team

ChelseaGoldschrafe

EAGL Specialist of the Week (Feb. 8)

ArleneHathaway

NACGC/W Scholastic All-America All-EAGL Academic Team

NajaJohnson

All-EAGL Academic Team

StephanieKeaton

NACGC/W Scholastic All-America All-EAGL Academic Team

EmilyKerwin

All-EAGL bars first team All-EAGL Academic Team WVU John Quackenbush Award for Mountaineer Spirit Team Captain

TinaMaloney

Second place, vault, EAGL Championship All-EAGL vault second team NACGC/W Scholastic All-America All-EAGL Academic Team

EMILYKERWIN

KaylynMillick

Fifth place, floor, NCAA Southeast Regional Championships All-EAGL Academic Team

FayeMeaden Team captain

NicoleRoach

All-EAGL bars first team All-EAGL Academic Team

HopeSloanhoffer

Second place, beam, EAGL Championship Second place, vault, EAGL Championship All-EAGL vault first team All-EAGL beam first team All-EAGL floor first team EAGL Team MVP All-EAGL Academic Team Six-time EAGL Rookie of the Week Three-time EAGL Specialist of the Week Linda Burdette-Good Award (most valuable gymnast)

BethanyYurko

All-EAGL Academic Team WVU Sally Medrick Award (most improved gymnast)

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RIFLE

PETRAZUBLASIN

11-2/ 5-1 GARC

• Finished in second place (4697) at the 2011 NCAA Championships, the team’s third top-three finish in the last three seasons • The Mountaineers won the NCAA air rifle crown with a team score of (2368). The squad also finished second in smallbore (2329) • Senior Nicco Campriani won the air rifle national title with a final score of (701.0). He is the first WVU individual national champion since Marcos Scrivner won the smallbore crown in 1997. He is the first air rifle champion since Trevor Gathman (1996). He also finished second in smallbore (689.0) • Three additional Mountaineers also placed at the NCAA Championships: Tommy Santelli (fourth place, smallbore), Petra Zublasing (second place, air rifle) and Justin Pentz (fifth place, air rifle) • Six Mountaineers, the most honorees of any team in the nation, earned a combined eight National Rifle Association All-America honors. Campriani was named to the air rifle and smallbore first teams, while Zublasing earned air rifle first team accolades

COACH COACHJONHAMMOND GREGVANZANT


LASING

• WVU won its second straight Great American Rifle Conference (GARC) title with a team score of 4704; the title was the team’s fifth. The squad also swept the air rifle and smallbore titles • Campriani repeated as the GARC air rifle, smallbore and combined score champion • Campriani earned the GARC Shooter and Senior of the Year awards and was the Mountaineers’ GARC Scholar-Athlete representative; he was the third WVU student-athlete to earn the shooter of the year award, and the first since Cory Willis (2000) • The team shot a nation-best 4704 score in three straight matches leading into the NCAA Championships; the score is a program record • Held the nation’s No. 1 ranking from the preseason until the NCAA Championships; the team ended the season ranked No. 2 • Produced school-record scores of 2376 air rifle and 2337 smallbore • Campriani shot a nation- and school-best 600 air rifle twice

NICCOCAMPRIANI • A program-best seven Mountaineers were named to the CRCA all-Academic list; at least five shooters have been named to the list each season since coach Jon Hammond’s arrival in 2006 • Campriani won the Gold medal in the men’s 10m air rifle at the 2010 International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Championship on July 31; with the win, he became the first qualified athlete among all sport events for the London 2012 Olympic Games

NiccoCampriani NCAA air rifle champion Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-American (first team) NRA first team air rifle All-America NRA first team smallbore All-America GARC smallbore, air rifle and combined score champion GARC Shooter of the Year GARC Senior of the Year GARC Scholar-Athlete All-GARC air rifle, smallbore and combined score first team Gold medal, men’s 10m air rifle, ISSF World Championship CRCA all-Academic Team Red Brown Cup Winner BrandiEskew Third place, smallbore, GARC Championship Eighth place, combined score, GARC Championship All-GARC smallbore honorable mention MichaelKulbacki All-GARC air rifle second team All-GARC combined score honorable mention Member of the 2010 United States Junior National Team CRCA all-Academic Team AndyLamson NRA second team air rifle All-America Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-American (first team) Second place, smallbore, GARC Championship Third place, combined score, GARC Championship All-GARC air rifle second team All-GARC combined score honorable mention CRCA all-Academic Team JustinPentz Fifth place, air rifle, NCAA Championships NRA honorable mention air rifle All-America All-GARC smallbore, air rifle and combined score second team CRCA all-Academic Team TommySantelli Fourth place, smallbore, NCAA Championships NRA second team air rifle All-America NRA second team smallbore All-America All-GARC combined score first team All-GARC smallbore and air rifle second team KyleSmith NRA second team smallbore All-America Eighth place, smallbore, GARC Championship All-GARC smallbore second team All-GARC combined score honorable mention CRCA all-Academic Team PetraZublasing Second place, air rifle, NCAA Championships NRA first team air rifle All-America Second place, air rifle and combined score, GARC Championship Fourth place, smallbore, GARC Championship CRCA all-Academic Team Ashley Zultanky CRCA all-Academic Team

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ROWING • Earned three medals at the Head of the Ohio Regatta, including first place in the open eight race, and second and third place in the open doubles race • Had three boats finish in the top ten at the Schuykill Regatta, out of 35 entries • The Mountaineers closed out the fall season by earning two medals at both the Head of the Occoquan and the Philadelphia Frostbite Regattas. • The Varsity eight and Second Varsity eight boats earned the silver and bronze medals in the finals of their respective races at the Occoquan Sprints, which was only their second race of the spring season.

COACHJIMMYKING


RACHELVIGLIANCO

SARAHCartwright Beta Gamma Sigma (international honor society for business) Scholarship

ShannonGribbons College Rowing Coaches Association Academic All-Mid Atlantic First Team

HilaryMeale Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association National Scholar-Athlete

CaitlynMurphy Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association National Scholar-Athlete

Rachelle Purych Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association National Scholar-Athlete

RachelViglianco Second Team Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award National Strength and Conditioning Association All-American

RACHELLEPURYCH

Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association National Scholar-Athlete

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MEN’S SOCCER 11-8-2/5-4 BIG EAST

• The Mountaineers finished the season with an 11-8-2 record (5-4-2 in the BIG EAST), including a 10-1 mark at home, winning their final 10 games at home, which is the nation’s longest home winning streak • Final two losses came to national runner-up Louisville and national champion Akron • Made it to the second round of the NCAA tournament, the team’s first time qualifying since 2007 • The 11-win mark was the most since 2007 and the team earned the No. 4 seed in the BIG EAST Tournament and continued its streak of qualifying for postseason play each year since 2004 • The team ranked 23rd nationally in total attendance and 28th in average attendance per match • The strength of schedule ranked 13th in the country and the final nonadjusted RPI ranked 25th • Academically, the team once again won a team academic award by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America

COACHMARLONLEBLANC


• At the conclusion of the season, West Virginia had a No. 25 ranking according to TopDrawerSoccer. com, and at the annual team banquet defender Eric Schoenle was awarded the Player’s Player of the Year, while Ruben Garrido was given the Coach’s Award • By the conclusion of the season, Zach Johnson made his mark in the record book owning a part in all of the goalkeeper records. Johnson finished his career first in goalkeeper minutes (7,548), first in goals-against average (0.71), second in shutouts (36) and fourth in goalkeeper saves (282) • Shadow Sebele led the team with five goals and 11 assists for 21 points, while Franck Tayou finished with a team-high nine goals

ZACHJOHNSON

RAYGADDIS Third team All-American by TopDrawerSoccer.com All-BIG EAST second team BIG EAST Preseason Team

RubenGarrido Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District second team

ZachJohnson All-BIG EAST second team

ShadowSebele RAYGADDIS

All-BIG EAST second team

EricSchoenle All-BIG EAST third team

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Women’s Soccer 18-5-1/9-1-1 BIG EAST

• Women’s soccer won the 2010 BIG EAST Championship – becoming the first WVU program to win multiple BIG EAST tournament titles • West Virginia’s 18 tied the school record for most wins in a season (2002 and 2007) • WVU’s 14-match win streak is a school record, surpassing the previous record of nine, set by the 2002 and 2003 teams. The win streak was the second longest in the nation behind only national runner-up Stanford (19) at the time it was snapped • Team was ranked as high as No. 7 (Soccer America) in the country. Finished the season ranked No. 7 (Soccer America), No. 13 (NSCAA) and No. 14 (TopDrawerSoccer) • WVU played five teams in the NSCAA’s final top 25, also earned a final NCAA RPI of No. 12. WVU played five teams in the RPI top 15 and nine teams in the top 50

KERRIBUTLER

COACHNIKKIIZZO-BROWN


• West Virginia has now made 11 consecutive trips to the NCAA tournament – the nation’s ninth longest streak. The Mountaineers have advanced to the NCAA Round of 32 in eight of 11 seasons • Team earned ninth consecutive NSCAA Team Academic Award • Three women’s soccer players earned perfect 4.0 GPAs in the fall semester

Lisa STOIA NSCAA/Mondo North Atlantic Regional Assistant Coach of the Year

KerriButler NSCAA third team all-Northeast region 2010 BIG EAST Championship Most Outstanding Defensive Player 2010 BIG EAST Championship All-Tournament Team Second team all-BIG EAST

ChelseyCorroto Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District first team NSCAA Scholar all-East region third team

EricaHenderson NSCAA second team all-Northeast region

AshtinLarkin • For the 10th straight season, at least one Mountaineer was named CoSIDA academic all-district • For the fifth straight season, at least one Mountaineer was named NSCAA scholar all-region • The 1,688 fans in attendance for the NCAA first round match against Morehead State marked the second largest crowd at Dick Dlesk for a women’s soccer match • WVU’s 1-0 win over fifth-ranked Virginia matched the highest ranked opponent WVU has defeated in school history

NSCAA Scholar all-East region third team Team captain

MeghanLewis 2010 BIG EAST Championship All-Tournament Team 2010 BIG EAST Championship Most Outstanding Offensive Player TopDrawerSoccer Team of the Week (Nov. 8) NSCAA Scholar all-East region second team Team captain

BryMcCarthy NSCAA third team all-Northeast region 2010 BIG EAST Championship All-Tournament Team Third team all-BIG EAST

SydneyMetheny Team captain

BlakeMiller

• WVU’s 3-0 shutout against Georgetown was the program’s 200th win

2010 BIG EAST Championship All-Tournament Team Second team all-BIG EAST

• Nikki Izzo-Brown has secured double-digit wins in each of the past 11 seasons, and she has never had a losing season in 16 years as a head coach

MeganMischler

• Recognized by the NCAA for ranking in the top 10% of all soccer teams in the Multiyear Academic Progress Rate for third year in a row

NSCAA first team all-Northeast region First team all-BIG EAST Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District second team

2010 BIG EAST Championship All-Tournament Team Second team all-BIG EAST

BriRodriguez

FrancesSilva

BRIRODRIGUEZ

Soccer America all-Rookie second team BIG EAST all-Freshman Team

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Swimming & Diving

4-2/4th place BIG EAST Championships (men) 2-7/3rd place BIG EAST Championships (women) • Jared Goldthorpe was the lone men’s NCAA Championships participant and earned honorable mention All-America status with a 10th-place finish in the 200 back. Goldthorpe set the school record with a time of 1:42.17. He also swam in the 500 free, taking 36th place • WVU opened the season against Penn State, defeating the Nittany Lions 125-116 in upset fashion • Divers Matt O’Neill and Richard Pokorny each qualified for the NCAA Zone “A” Diving Championships • Ten swimmers earned all-BIG EAST recognition for top three performances at the BIG EAST Championships • The women finished with a 2-7 overall record and took third place at the BIG EAST Championships • Mandie Nugent represented the Mountaineers at the women’s NCAA Championships, swimming in the 100 fly, 200 fly and 500 free • Nugent and Rachael Burnett were named the women’s coBIG EAST Women’s Most Outstanding Swimmers at the BIG EAST Championships • Six swimmers earned all-BIG EAST recognition for top three performances at the BIG EAST Championships. • Kata Fodor, Rachael Burnett, Breanna McCann and Mandie Nugent broke a combined five school records, while Nugent broke the BIG EAST record in the 200 fly • NSCAA Academic All-America team

COACHvicriggs


TaylorCamp

First team all-BIG EAST (100 fly) Second team all-BIG EAST (400 free relay, 200 medley relay) Third team all-BIG EAST (800 free relay)

ZachChow

Second team all-BIG EAST (200 free relay)

BradEichenseer

Second team all-BIG EAST (200 free relay, 400 free relay, 200 medley relay)

GeorgeFarquhar

Second team all-BIG EAST (200 medley relay, 400 medley relay)

JaredGoldthorpe

MEN

Honorable Mention All-America (200 back) Second team all-BIG EAST (400 free relay, 400 medley relay, 200 back) Third team all-BIG EAST (800 free relay)

GrahamKauffman

Second team all-BIG EAST (200 free relay)

JakeQuerciagrossa

RACHAELBURNETT

Third team all-BIG EAST (800 free relay)

HughSimmonds

Second team all-BIG EAST (400 free relay) Third team all-BIG EAST (800 free relay)

TimSquires

Second team all-BIG EAST (50 free, 200 free relay, 200 medley relay, 400 medley relay)

RachaelBurnett

Co-BIG EAST Women’s Most Outstanding Swimmer First team all-BIG EAST (500 free, 400 IM) Second team all-BIG EAST (800 free relay) Third team all-BIG EAST (400 medley relay)

MANDIENUGENT

KataFodor

Second team all-BIG EAST (500 free, 1650 free, 800 free relay)

WOMEN

BreannaMcCann

Second team all-BIG EAST (200 IM)

TAYLORCAMP

MandieNugent

NCAA Qualifier Co-BIG EAST Women’s Most Outstanding Swimmer First team all-BIG EAST (200 fly) Second team all-BIG EAST (100 fly, 800 free relay) Third team all-BIG EAST (400 medley relay)

DanielleSmith

Second team all-BIG EAST (800 free relay) Third team all-BIG EAST (400 medley relay)

JarynStuder

Third team all-BIG EAST (400 medley relay)


TENNIS

8-14/4-7 BIG EAST • Tina Samara became the fifth tennis coach in program history prior to the start of the season • Honored as a 2010 all-academic team by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) for having an overall team GPA of 3.2 or higher • Five members were named 2010 ITA Scholar Athletes for having a 3.5 GPA or higher, including current Mountaineers Ashley Pilsbury and Emily Mathis • In the fall, WVU captured two titles in its eighthannual Martha Thorn Invitational in flights ‘C’ and ‘D’, and a flight ‘A’ title at the Queen City Classic • Freshman Melis Tanik led the Mountaineers in the fall with two titles, while freshman Mary Chupa led the spring season with a winning record

ASHLEYPILSBURY

COACHTINASAMARA


EMILYMATHIS

MARYCHUPA

MELISTANIK

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Track and Field

Fifth, BIG EAST (indoors)/Second, BIG EAST (outdoors) Indoor • Posted an 18-place finish at the 2011 Indoor Championships, with only three student-athletes competing, marking the third straight season with a Top 20 finish • Seniors Keri Bland and Chelsea Carrier earned All-America honors. Bland finished sixth in the mile, while Carrier finished fifth in the pentathlon and fourth in the 60-meter hurdles • Finished fifth at the 2011 BIG EAST Indoor Championships with three individual conference titles • Chelsea Carrier won the pentathlon and 60-meter hurdles and Jessica O’Connell won the 3,000-meter run • Recognized by the NCAA for ranking in the top 10% of all indoor track teams in the Multiyear Academic Progress Rate Outdoor • Posted the highest finish in school history at the 2011 BIG EAST Outdoor Championships after placing second behind Louisville • WVU scored in 13 out of 21 events and won five conference titles • WVU tied the school record for the most student-athletes to qualify for the NCAA Regionals this season with 12 • On May 10, WVU entered the Top 20 national rankings at No. 19 • Seven athletes qualified for NCAA Outdoor Championships • Finished in 20th place with 14 points at NCAA Outdoor Championships

COACHSEANCLEARY

• Recognized by the NCAA for ranking in the top 10% of all outdoor track teams in the Multiyear Academic Progress Rate


Marie-LouiseAsselin

BIG EAST Institutional Female Scholar-Athlete Award.

KeriBland

NCAA qualifier indoors in 3,000 meters Third team All-America in 1,500 meters outdoors McCoy Award as Trackperson of the Year named by the West Virginia Sports Writer’s Association Won Fred Schaus Captain’s Award for the third straight year Third Team Capital One Academic All-America First Team Capital One Academic All-District

Sarah-AnneBrault

KATELYNWILLIAMS

Third team All-America in 10,000 meters outdoors Second Team Capital One Academic All-America First Team Capital One Academic All-District

ChelseaCarrier

First team All-American in pentathlon and 60-meter hurdles indoors and heptathlon outdoors and third team in 100-meter hurdles outdoors BIG EAST indoor champion in the pentathlon and the 60-meter hurdles BIG EAST Field Athlete of the Meet at the Indoor Championships. BIG EAST Track Athlete of the Meet after winning three titles including the long jump (first WVU woman to do so), the 100-meter hurdles (stadium record) and the 400-meter hurdles (top time in the conference at the time) Mid-Atlantic Region Field Athlete of the Year Ranked No. 1 in the country for the heptathlon for most of the outdoor season Owns school records in the 60-meter hurdles, 100-meter hurdles, pentathlon and heptathlon Qualified for the NCAA Championships in the long jump, 100-meter hurdles and heptathlon

KaylynChristopher

NCAA Outdoor Regional qualifier in 1,500 meters outdoors

SydneyCummings

NCAA Outdoor Regional qualifier in high jump

KaitlynGillespie

NCAA Regional qualifier in 10,000 meters

KateHarrison

NCAA runner-up in 10,000 meters outdoors EAST Regional champion in 10,000 meters outdoors BIG EAST champion outdoors in 10,000 meters

AhnaLewis

NCAA Regional qualifier in 10,000 meters

MeghanMock

Third team All-America in long jump outdoors

JessicaO’Connell

BIG EAST champion in 3,000 meters indoors NCAA Indoor qualifier in 3,000 meters

AprilRotilio

Third Team All-America in 400-meter dash outdoors BIG EAST champion in 400-meter dash outdoors Second Team Capital One Academic All-America First Team Capital One Academic All-District

Chené Townsend

NCAA Regional qualifier in 100-meter hurdles

KatelynWilliams

Third Team All-America in high jump outdoors

SeanCleary

Mid-Atlantic Coach of the Year BIG EAST Coaching Staff of the Year JenniferDavis BIG EAST Coaching Staff of the Year

CHELSEACARRIER

Shelly-AnnGallimore

BIG EAST Coaching Staff of the Year

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Volleyball 15-15/5-9 BIG EAST

• The third volleyball coach in school history, Jill Kramer, was named just a day before the start of spring camp • The Mountaineers began the season with their best start in almost 20 years with a 4-0 record at the WVU Classic • Defeated Marshall for the first time since 2001, with a dominating 3-0 victory at the WVU Coliseum • Also defeated Pitt for the first time in more than 40 years and only the second time in program history in another 3-0 match at the Coliseum • Throughout most of the season, West Virginia was ranked No. 1 in the BIG EAST and on the national list for digs per set • Ranked No.1 nationally and in BIG EAST for digs per set during season • Finished one win away from BIG EAST tournament berth

COACHJILLKRAMER


LAURENEVANS

LaurenEVANS BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll three times (Aug. 30, Sept. 20 and Oct. 18) during season, MVP and high point scorer at WVU Classic All-tournament team at the Black and Gold Challenge at Wake Forest

BONNIEWEST Finished as WVU’s career leader in digs with 1,919.

BONNIEWEST

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Wrestling 9-6 4-2 EWL

• Sent five individuals to the NCAA Wrestling Championships in Philadelphia • Finished third in the Eastern Wrestling League with a 4-2 league record behind No. 18 Pitt (6-0) and No. 20 Edinboro (5-1) • Came in second place at the EWL Championships with 116.5 points behind Pitt’s 132.5

DONNIEJONES COACHCRAIGTURNBULL

SHANEYOUNG


• Five grapplers earned second-place finishes at the EWL Championships to qualify for the NCAA Championships • Improved from a 3-10 record from the 2009-10 season

SHANEYOUNG

Had the most victories on team with 28, earning a 2810 record on year Ranked as high as No. 18 in the country (125 pounds) Earned a second straight trip to the NCAA Championships Came in fourth place at the Reno Tournament of Champions, including a win over Navy’s No. 17-ranked Aaron Kalil Second-place finish at the EWL Championships First place at the Washington & Jefferson College Open

Nathan Pennesi • Upset No. 8 Illinois by an 18-15 score after senior Brandon Rader pinned No. 7-ranked Eric Terrazas in just 49 seconds to get the team victory • The win over Illinois was the program’s first victory over a top-10 opponent since 1994 • Came in 23rd place at the prestigious Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational • Had a 10th-place finish at the difficult Reno Tournament of Champions • Redshirt freshman Nathan Pennesi placed second at the event, falling to No. 2-ranked Andrew Hochstrasser of Boise State in the championship match • Sophomore Shane Young also placed in Reno, arriving in fourth overall having wrestled an incredible nine matches in the one-day event •

Earned three first-place finishes and three second-place marks at the Washington & Jefferson College Open • Had one second-place finish and two third-place marks at the Navy Classic • Redshirt seniors Brandon Rader and Donnie Jones finished their careers with 70 and 65 wins, respectively

Had a 24-8 record, second-best on the team Ranked as high as No. 12 on the year (133 pounds) EWL Wrestler of the Week on Dec. 20 Competed at NCAA Championships for first time Came in second place at the EWL Championships Led the team in near-fall points (101), major decision wins (11) and tech falls (3) Came in second at the Reno Tournament of Champions, falling to No. 2 Andrew Hochstrasser In final

Michael Morales

Earned an 18-11 record as true freshman Named to Amateur Wrestling News’ all-Rookie Team Third-place mark at EWL Championships (141 pounds) Outscored dual opponents 39-24 Third-best on team in major decision wins (6) Fifth-best on team in wins (18)

Brandon Rader

Earned a 14-11 record on the year, ending career with 70 wins Participated in NCAA Championships for third time of career Came in second at the EWL Championships (149 pounds) Ranked as high as No. 8 during year Named EWL Wrestler of the Week on Jan. 9 Named WVU Student-Athlete of the Week on Jan. 11

Donnie Jones

Went 20-6 for the year, ending career with 65 wins Participated in the NCAA Championships for fourth time of his career, going 1-2 and defeating Kent State’s No. 33-ranked Ross Tice Named EWL Wrestler of the Week on Jan. 25 Ranked as high as No. 14 during the year Came in second at the EWL Championships (165 pounds) Went undefeated during the EWL regular season (60), three over ranked opponents) Best dual record on team (11-1) and best EWL record (8-1) on team Five wins over ranked opponents

Alex Meade

Earned a 7-3 mark after transferring from Oklahoma State Came in second at the EWL Championships (174 pounds) Went 5-2 in dual matches Earned seven straight league victories

Matt Ryan

Went 22-9 for the year Advanced farthest on team at NCAA Championships to third round of wrestlebacks, defeating Pitt’s No. 15 Max Thomusseit Came in third at the EWL Championships (184 pounds) Ranked as high as No. 18 during the year Most victories over ranked opponents (5) on team Fastest fall time on team, defeating Cleveland State’s Corbin Boone in 43 seconds First place at Washington & Jefferson College Open


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2010-11 STAFF LISTING West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics Administration Director of Athletics: Oliver Luck Deputy Director of Athletics: Mike Parsons Associate Athletic Director – Compliance and Governance – Keli Cunningham Associate Athletic Director - Student Services: Garrett Ford Associate Athletic Director - Sports Development: Terri Howes Assistant Athletic Director – Communications: Michael Fragale Assistant Athletic Director - Marketing & Sales: Brad Howe Assistant Athletic Director - Patrick Hairston Director of Athletics Emeritus: Ed Pastilong ATHLETIC DIRECTOR’S OFFICE Office Administrator: Cathy Martin ATHLETIC BUSINESS Manager, Athletic Business Office: Joyce Bucklew Travel Coordinator: Tammy Cavender Business Manager: Jerry Bowermaster Senior Accountant: Gary Waters Senior Office Administrator: Ruby Shrout Administrative Assistant: Eleanor Lamb Data Technician: Pam Bryan Administrative Assistant: Judy Cress Program Assistant: Jenna Huggins ATHLETIC COMPLIANCE Director of Compliance: Jordan Blizzard Director of Compliance: Lacey George Compliance Coordinator: Harley King ATHLETIC EQUIPMENT Varsity Sports Equipment Manager: Bubba Schmidt Football Equipment Manager: Dan Nehlen Assistant Equipment Manager: Steve Bierer Assistant Equipment ManagerScott Herdzik ATHLETIC FACILITIES/OPERATIONS Director of Athletic Facilities/Operations: April Messerly Maintenance Supervisor: Bryan Deem Assisant Director of Facilities/Operations: Zach Eckert Electronics Engineer: Bill Shultz

HEAD COACHES Nikki Izzo-Brown Women’s Soccer Mike Carey Women’s Basketball Sean Cleary Track and Field/Cross Country Linda Burdette-Good Gymnastics Bob Huggins Men’s Basketball

Athletic Maintenance: Bill Chesslo Athletic Maintenance: Jim Ughoc Athletic Maintenance: Jim Ford Athletic Maintenance: Jim Hartley Athletic Maintenance: Doug Lemmon Athletic Maintenance: Tim Long Athletic Operations: Jerry Mahoney Senior Administrative Secretary: Anita Pyles Athletic Maintenance: Greg Ridgeway Athletic Maintenance: Rodney Satterfield Athletic Maintenance: Ralph Shrout Athletic Maintenance: Bill Brandt Athletic Maintenance: Scott Wolfe

SPORTS COMMUNICATIONS Director of New Media: John Antonik Sports Information Director: Bryan Messerly Director of Football Communications: Mike Montoro Sports Publications Director: Joe Swan Associate Sports Information Director: Katie Kane Assistant Sports Publications Director: Tim Goodenow Assistant Sports Information Director: Shannon McNamara Business Manager: Lisa Ammons Program Assistant: Cheryl Maust Program Assistant: Amy Prunty SPORTS MARKETING Sports Marketing Director: Matt Wells Assistant Sports Marketing Director: Nathaniel Zinn STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING Director, Strength and Conditioning: Mike Joseph Associate Director, Strength and Conditioning: Andy Kettler Assistant Director, Strength and Conditioning: Corey Twine Coordinator, Speed Development: Bryan Fitzpatrick Assistant Strength Coach: Kevin McCadam Assistant Strength Coach: Beth Byron Assistant Strength Coach: Jerry Handley Assistant Strength Coach: Luke Sage

STUDENT SERVICES Psychologist for Athletes: Dr. Ed Etzel Educational Counselor: Paul Downey Educational Counselor: Sandy Cole-Dement Educational Counselor: Donnie Tucker Educational Counselor: Erica Wycherley Academic Advisor :Mark Hanselman TICKET OFFICE Ticket Manager: Debby Travinski Coordinator, Premium Seating: Delania Bierer Assistant Ticket Manager: Kelli Gaitan Assistant Ticket Manager: Derek Schrock Ticket Assistant: Ryan Mayer Systems Administrator: Doug Himes ATHLETIC TRAINING Coordinator, Athletic Medical Services: John Spiker Coordinator, Athletic Training Services: Randy Meador Medical Director: Dr. Matt Lively Football Athletic Trainer: Dave Kerns Assistant Football Athletic Trainer: Tony Corley Assistant Athletic Trainer: Meredith Dotson Assistant Athletic Trainer: Allison Hetrick Assistant Athletic Trainer: Liz Bunn Program Assistant: Donna Beatty MOUNTAINEER ATHLETIC CLUB Assistant Athletic Director – Development: Niles Eggleston Senior Director of Development: Gary McPherson Director of Major Campaigns & Gifts: Matt Borman Major Gifts Officer: Ben Murray Major Gifts Officer: Frank Oliverio Director of Development: John Matsko Coordinator of WVU Varsity Club: Dale Wolfley Assistant Director of Development: Casey Cunningham Development Coordinator: Jan Runner Assistant Director of Development: Donnie Young Program Assistant: Kimberly Glass Administrative Secretary: Lisa Thomas MOUNTAINEER SPORTS NETWORK Senior Producer/Director: Greg Shock Senior Producer/Director: Chris Ostien VARSITY SPORTS Program Assistant: Sue Davis Administrative Assistant: Cindy Smith

Jon Hammond Rifle

Tina Samara Tennis

Jimmy King Rowing

Bill Stewart Football

Jill Kramer Volleyball

Craig Turnbull Wrestling

Marlon LeBlanc Men’s Soccer

Greg Van Zant Baseball

Vic Riggs Swimming and Diving



2010-11 WVU Annual Report