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ROWING QUICK FACTS

Rowing is one of the original sports in the modern Olympic Games. Baron Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the modern Olympics, was a rower. Rowers are third largest U.S. delegation (48 athletes)

From 1920 until 1956, the USA won the gold medal in the men’s eight at every Olympic Game.

to the Olympic Games.

Rowing was the first intercollegiate sport contested in the United States. The first rowing race was between Harvard and Yale in 1852. The first rowing club in the U.S. was the Detroit Boat club, founded in 1839.

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The first amateur sport organization was a rowing club – Philadelphia’s Schuylkill Navy – founded in 1858.

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The first national governing body for a sport in the United States was rowing. Founded as the National Association for Amateur Oarsmen in 1872, it was changed in 1982 to the United States Rowing Association.

In 1843, Yale College founded the first collegiate boat club in the U.S.

Physiologists claim that rowing a 2,000-meter race – equivalent to 1.25 miles – is equal to playing back-toback basketball games.

In 1999, the U.S. men’s eight won its third consecutive Gold medal at the World Championships, a first in U.S. history. In 2013, the U.S. women’s eight won gold and extended its streak of eight consecutive world or Olympic titles at the World Rowing Championships.


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Contents

Big 12 Conference �������������������������������������������� 2

2017 Preview

Rowing 101 ������������������������������������������������������ 4

2017 Season Preview�������������������������������������� 52

Rowing Tips������������������������������������������������������ 6

2017 Schedule������������������������������������������������ 52

Henley Royal Regatta���������������������������������������� 7 In The Spotlight�������������������������������������������������� 8

2016 Fall Results �������������������������������������������� 54

In The Community���������������������������������������������� 9

2015-16 Review

WVU Boathouse ���������������������������������������������� 10

A Look Back at 2016 �������������������������������������� 56

Strength And Conditioning������������������������������� 12

2016 Results �������������������������������������������������� 57

Athletic Training ���������������������������������������������� 14

Record Book

Student-Athlete Support���������������������������������� 16 Campus Life���������������������������������������������������� 18 Mountaineer Excellence���������������������������������� 22

Coaching Staff Jimmy King ���������������������������������������������������� 26 Kim Gilmour���������������������������������������������������� 28 Tina Griffith������������������������������������������������������ 29

Regatta Visits�������������������������������������������������� 60 All-Time Opponents ���������������������������������������� 60 Awards and Honors������������������������������������������ 60 Henley Royal Regatta�������������������������������������� 62 All-Time Results���������������������������������������������� 63 Letterwinners�������������������������������������������������� 74

Graduate Assistant Kayla Thieken�������������������� 30

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Support Staff �������������������������������������������������� 30

President E. Gordon Gee���������������������������������� 76

Mountaineer Profiles

Director of Athletics Shane Lyons�������������������� 77

Roster�������������������������������������������������������������� 32

Senior Staff/Head Coaches������������������������������ 78

2017 Returner Bios������������������������������������������ 34

Athletic Facilities���������������������������������������������� 79

Newcomer Bios ���������������������������������������������� 45

Media Information�������������������������������������������� 80

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Conference

BIG 12

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Big 12 Conference is in its 20th year as it continues to promote the strength and success of the nation’s premier athletic conferences under the direction of third-year commissioner Bob Bowlsby.

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Big 12 Conference, comprised of 10 members, remains the only major conference in the nation to determine its champions in all sports directly on the field of play with a full round-robin schedule.

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Virginia and TCU joined the league on July 1, 2012, and became the Big 12’s first additions since inception, joining Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas and Texas Tech.

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rowing, affiliate members Alabama, Old Dominion and Tennessee will join Big 12 opponents Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Texas and West Virginia.

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12 institutions create a league that encompasses five states and nearly 37 million people. More than 4,200 studentathletes from across the United States and around the world compete annually in the sports sponsored by the conference. the water, in the classroom or in the community, studentathletes, administrators, coaches and game officials of the Big 12 support the highest ideals in sportsmanship.

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it began competition in 1996-97, the Big 12 can boast 54 NCAA team titles and 587 individual National Championships.

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The conference office is headquartered in Irving, Texas.


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STERN COXSWAIN (pronounced cox-n): Steers the boat and is the on-the-water coach and strategist for the crew. Must weigh at least 100 lbs. The coxswain may sit in the stern or lie in the bow of the shell.

Rowing 101 The whole body is involved in moving the boat through the water. Although rowing tends to look like an upper body sport, the strength of the stroke comes from the legs.

The stroke is made up of four parts: Catch, Drive, Finish and Recovery. At the catch, the athlete drops the oar blade vertically into the water. At the beginning of the drive, all the work is done by the legs. As the upper body begins to uncoil, the arms begin their work, drawing the oar blades through the water. Continuing the drive, the rowers move their hands quickly into the body. During the finish, the oar handle is moved down, drawing the oar blade out of the water. At the same time, the rower “feathers” the oar – turning the oar handle – so that the oar blade changes from a vertical position to a horizontal one.

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ROWER’S SHOES (bolted into the foot rests)

SLIDING SEAT (on rollers)

The oar remains out of the water as the rower begins recovery, moving the hands away from the body and past the knees. The body follows the hands and the sliding seat moves forward, until, knees bent, the rower is ready for the next catch. Race times can vary considerably depending upon the course and weather conditions. Tailwinds improves times, while headwinds and crosswinds hampers them. Eights and fours are the most common collegiate competitions, and both events are held at the NCAA Championships. The plus sign indicates a coxswain.


BOW (crosses the finish line first)

RIGGER (bolted into the side of the shell and holds the oars)

OARLOCK

Novice:: A rower who is new to the sport, and is in it’s the first year of collegiate competition. Varsity: The collegiate rower who competes beyond the novice level. Head Race: Head races are the traditional fall regatta, in which boats cross the starting line at full speed at roughly 15 second intervals. The course usually involves navigating three miles of river, around bends and under bridges. Regatta: Regatta is the name of rowing events in which several crews compete. Racing Categories: There are several different events at regattas. Typically, the Varsity 8+ event is the most elite, consisting of a team’s best eight rowers. A program’s overall speed is usually measured by how well its top 8+ finishes at a race.

Shell: A boat used in the rowing races. It seats nine people for an eight (eight rowers and a coxswain), and five people for a four (four rowers and a coxswain). It ranges in length from 45 feet for a four to 58 feet for an eight.

Engine Room: Middle rowers in the boat. Generally the biggest and strongest rowers in the boat.

Boat

Coxswain (cox): Person who steers the shell from a seat located in the stern of an 8+ or a lying position in the bow of a 4+. The cox is also the on-the-water coach for the crew.

Oar: Used to drive the boat forward: rowers do not use paddles. Seat Number: Rower’s position in the boat that counts up from the bow. The person closest to the bow of the boat is the “bow,” followed by the 2, then 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and finally 8 or “stroke.” Bow: Rower closest to the front (or bow) of a multi-person shell, and the first part of the boat to cross the finish line. Rigger: The triangular shaped metal device that is bolted onto the side of the boat and holds the oars. WVURowing

Blade: The end of the oar which pulls the boat through the water.

Stroke:The rower who sits closest to the stern. The stroke sets the rhythm for the boat; others behind her must follow his/her cadence. Stern: The rear of the boat; the direction the rowers are facing. Power 10: A call for rowers to do 10 of their best, most powerful strokes. It’s a strategy used to pull ahead of a competitor.

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Tips

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When watching a team row, look for good timing. See if all the oars and bodies are moving together. Technique and synchronization are the keys to being successful. Not only does each member have to do their part, but the crew must work in sync. All strokes must be simultaneous; one rower can make the difference for the entire crew if they do not work together. The crew makes it look easy is most likely the crew doing the best job. Here’s what to watch for: ■■ Continuous,

fluid motion of rowers: all good rowers must have power to move the boat through the water, and must be in top physical condition.

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the bodies of the crew must move in unison.

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catches with the blade: Watch to see if all crew members hit the catch together – and that all the oar blades enter the water at the same time.

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bladework: When the blades are brought out of the water, they should all move horizontally at the same height, just above the water.

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the speed of the shell: The shells don’t move at a consistent speed (slowest at the catch, quickest at the release). A good crew times the catch at the right moment to maintain the speed of the shell.

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rate: With each stroke, the crew is trying to make an excellent run (distance the shell goes in one stroke cycle). During the race, the number of strokes per minute will vary, from 42 to 50 at the start, 34 to 40 in the body and 38 to 42 at the finish.

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case of a false start, or broken equipment within the first 100 meters, competitors are called back. A boat responsible for two false starts are disqualified.

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must stay in their lanes, though there is no penalty for crossing the buoys so long as this does not hinder other competitors and the boat crosses the finish line in the judge’s view.

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course is followed by an umpire in a motorboat, who judges whether the competitors are following the rules. The boat that crosses the finish line first wins the race.


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A Royal Finish

Take five women who never rowed prior to college, give them an experienced coach and a boat, and this is the fairytale story of the West Virginia University rowing team. After a successful showing in the program’s debut season, the Varsity 4+ did something outstanding – qualify for rowing’s most prestigious event – the Henley Royal Regatta. When the four team of Tina Griffith, Rishi Kelley, Erin Nisbet, Noelle Dodge and coxswain Christine DeRienzo finished first at the Dad Vail Regatta, the nation’s largest collegiate race, the team was selected to represent the United States at the Henley. The Mountaineers were selected to attend the big race by the organizers of Dad Vail not only for their first-place finish, but also because they felt WVU had the best chance to win in England. The team was excited to travel to England and represent the state of West Virginia and the U.S. at such a prestigious international regatta. In the town of Henley, rowing is the premier sport and is the center of the town’s attention. “The town of Henley was great,” said former associate head coach Tina Griffith. “You didn’t have to explain to everyone what rowing was, like you do here. It is just one big mass of rowers and people who hold it in high regard. It was definitely a different feel.” The regatta began in 1839 and has been held each year since, except during the World Wars. It started as an afternoon event, but is now held over the course of five days with more than 500 teams competing in 17 events. Because the Henley began before either the England Rowing Association or the International Rowing Federation were created, the Royal Regatta features a longer course and a different style of racing. The women’s course is one mile and 550 yards, which is slightly longer than the distance of a 2,000 meter course. The women only race one team at a time, with the winner advancing to the next round. “The race format is completely different here than it is in normal races,” Griffith said. “Here, you race in heats, like sprints in track, but there it was one-on-one, like a bracket. It was more personal, and you have to do a lot more racing. Each time it felt like there was more on the line, only one was surviving, not the top-three.” WVU’s four team started the competition strong, sailing through the first, second and third rounds, before eventually losing in the finals to Oxford Brookes University (England). Although, the team was eliminated, they broke the course record and made it further than any other team the Dad Vail committee had selected. “I was very grateful for the opportunity, and it was exciting, but it was mainly another opportunity to prove ourselves,” Griffith said. “To be honest, it really didn’t matter the competitor. We just wanted to race and win, and that is one big reason why I think we did so well.” Attending the Henley was a royal finish to the team’s Cinderella year and an experience they will never forget. The team not only made a mark in the program’s first season; they set the bar for future Mountaineers in seasons to come. WVURowing

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Spotlight ■■ Choosing

to become a Mountaineer is special. Without a professional sports team in the state, folks across the state and throughout the region love West Virginia University athletics.

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school helps its student-athletes more than the people at WVU.

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have the unique opportunity to represent themselves, their teammates and their university to news, media, alumni, friends, family and the general public.

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you take advantage of these opportunities, it can have a positive effect, not only on your career as a student-athlete at West Virginia, but also on your life after you have donned the Old Gold and Blue.

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“It’s very important that we are involved

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in the community because we are the beneficiaries of tremendous support on a myriad of levels,” said coach Jimmy King.

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West Virginia University rowing team works hard on the water to ensure that it represents the Old Gold and Blue in the best manner possible during competition. However, the Mountaineers also work hard to give back to those who make the city of Morgantown and the state of West Virginia a kind-hearted and good-natured community.

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Mountaineers are constantly involved in community service activities throughout the state. The team has a continuing relationship with Making Strides for Breast Cancer, the local Big Sister program, the Children’s Hospital and a recent bond with the local Girl Scouts was formed as well.

its sixth straight year, the team volunteered for Making Strides against Breast Cancer at the annual Breast Cancer Walk at Hazel Ruby McQuain Park. The team also held its second annual Girl Scout event, which taught young scouts the basics of rowing and the everyday life of a collegiate athlete.

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the Mountaineers has helped make the community a better place by helping with roadside clean-up, improving local watersheds and volunteering at senior centers. They also aided the Haiti relief fund through the West Virginia Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, which held a benefit after the country was devastated by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake in January 2010.

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successful and positive role models on and off the water is important to the WVU rowing team. The Mountaineers give back to Morgantown and its surrounding communities every chance they get.

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West Virginia University Boathouse is located in Morgantown’s Wharf District along the Monongahela River – only a two-minute walk from the WVU Visitors Center.

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in 2007 below the Caperton Trail, the attractive, climate-controlled facility houses the WVU Fleet that includes (5) eights, (3) fours, (4) pair/doubles and (3) singles. The facility also contains dressing facilities and locker room space for the athletes.

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addition, the dock easily allows (3) eights to launch simultaneously.

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Monongahela River, commonly referred to as “the Mon”, provides an idyllic rowing venue for the Mountaineers. A series of locks and dams along the Mon create a pooling effect so that a minimum navigable depth of nine feet is maintained year-round.

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name Monongahela is derived from a Native American term loosely meaning “river of falling banks” and/or “river of high bluffs”. True to its name, the Mon flows well below its banks and is largely sheltered from prevailing winds by the surrounding bluffs. As such, the Mountaineers are often fortunate to train on calm water with little current.

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the spring of 2009, WVU served host to Dayton, Duquense and George Mason in its first-ever spring regatta on the Mon. The race ended at the Edith Barill Riverfront Park in nearby Star City.


WVU’s Boathouse is situated in the Wharf District of Morgantown, and just a short walk along the Caperton Rail Trail from the WVU Visitors’ Resource Center.

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Conditioning

STRENGTH AND

Athletic excellence and strength and conditioning go hand-in-hand at West Virginia University. WVU’s strength and conditioning staff ensures that all student-athletes are on year-long program designed to improve the fitness capabilities needed in their sports. To keep athletes improving and in peak physical condition, West Virginia offers a variety of training areas and an array of strength programs designed to increase performance. All student-athletes also have their own program individually calculated and updated throughout the year. At West Virginia, student-athletes can rest assured that their strength staff is monitoring their performance on a daily basis. Equipped with excellent amenities and staffed by some of the finest strength coaches in the nation, athletes who come to West Virginia know that they are in good hands when it comes to their athletic capacity.

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Training

ATHLETIC

The West Virginia University athletic training program looks to get its student-athletes back on the water in a timely manner, while providing quality health care for its student-athletes and coaches.

The scope of the athletic training services encompass various domains, which include injury recognition, treatment, rehabilitation, prevention, education and counseling that will enable the athlete to maintain optimal quality of life beyond the span of athletic competition. Multiple athletic training rooms are available for the studentathletes, and are furnished with the latest technology and equipment. The athletic training staff will work in conjunction with the team physicians and athletic administration to assure that the student-athletes receive quality care throughout their career at WVU.

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STUDENT-ATHLETE

STUDENT-ATHLETE

West Virginia University offers a variety of services and programs to help student-athletes maximize their academic potential. Department staff members work with coaches, on campus student service providers and faculty to help student-athletes meet the unique demands of the classroom, the sporting arena and the personal-social challenges they face as developing adults. While many of the headlines center around the Mountaineers’ accomplishments on the water, WVU athletes have also made some noteworthy strides in the classroom. To help its student athletes achieve academic success, one of the nation’s finest facilities resides in the WVU Coliseum – The Athletic Academic Performance Center. The 8,000-square foot facility provides individual and group study areas, a plethora of computer stations and the latest in fingerprint technology used when signing in. WVU’s combined varsity athletic teams have an Academic Progress Rate (APR) score of 974. For the 2013-14 academic year, West Virginia had seven teams with a perfect 1,000: gymnastics, rowing, women’s basketball, cross country, rifle, tennis and women’s swimming and diving. In addition, the WVU rowing and gymnastics teams received public recognition by the NCAA for its latest multiyear APR scores. The two teams posted multiyear APRs in the top 10 percent of all squads in each sport. The APR is based upon eligibility and retention of student-athletes on a semester-by-semester basis and is an assessment of real-time academic success. The results of the fall and spring semesters, in a

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given year, are calculated as that year’s APR score and averaged with the respective scores from the previous three years to provide a four-year (multi-year) snapshot of academic achievement. Following the 2014-15 season, 20 Mountaineers earned All-Big 12 Academic honors. Nineteen Mountaineers earned Academic All-Big 12 First Team honors, while one WVU student-athlete landed on the Academic All-Big 12 Second Team. Six members of the rowing squad also were named National Scholar Athletes by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) for the 2015 season. The group was comprised of Elizabeth Duarte, Kelly Kramer, Alisha Brownfield, Emily Deming, Madison James and Louisa Morgan. In addition, the rowing team averaged a 3.34 GPA throughout the 2015 spring semester. Eleven members were named to the President’s List, while 12 landed on the Dean’s List. Also of note, former rower Alexandra Basil was a recipient of the Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award, the conference’s highest academic honor. The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) provides a forum for the “voice of the studentathlete” on WVU’s campus. SAAC membership provides feedback to administration about how to better WVU athletic programs. They offer input on the rules, regulations and policies that affect student-athletes’ lives on NCAA member institution campuses.


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CAMPUS LIFE Character Public, land-grant institution, founded in 1867.

Research Classification R1: Doctoral Universities–Highest Research Activity, as described by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

WVU System Operating Budget More than $1 billion.

Accreditations By the Higher Learning Commission and dozens of specialized academic accrediting agencies.

Governance The WVU Board of Governors is the governing body of WVU. The Higher Education Policy Commission in West Virginia is responsible for developing, establishing and overseeing the implementation of a public policy agenda for the state’s four-year colleges and universities.

Location Morgantown, W.Va., population 31,073, was rated “No. 1 Small City in America” by BizJournals.com for its exceptional quality of life. Business Insider named Morgantown the ninth best college town in America. Within easy traveling distance of Washington, D.C., to the east, Pittsburgh, Pa., to the north, and Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio, to the northwest. Other recent rankings: Kiplinger.com included Morgantown in their 10 great places to live list; one of “Best Sports Cities” by Sporting News; 5th “Best Small Metro” by Forbes; 12th overall “Hottest Small City” by Inc.; one of “50 Smartest Places to Live” by Kiplinger’s; and the second-ranking “Best College Town for Jobs” by Forbes.

Student Profile Fall 2015 enrollment, on WVU campuses statewide, was 31,514; 28,776 in Morgantown.

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That included: 14,021 West Virginia residents, 14,755 nonresidents 22,498 undergraduates 4,711 graduate and 1,567 professional students

Academic Excellence WVU ranks nationally for prestigious scholarships: 24 Rhodes Scholars, 22 Truman Scholars, 42 Goldwater Scholars, two British Marshall Scholars, 5 Morris K. Udall Scholars, 5 USA Today All-USA College Academic First Team Members (and 11 academic team honorees), 15 Boren Scholars, 36 Gilman Scholars, 46 Fulbright Scholars, 3 Department of Homeland Security Scholars, 25 Critical Language Scholars, 3 National Institute of Standards and Technology Fellowships and 4 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships.

Degrees Granted In 2014-15, WVU awarded 7,201 degrees statewide; 1,832 graduate and 428 professional.

Faculty and Staff Profile Excellent faculty—19 of whom have been named Carnegie Foundation Professors of the Year—guide and mentor students. instructional faculty: 3,244 graduate assistants: 1,650 total main campus employees: 8,239

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Academics Fourteen colleges and schools offering 353 majors in agriculture, natural resources and design; arts and sciences; business and economics; creative arts; dentistry; education Academics and human services; engineering and mineral resources; law; media; medicine; nursing; Fourteen colleges and schools offering 353 majors in agriculture, natural resources pharmacy; physical activity and sport sciences; and public health. wvu.edu/Academics/ and design; arts and sciences; business and economics; creative arts; dentistry; education and human services; engineering and mineral resources; law; media; medicine; Student Living Experience nursing; pharmacy; physical activity and sport sciences; and public health. wvu.edu/ The First-Year Experience helps students navigate their first year at WVU. Elements Academics/ include First Year Academy, which connects new students to the campus, their academic departments and other students; the Campus Read, which involves first-year Student Living Experience students in a common reading experience to promote dialog and critical thinking; and The First-Year Experience helps students navigate their first year at WVU. Elements Adventure West Virginia, an outdoor freshman orientation program. All WVU students include First Year Academy, which connects new students to the campus, their acabenefit from a vibrant array of student life programs, including a Festival of Ideas lecdemic departments and other students; the Campus Read, which involves first-year ture series, bringing the world’s top minds to campus to share their experiences and students in a common reading experience to promote dialog and critical thinking; knowledge; WVUp All Night, a weekend package of safe, fun and healthy activities; and Adventure West Virginia, an outdoor freshman orientation program. All WVU an award-winning Student Recreation Center; and the Mountaineer Parents Club, students benefit from a vibrant array of student life programs, including a Festival helping families stay connected with their students’ education and life at WVU. Living of Ideas lecture series, bringing the world’s top minds to campus to share their and Learning Communities are student communities in certain residence halls formed experiences and knowledge; WVUp All Night, a weekend package of safe, fun and around a theme or specific field of study. Students can live with others who share their healthy activities; an award-winning Student Recreation Center; and the Mountainacademic and social interests. studentlife.wvu.edu eer Parents Club, helping families stay connected with their students’ education and life at WVU. Living and Learning Communities are student communities in certain Freshman Class Profile residence halls formed around a theme or specific field of study. Students can live 2015 average ACT of 24, SAT (combined math and critical reading) 1052, and high with others who share their academic and social interests. studentlife.wvu.edu school GPA of 3.45.

Freshman Class Profile Transportation 2015 average ACT of 24, SAT (combined math and critical reading) 1052, and high

University buses operate free on a year-round basis as does the Personal Rapid Transchool GPA of 3.45. sit (PRT) system—a computer-directed system that glides along 8.7 miles of guideway between Downtown, Evansdale and Health Sciences Center campuses. In addition, Transportation Morgantown’s Mountain Line bus service offers free rides to students and employees. University buses operate free on a year-round basis as does the Personal Rapid WVU ID is required for all services. transportation.wvu.edu Transit (PRT) system—a computer-directed system that glides along 8.7 miles of guideway between Downtown, Evansdale and Health Sciences Center campuses. In Safety addition, Morgantown’s Mountain Line bus service offers free rides to students and WVU offers 24-hour campus security protection. Students can download LiveSafe, employees. WVU ID is required for all services. transportation.wvu.edu a free app that is an on-the-go way to connect with authorities. The University also sends urgent news through WVU Alert text messages. emergency.wvu.edu/alert

Safety WVU offers 24-hour campus security protection. Students can download LiveSafe, Student Organizations a free app that is an on-the-go way to connect with authorities. The University also Students can choose from 467 student organizations, and participate in an active sends urgent news through WVU Alert text messages. emergency.wvu.edu/alert intramural program and many club sports. studentactivities.wvu.edu

Student Organizations Study Abroad Students can choose from 467 student organizations, and participate in an active

Last year, 922 WVU students traveled to another country through University-led study intramural program and many club sports. studentactivities.wvu.edu abroad programs and international exchanges. Best College Reviews ranked WVU as having a top-50 study abroad program. internationalprograms.wvu.edu

Study Abroad Last year, 922 WVU students traveled to another country through University-led Academic Innovation study abroad programs and international exchanges. Best College Reviews ranked Hundreds of distance education classes are available. elearn.wvu.edu WVU as having a top-50 study abroad program. internationalprograms.wvu.edu

Service and Learning Academic Innovation The Center for Service and Learning develops and organizes service learning and vol-

Hundreds of distance education classes are available. elearn.wvu.edu unteer opportunities for students and faculty. WVU earned the Carnegie Foundation’s Community Engagement Classification—joining only 6% of all universities. It is the Service and Learning only institution in West Virginia the foundation recognizes for its community engageThe Center for Service and Learning develops and organizes service learning and ment. service.wvu.edu volunteer opportunities for students and faculty. WVU earned the Carnegie Foundation’s Community Engagement Classification—joining only 6% of all universities. Scholarships and Aid It is the only institution in West Virginia the foundation recognizes for its community Each year, WVU (Morgantown campus) awards over $433 million in financial aid, inengagement. service.wvu.edu cluding $87 million in grants and scholarships. West Virginia residents may be eligible for the PROMISE scholarship in addition to WVU awards. A new campaign is under Scholarships and Aid way to raise $50 million for student scholarships. Each year, WVU (Morgantown campus) awards over $433 million in financial aid, including $87 million in grants and scholarships. West Virginia residents may be Honors College eligible for the PROMISE scholarship in addition to WVU awards. A new campaign The WVU Honors College encourages a style of learning and living that is tailored to is under way to raise $50 million for student scholarships. the highly motivated, excelling student’s special requirements. Innovative, challenging courses, designed to stimulate creativity and to provoke in-depth discussion, are Honors College offered in small class settings. honors.wvu.edu The WVU Honors College encourages a style of learning and living that is tailored to the highly motivated, excelling student’s special requirements. Innovative, challengInternships ing courses, designed to stimulate creativity and to provoke in-depth discussion, WVU offers hundreds of ways to gain valuable on-the-job experience and networking are offered in small class settings. honors.wvu.edu contacts. careerservices.wvu.edu

Internships WVU offers hundreds of ways to gain valuable on-the-job experience and networking contacts. careerservices.wvu.edu

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Parents Club The Mountaineer Parents Club, with more than 20,000 members in clubs across the state and nation, fosters success by connecting parents and family members with the student experience. The organization sponsors events on and off-campus, has a newsletter, a toll-free helpline (1-800-WVU-0096), parent electronic news and a Parent Perks program. Membership is free. parentsclub.wvu.edu

Athletics A member of the NCAA and the Big 12 Conference, WVU competes at the Division I level in 18 sports. Teams make regular postseason bowl appearances in football, including winning the 2016 Cactus Bowl, and NCAA tournament appearances in men’s and women’s basketball, including a trip to the Sweet 16 in 2015; women’s soccer won its second consecutive Big 12 tournament championship in 2014 and made its 16th straight NCAA appearance in in 2015; women’s basketball advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament in 2016. The WVU rifle team won its 18th national title in 2016, and in 2014 became the first WVU athletic team to visit the White House on NCAA Champions Day. wvusports.com

Facilities The WVU System spans the state, including 518 buildings on 15,880 acres. The Morgantown campus has 245 buildings (11 on the National Register of Historic Places) on 1,892 acres. WVU operates 10 experimental farms and four forests throughout the state, in addition to WVU Jackson’s Mill State 4-H Camp. jacksonsmill.ext.wvu.edu/

Libraries The WVU Libraries encompass eight libraries statewide and the WVU Press. Facilities in Morgantown include the Downtown Library Complex, Evansdale Library, Health Sciences Library, Law Library, and the West Virginia and Regional History Center. Onsite collections include more than 2.4 million books and 48,000 journal subscriptions, electronic access to 365 databases, over 500,000 e-books, and 47,300 online electronic journals. Library staff offer in-person and online assistance. libraries.wvu.edu

Admission and Application Timeline Admission is based on a combination of high school GPA and ACT or SAT scores. Applications are processed beginning Sept. 15 for admission the following fall. March 1 is the deadline for WV residents to submit PROMISE Scholarship applications. WVU has a rolling admissions policy, and while there is no official application deadline, applicants who apply later in the year may be deferred to the spring semester. admissions.wvu.edu

Visitors Center Located on the Morgantown Waterfront, the WVU Visitors Center features unique, cutting-edge displays and traditional West Virginia hospitality. Guided tours are offered Monday through Saturday, except home football Saturdays. visit.wvu.edu

Alumni Chartered in 1873, the WVU Alumni Association is made up of more than 190,000 graduates worldwide in some 135 nations. alumni.wvu.edu

Private Support Through March 31, 2016, donors have moved the WVU Foundation more than 95% of the way toward the $1 billion goal for A State of Minds: The Campaign for West Virginia’s University. The campaign was extended through 2017 after donors shattered the original goal more than a year ahead of the deadline. Last fiscal year alone, donors contributed $125 million in new gifts, the second highest fiscal year of giving ever in the Foundation’s history. The Foundation’s total endowment is $565 million. www.wvuf.org

Extension Throughout the year in West Virginia’s 55 counties, WVU Extension Service faculty and volunteers work with more than 624,111 West Virginians. 4-H alone reaches one in five West Virginia youths. ext.wvu.edu

Divisional Campuses Potomac State College of WVU – Keyser, W.Va.; 800-262-7332; potomacstatecollege.edu West Virginia University Institute of Technology – Montgomery, W.Va.; wvutech.edu Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center – Charleston, W.Va.; hsc.wvu.edu/charleston Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center East – Martinsburg, W.Va.; hsc.wvu.edu/eastern WVU Beckley – Beckley, W.Va.

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MOUNTAINEER EXCELLENCE 508 STUDENT-ATHLETES WERE NAMED TO THE 2015-16 BIG 12 COMMISSIONER’S HONOR ROLL AND 519 TOTAL STUDENT-ATHLETES WERE NAMED TO THE GARRETT FORD ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL

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Team Records Baseball: 36-22, 12-11 Big 12; 4th place Big 12 Cross Country: 3rd place at Big 12 Championship; NCAA MidAtlantic Regional; 1 NCAA Championship Qualifier Men’s Basketball: 26-9, 13-5 Big 12; 2nd place Big 12; NCAA First Round Women’s Basketball: 25-10, 12-6 Big 12; 3rd place Big 12; NCAA Second Round Football: 8-5, 4-5 Big 12; T-5th place Big 12; Cactus Bowl Champions Gymnastics: 11-8, 1-5 Big 12; 3rd place Big 12; 5th place NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional Rowing: 8th place at Big 12 Championship Rifle: 12-0, 8-0 GARC; GARC Regular-Season & Postseason Champions; NCAA Champions Men’s Soccer: 7-12-0, 2-3-0 MAC; 4th place MAC Women’s Soccer: 19-3-1, 6-0-1 Big 12; Big 12 Regular-Season Champions; NCAA Quarterfinals Men’s Swimming and Diving: 2nd place Big 12; 1 NCAA Qualifier: Andrew Marsh Women’s Swimming and Diving: 4th place Big 12 Women’s Tennis: 6-16, 0-9 Big 12; 10th place Big 12 Women’s Track and Field and Field: Indoor-9th Big 12; Outdoor9th Big 12; 8 NCAA Qualifiers Volleyball: 5-24, 0-16 Big 12; 10th place Big 12 Wrestling: 8-10, 0-4 Big 12; 6th place at Big 12 Championship; 4 NCAA Qualifiers

NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) Recognition Men’s Basketball

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Professional Draft Picks KJ Dillion, Football, Houston Texans (NFL), fifth round (159th overall) Chad Donato, Baseball, Houston Astros (MLB), 11th round (337th overall) Bria Holmes, Women’s Basketball, Atlanta Dream (WNBA), first round (11th overall) Karl Joseph, Football, Oakland Raiders (NFL), first round (14th overall) Nick Kwiatkoski, Football, Chicago Bears (NFL), fourth round (113th overall) Wendell Smallwood, Football, Philadelphia Eagles (NFL), fifth round (153rd overall) Blake Smith, Baseball, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (MLB), 29th round (876th overall) Daryl Worley, Football, Carolina Panthers (NFL), third round (77th overall)

Coaching Awards & Honors

Ginny Thrasher, Air Rifle, Smallbore

Nikki Izzo-Brown, Women’s Soccer, Big 12 Coach of the Year Mike Carey, Women’s Basketball, WBCA Victory Club Award (300 wins) Jon Hammond, Rifle, GARC Coach of the Year Bob Huggins, Men’s Basketball, ESPN Infinti Coaches Charity Challenge Second Round Vic Riggs, Men’s Swimming & Diving, Big 12 Coach of the Meet Ja’Juan Seider, Football, Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion Award Finalist Lisa Stoia, Women’s Soccer, NSCAA Central Region Assistant Coach of the Year

Team Conference Champions

CoSIDA Academic All-Americans

Rifle, GARC Regular-Season & Postseason Champions Women’s Soccer, Big 12 Regular-Season Champions

First Team Amanda Hill, Women’s Soccer Kelly Williams, Cross Country/Track & Field Second Team Jack Elliott, Men’s Soccer Third Team Elizabeth Gratz, Rifle Kailey Utley, Women’s Soccer

NCAA Team Champions Rifle

Individual NCAA Champions

Individual Conference Champions Andrew Marsh, Men’s Swimming & Diving, 100 backstroke Ginny Thrasher, Rifle, GARC Smallbore

Individual International Team Honors Will Anti, Rifle, U.S. Junior National Team Michael Bamsey, Rifle, Great Britain National Team Kadeisha Buchanan, Women’s Soccer, Team Canada 2016 Summer Olympic Games, Team Canada CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship, CONCACAF Best XI Team, FIFPro Women’s World XI Team, 2015 Women’s World Cup Best Young Player, 2015 BMO Canadian Player of the Year Vanessa Flores, Women’s Soccer, Mexico U-20 National Team Elizabeth Gratz, Rifle, U.S. Junior National Team, National Junior Olympic Shooting Championship 10m air rifle Silver Medal, National Junior Olympic Shooting Championship 50m 3 positions Bronze Medal, Meelis Kiisk, Rifle, Estonian National Team Ashley Lawrence, Women’s Soccer, Team Canada 2016 Summer Olympic Games, Team Canada CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship, CONCACAF Best XI Team Garrett Spurgeon, Rifle, United States, U.S. National Team, Bianca St. Georges, Women’s Soccer, Canada U-20 National Team Ginny Trasher, Rifle, Team United States 2016 Summer Olympic Games

NCAA Team Qualifiers Cross Country Gymnastics Men’s Basketball

Rifle Women’s Basketball Women’s Soccer

NCAA Individual Qualifiers Dylan Cottrell, Wrestling Andrew Marsh, Men’s Swimming & Diving Zeke Moisey, Wrestling Millie Paladino, Cross Country Bubba Scheffel, Wrestling Jacob A. Smith, Wrestling

NCAA Individual Regional Qualifiers Amy Cashin, Outdoor Track & Field Jillian Forsey, Outdoor Track & Field Brianna Kerekes, Outdoor Track & Field Shamoya McNeil, Outdoor Track & Field Millie Paladino, Outdoor Track & Field Savanna Plombon, Outdoor Track & Field Hannah Stone, Outdoor Track & Field Megan Yuan, Outdoor Track & Field

NCAA Championship Awards Ginny Thrasher, Rifle, Top Performer

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All-Americans First Team Michael Bamsey, Rifle, NRA Smallbore Kadeisha Buchanan, Women’s Soccer, NSCAA All-America Elizabeth Gratz, Rifle, NRA Air Rifle Meelis Kiisk, Rifle, CRCA, NRA Smallbore Nick Kwiatkoski, Football, ProFootballFocus All-America Ashley Lawrence, Women’s Soccer, NSCAA All-America Jean-Pierre Lucas, Rifle, NRA Smallbore Garrett Spurgeon, Rifle, CRCA NRA Air Rifle, NRA Smallbore Patrick Sunderman, Rifle, NRA Air Rifle Ginny Thrasher, Rifle, CRCA, NRA Air Rifle Second Team Michael Bamsey, Rifle, CRCA Amanda Hill, Women’s Soccer, Senior CLASS Award Bria Holmes, Women’s Basketball, Senior CLASS Award Meelis Kiisk, Rifle, NRA Air Rifle Kirah Koshinski, Gymnastics, NACGC/W Regular Season (Vault) Jamie Merriam, Men’s Soccer, Senior CLASS Award Patrick Sunderman, Rifle, CRCA, NRA Smallbore Ginny Thrasher, Rifle, NRA Smallbore Third Team Karl Joseph, Football, CBS Sports Jean-Pierre Lucas, Rifle, CRCA Freshman Darius Hill, Baseball, Louisville Slugger, National Collegiate Baseball Writers Baseball America Ivan Vera, Baseball, Baseball All-America

Honorable Mention Elizabeth Gratz, Rifle, CRCA, NRA Smallbore Bria Holmes, Women’s Basketball, Associated Press, Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Jean-Pierre Lucas, Rifle, NRA Air Rifle Karl Joseph, Football, SI.com All-American

All-Conference First Team Michaela Abam, Women’s Soccer, All-Big 12 Michael Bamsey, Rifle, All-GARC Smallbore Maggie Bedillion, Women’s Soccer, All-Big 12 Danique Bryan, Track & Field, Outdoor All-Big 12 long jump Kadeisha Buchanan, Women’s Soccer, All-Big 12 Nate Carr, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 400 IM Amy Cashin, Track & Field, Indoor All-Big 12 mile run, Outdoor All-Big 12 3,000-meter steeplechase @WVURowing

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Chad Donato, Baseball, All-Big 12 Sara Finfrock, Track & Field, Outdoor All-Big 12 pole vault Jillian Forsey, Track & Field, Indoor All-Big 12 5,000-meter run, Outdoor All-Big 12 5,000-meter run Aidan Fumagalli, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 200 breaststroke Jaimee Gillmore, Women’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 100 freestyle Elizabeth Gratz, Rifle, All-GARC Air Rifle Bria Holmes, Women’s Basketball, All-Big 12 (unanimous selection) Meelis Kiisk, Rifle, All-GARC Combined Score, All-GARC Smallbore Nick Kwiatkoski, Football, Coaches’ All-Big 12; ESPN.com All-Big 12, Phil Steele All-Big 12 Kirah Koshinski, Gymnastics, All-Big 12 Vault Ashley Lawrence, Women’s Soccer, All-Big 12 Andrew Marsh, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 100 freestyle Shamoya McNeil, Track & Field, Indoor All-Big 12 triple jump Outdoor All-Big 12 triple jump Alex Obendorf, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 Platform Tyler Orlosky, Football, ESPN.com All-Big 12 Nick O’Toole, Football, Coaches’ All-Big 12; ESPN.com All-Big 12, Phil Steele All-Big 12, Associated Press All-Big 12 Millie Paladino, Track & Field, Indoor All-Big 12 3,000-meter run, Outdoor All-Big 12 1,500-meter run Faith Penny, Track & Field, Indoor All-Big 12 high jump, Outdoor All-Big 12 high jump Michael Proietto, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 1-meter and platform Emma Skelley, Women’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 1,650 freestyle Max Spencer, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 100 breaststroke, All-Big 12 200 breaststroke Garrett Spurgeon, Rifle, All-GARC Air Rifle, All-GARC Combined Score, All-GARC Smallbore Patrick Sunderman, Rifle, All-GARC Air Rifle Hannah Stone, Track & Field, Indoor All-Big 12 high jump, Outdoor All-Big 12 high jump Ginny Thrasher, Rifle, All-GARC Air Rifle, All-GARC Combined Score Kailey Utley, Women’s Soccer, All-Big 12 Rebecca Wendt, Track & Field, Indoor All-Big 12 1,000-meter run Daryl Worley, Football, Coaches’ All-Big 12; Phil Steele All-Big 12, ESPN.com All-Big 12 Second Team Will Anti, Rifle, All-GARC Smallbore Michael Bamsey, Rifle, All-GARC Combined Score Ryan Cain, Men’s Soccer, All-MAC Nate Carr, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 200 IM, All-Big 12 200 backstroke Jackson Cramer, Baseball, All-Big 12 KJ Dillon, Football, Coaches’ All-Big 12 Merwane ElMerini - Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 50 freestyle, All-Big 12 100 backstroke Aidan Fumagalli, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 100 breaststroke Taylor Gill, Women’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 400 IM Jaimee Gillmore, Women’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 50 freestyle, All-Big 12 100 butterfly Ross Glegg, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 500 freestyle Elizabeth Gratz, Rifle, All-GARC Combined Score Emma Harris, Women’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 200 breaststroke Jay Hickey, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 100 backstroke, All-Big 12 200 backstroke Amanda Hill, Women’s Soccer, All-Big 12 Darius Hill, Baseball, All-Big 12 Jake Iotte, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 100 breaststroke, All-Big 12 200 breaststroke Meelis Kiisk, Rifle, All-GARC Air Rifle James Koval, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 1,650 freestyle Nick Kwiatkoski, Football, Associated Press All-Big 12 Andrew Marsh, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 100 butterfly Logan McHenry, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 3-meter, All-Big 12 platform Chris McMahon, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 500 freestyle Lanay Montgomery, Women’s Basketball, All-Big 12 Noble Nwachukwu, Associated Press All-Big 12 Alex Obendorf, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 1 meter Jaysean Paige, Men’s Basketball, Associated Press All-Big 12, Coaches’ All-Big 12 Jean-Pierre Lucas, Rifle, All-GARC Air Rifle, All-GARC Combined Score, All-GARC Smallbore Joey Piatczyc, Men’s Soccer, All-MAC Carla Portillo, Women’s Soccer, All-Big 12 Michael Prioetto, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 3-meter Tyler Orlosky, Football, Coaches’ All-Big 12 Kyle Rose, Football, Associated Press All-Big 12 Bianca St. Georges, Women’s Soccer, All-Big 12 Lindsay Schmidt, Women’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 3-meter Emma Skelley, Women’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 500 freestyle Wendell Smallwood, Football, Coaches’ All-Big 12, Phil Steele All-Big 12, Associated Press All-Big 12

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Austin Smith, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 platform Hannah Steadman, Women’s Soccer, All-Big 12 Patrick Sunderman, Rifle, All-GARC Smallbore; All-GARC Combined Score Ginny Thrasher, Rifle, All-GARC Smallbore Chase Williams, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 200 butterfly Devin Williams, Men’s Basketball, Associated Press All-Big 12, Coaches’ All-Big 12 Daryl Worley, Football, Associated Press All-Big 12 Third Team KJ Dillon, Football, Phil Steele All-Big 12 Tyler Orlosky, Football, Phil Steele All-Big 12

Honorable Mention Will Anti, Rifle, All-GARC Combined Score Michael Bamsey, Rifle, All-GARC Air Rifle Jared Barber, Football, Coaches’ All-Big 12 Kyle Davis, Baseball, All-Big 12 Jimmy Galusky, Baseball, All-Big 12 Shelton Gibson, Football, Coaches’ All-Big 12 Elizabeth Gratz, Rifle, All-GARC Smallbore Michael Grove, Baseball, All-Big 12 Karl Joseph, Football, Coaches’ All-Big 12 Josh Lambert, Football, Coaches’ All-Big 12 Noble Nwachkwu, Football, Coaches’ All-Big 12 Arielle Roberson, Women’s Basketball, All-Big 12 Blake Smith, Baseball, All-Big 12 Ivan Vera, Baseball, All-Big 12 Elijah Wellman, Football, Coaches’ All-Big 12

Specialty, All-Newcomer/Freshman Teams Jevon Carter, Men’s Basketball, Coaches’ Big 12 All-Defensive Sh’Nia Gordon, Women’s Soccer, All-Big 12 Freshman Darius Hill, Baseball, All-Big 12 Freshman Tynice Martin, Women’s Basketball, All-Big 12 Freshman Lanay Montgomery, Women’s Basketball, Big 12 All-Defensive Bianca St. Georges, Women’s Soccer, All-Big 12 Freshman Ivan Vera, Baseball, All-Big 12 Freshman

Conference All-Tournament Teams Kadeisha Buchanan, Women’s Soccer, Big 12 Kyle Davis, Baseball, Big 12 Conner Dotson, Baseball, Big 12 Amanda Hill, Women’s Soccer, Big 12 KC Huth, Baseball, Big 12 Kirah Koshinski, Gymnastics, Big 12 Kailey Utley, Women’s Soccer, Big 12 Ross Vance, Baseball, Big 12 Devin Williams, Men’s Basketball, Big 12

Conference Major Awards Kadeisha Buchanan, Women’s Soccer, Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year Kirah Koshinski, Gymnastics, Big 12 Newcomer of the Year Nathan Howells, Men’s Swimming & Diving, Big 12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year Tynice Martin, Women’s Basketball, Big 12 Freshman of the Year Jaysean Paige, Men’s Basketball, Big 12 Sixth Man Award Garrett Spurgeon, Rifle, GARC Senior of the Year, GARC Shooter of the Year Bianca St. Georges, Women’s Soccer, Big 12 Co-Freshman of the Year Ginny Thrasher, Rifle, GARC Rookie of the Year

National Awards and Recognition Kadeisha Buchanan, Women’s Soccer, Missouri Athletic Club Hermann Trophy Finalist, 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Best Young Player Award, BMO Canadian Female Player of the Year, Soccer Net News Women’s College Boot Award, Collegiate Women’s Sports Awards Honda Sport Award nominee, CONCACAF Female Player of the Year Award nominee, CONCACAF Female Best XI Defender Award nominee, TopDrawerSoccer.com Best XI First Team Bria Holmes, Women’s Basketball, Senior CLASS Award finalist Amanda Hill, Women’s Soccer, Senior CLASS Award finalist Ashley Lawrence, Women’s Soccer, Missouri Athletic Club Hermann Trophy Semifinalis, CONCACAF Female Best XI Midfielder Award nominee, TopDrawerSoccer.com Best XI Second Team Jaysean Paige, Men’s Basketball, Reese’s NABC Division I All-Stars Tynice Martin, Women’s Basketball, USBWA National Freshman of the Year finalist Jamie Merriam, Men’s Soccer, Senior CLASS Award finalist Devin Williams, Men’s Basketball, Allstate NABC Good Works Team nominee

Regional Awards Alan Cooke, Golf, 97th West Virginia Amateur Champion Kadeisha Buchanan, Women’s Soccer, NSCAA All-Central Region First Team Amanda Hill, Women’s Soccer, NSCAA All-Central Region Second Team


Darius Hill, Baseball, ABCA/Rawlings East All-Region First Team Bria Holmes, Women’s Basketball, WBCA All-Region 3 Team Ashley Lawrence, Women’s Soccer, NSCAA All-Central Region First Team Jaysean Paige, Men’s Basketball, USBWA All-District II Team Jon Ransone, Golf, U.S. Open Sectional Qualifier Hannah Stedman, Women’s Soccer, NSCAA All-Central Region Third Team Kailey Utley, Women’s Soccer, NSCAA All-Central Region First Team Devin Williams, Men’s Basketball, USBWA All-District II Team

Academic All-Conference First Team Darren Arndt, Football Aria Asselta, Rowing Hailey Barrett, Women’s Tennis Maggie Bedillion, Women’s Soccer Robyn Bernard, Gymnastics Madeline Bolin, Women’s Swimming & Diving Brandon Boone, Baseball Mackenzie Braden, Women’s Swimming & Diving Megan Brophy, Rowing Alisha Brownfield, Rowing Jevon Carter, Men’s Basketball Amy Cashin, Cross Country, Track & Field Lyn Yuen Choo, Women’s Tennis Allie Coates, Rowing Shaun Corso, Baseball Amelie Currat, Women’s Swimming & Diving Emily Deming, Rowing John DePalma, Football Alyssa Diehl, Cross Country Maggie Drazba, Cross Country Leah Emaus, Women’s Soccer Morgan Emter, Women’s Swimming & Diving Rachel Faulds, Cross Country Kelsey Frantz, Women’s Swimming & Diving Aidan Fumagalli, Men’s Swimming & Diving Gianna Gotterba, Volleyball Jordan Gillette, Gymnastics Jamiee Gillmore, Women’s Swimming & Diving Ross Glegg, Men’s Swimming & Diving Ray Guerrini, Baseball Brynn Harshbarger, Cross Country Susannah Hartlove, Rowing Amanda Hill, Women’s Soccer Elizabeth Hooper, Rowing Nathan Howells, Men’s Swimming & Diving Melissa Idell, Gymnastics, Jake Iotte, Men’s Swimming & Diving Elizabeth Kantak, Rowing Brianna Kerekes, Cross Country, Track & Field James Koval, Men’s Swimming & Diving Corinne Kule, Cross Country Jaida Lawrence, Gymnastics Carolina Lewis, Women’s Tennis Andrew Marsh, Men’s Swimming & Diving Celia Martinez De La Torree, Women’s Swimming & Diving Shamoya McNeil, Track & Field Joe Miller, Men’s Swimming & Diving Daxter Miles, Men’s Basketball Morgan Montgomery, Volleyball Louisa Morgan, Rowing Kaja Mrgole, Women’s Tennis Katie Murto, Women’s Swimming & Diving Tyler Orlosky, Football Millie Paladino, Cross Country Savanna Plombon, Cross Country, Track & Field Abbigail Rees, Rowing Lindsay Schmidt, Women’s Swimming & Diving Sydney Scott, Cross Country, Track & Field Habiba Shaker, Women’s Tennis Khairi Shariff, Football Hannah Shereve, Volleyball Jackson Sigman, Baseball Emma Skelley, Women’s Swimming & Diving Maxwell Spencer, Men’s Swimming & Diving Jacqueline Spiropoulos, Rowing Hannah Stone, Track & Field Paige Szabat, Cross Country Ross Vance, Baseball Kailey Utley, Women’s Soccer Bria Welker, Track & Field Rebecca Wendt, Track & Field Kelly Williams, Cross Country, Track & Field Chris Williams, Golf Loren Williams, Women’s Swimming & Diving Second Team Nathan Adrian, Men’s Basketball Amanda Bowman, Gymnastics Kadeisha Buchanan, Women’s Soccer WVURowing

Alan Cooke, Golf Jackson Cramer, Baseball Frank Csonka, Men’s Swimming & Diving Kyle Davis, Baseball Sara Finfrock, Track & Field, Philomena Fiorenzi, Women’s Swimming & Diving Madelin Gardner, Track & Field Alexa Goldberg, Gymnastics Austin Green, Men’s Swimming & Diving Bria Holmes, Women’s Basketball Skyler Howard, Football Ashley Lawrence, Women’s Soccer Grant Lingafelter, Football Emma Luigard, Women’s Swimming & Diving Yvon Martinez, Women’s Tennis Zeke Moisey, Wrestling Zaakira Muhammad, Gymnastics Chris Nelson, Wrestling Nick O’Toole, Football Andrew Riebel, Men’s Swimming & Diving Bubba Scheffel, Wrestling Mason Short, Golf Devin Williams, Men’s Basketball

All-Big 12 Rookie Team Cole Austin, Baseball Jacob Brewer, Baseball Tanner Campbell, Baseball Michael Grove, Baseball Endy Morales, Baseball Alexis Brewer, Women’s Basketball Katrina Pardee, Women’s Basketball Yassemeen Sa’Dullah, Women’s Basketball Lauren Saiki, Women’s Basketball Olivia Seggie, Women’s Basketball Anna French, Cross Country Olivia Hill, Cross Country Tristan Nicholls, Golf Carly Galpin, Gymnastics Kirah Koshinski, Gymnastics Jaquie Tun, Gymnastics Tiara Wright, Gymnastics Madison Hrynda, Rowing Carly Ledbetter, Rowing Hannah Abraham, Women’s Soccer Laurel Carpenter, Women’s Soccer Patricia Fernandez, Women’s Soccer Vanessa Flores, Women’s Soccer Sh’Nia Gordon, Women’s Soccer Easther Mayi Kith, Women’s Soccer Amanda Saymon, Women’s Soccer Bianca St. Georges, Women’s Soccer Georgia Baldus, Women’s Swimming & Diving Marah Bieger, Women’s Swimming & Diving Emmott Blitch, Men’s Swimming & Diving Julia Calcut, Women’s Swimming & Diving Emilie Chambers, Women’s Swimming & Diving Drew Damich, Men’s Swimming & Diving Fernando Duenas, Men’s Swimming & Diving Lexi Glassmire, Women’s Swimming & Diving Sam Hall, Women’s Swimming & Diving Emma Harris, Women’s Swimming & Diving Adam Poe, Men’s Swimming & Diving Jake Preaskorn, Men’s Swimming & Diving Mary Smith, Women’s Swimming & Diving Jake Williams, Men’s Swimming & Diving Madelyn Woods, Women’s Swimming & Diving Paula Goetz, Tennis Abigail Roisello, Tennis Kirsten White, Tennis Danique Bryan, Track & Field Jordan Hess, Track & Field Chaqieta Robinson, Track & Field Connor Flynn, Wrestling

All-Big 12 Academic At-Large Team First Team Jad Arslan, Men’s Soccer Michael Bamsey, Rifle Ivo Cabral, Men’s Soccer Mike Desiderio, Men’s Soccer Jack Elliott, Men’s Soccer Elizabeth Gratz, Rifle Meelis Kiisk, Rifle Zak Leedom, Men’s Soccer Patrick Sunderman, Rifle Second Team Felix Angerer, Men’s Soccer Jamie Merriam, Men’s Soccer Jean-Pierre Lucas, Rifle Garrett Spurgeon, Rifle @WVURowing

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Academic Momentum Award by the Scholar Baller Taylor Gill, Women’s Swimming & Diving, First Team

Academic All-MAC

Amanda Hill, Women’s Soccer, Third Team Kailey Utley, Women’s Soccer, Second Team

Cactus Bowl MVPs

Carly Black, Women’s Soccer Amy Cashin, Track & Field/Cross Country Jack Elliott, Men’s Soccer Elizabeth Gratz, Rifle, At-Large Amanda Hill, Women’s Soccer Nathan Howells, Men’s Swimming, At-Large Kailey Utley, Women’s Soccer Kelly Williams, Track & Field/Cross Country

Meelis Kiisk Jean-Pierre Lucas Garrett Spurgeon

Skyler Howard, Football, Offensive MVP

Curtis Jones Jr. Award Terrell Chestnut

Ed Pastilong Award Jared Barber

Academic Awards

College Rifle Coaches Association (CRCA) Scholastic All-America Team Patrick Sunderman Ginny Thrasher

College Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) National Scholar-Athletes Madison James Louisa Morgan Jacqueline Spiropoulos

College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America Team Award West Virginia Women’s Swimming & Diving Team

College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America Team Emmott Blitch, Honorable Mention Julia Calcut, Honorable Mention Amelie Currat, Honorable Mention Aidan Fumagalli, Honorable Mention Jaimee Gillmore, Honorable Mention Andrew Marsh, First Team Lindsay Schmidt, Honorable Mention Madelyn Woods, Honorable Mention

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NSCAA Scholar All-America NSCAA Scholar All-East Region

CoSIDA Academic All-District II

Alisha Brownfield Emily Deming Elizabeth Hooper

Women’s Soccer Kailey Utley, Women’s Soccer, Third Team

Haydon Bennett, Men’s Soccer Ivo Cabral, Men’s Soccer Mike Desiderio, Men’s Soccer Jack Elliott, Men’s Soccer Zak Leedom, Men’s Soccer Louis Thomas, Men’s Soccer

Will Anti Michael Bamsey Elizabeth Gratz

NSCAA Team Academic Award

Carly Black, Women’s Soccer, Big 12 Conference’s Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award John DePalma, Football, National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society Allie Diehl, Track & Field/Cross Country, Big 12 Conference’s Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award Maggie Drazba, Track & Field/Cross Country, Big 12 Conference’s Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award Taylor Gill, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Academic Momentum Award First Team Elizabeth Gratz, Rifle, WVU GARC Scholar-Athlete of the Year Peyton Hampson, Track & Field/Cross Country, Big 12 Conference’s Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award Amanda Hill, Women’s Soccer, Big 12 Conference’s Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award, 2016 Order of Augusta, WVU Foundation Outstanding Scholar Big 12 Dr. Prentice Gautt Postgraduate Scholarship Brianna Kerekes, Track & Field/Cross Country, Big 12 Conference’s Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award Corinne Kule, Track & Field/Cross Country, Big 12 Conference’s Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award Katie Murto, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Big 12 Conference’s Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award, Big 12 Dr. Prentice Gautt Postgraduate Scholarship Sydney Scott, Track & Field/Cross Country, Big 12 Conference’s Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award Hannah Shreve, Volleyball, Big 12 Conference’s Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award, WVU Foundation Outstanding Senior Kelly Williams, Women’s Track & Field, Big 12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Big 12 Athlete of the Year Nominees Kadeisha Buchanan, Football Tyler Orlosky, Football

NACGC/W Scholastic All-Americans

Big 12 Sportsperson of the Year Nominees

Dayah Haley Jaida Lawrence

Avery Schneider, Men’s Golf Hannah Shreve, Volleyball

Mackenzie Myers Lia Salzano

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Erica Smith Maci Sump


COACHING

Staff

Head Coach Jimmy King | 26 Assistant Coach Kim Gilmour | 28 Assistant Coach Tina Griffith | 29 Graduate Assistant Kayla Thieken | 30 Support Staff | 30


King

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JIMMY

JIMMY KING ENTERS HIS TENTH SEASON at the helm of the West Virginia University rowing program. King has made tremendous strides with the team since taking over leadership responsibility during the 2007-08 season. The highlight of his tenure came in the 2011-12 season, as he oversaw all four crews advance to the Grand Finals, with two boats finishing in the top-10, at the Knecht Cup Regatta for the fourth time in program history. Each season has seen steady improvement since then as King continues to build WVU’s collegiate rowing program legacy.

At West Virginia 2015-16 The Mountaineers kicked off their spring season with a pair of dual races at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The two-day regatta was hosted by Louisville. West Virginia’s first varsity eight, second varsity eight and first varsity four crews competed in nine races on the 2,000-meter course. West Virginia then traveled to Raleigh, North Carolina, to compete in the North Carolina Duals on March 25. The Mountaineers raced against North Carolina and Big 12 foe Old Dominion. The morning’s session was highlighted by a first-place finish in the first novice four race. WVU was able to cross the line in 8:12.0 to cap off the morning series. In the afternoon session, the second varsity eight boat came out on top over two of North Carolina’s crews. WVU continued its spring in West Windsor, New Jersey, when they competed at the Knecht Cup. The two-day event featured crews from 70 different schools across the country. The Second Varsity Eight boat posted two topfive victories, including a fourth-place finish in the Petite Final. The Mountaineers’ Varsity Four crew placed sixth in the grand final of the event. Following a week off from competition, the Mountaineers traveled to Pittsburgh, Pa. to take on Pitt, Duquesne, and Mercyhurst College on April 23. In arguably the best race of the season, King’s squad swept the first and

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second varsity eight events en route to six wins and one runner-up finish in 10 events against the Panthers, Dukes and Lakers on the 2,000 meter course. West Virginia wrapped up its regular season for the second consecutive season on May 1, at the EAWRC Sprints in Worcester, Massachusetts. The Mountaineers’ second varsity four crew finished first in the Petite Final with a time of 8:33.069

After a week off from competition, West Virginia then concluded its 2016 season at the Big 12 Rowing Championship in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, from May 14-15. Again, the second varsity four boat was able to claim the Petite Final. The Mountaineers would collect 12 team points to finish eighth overall. Among Big 12 foes, WVU was fifth with 57 team points.

At West Virginia 2014-15 West Virginia opened its spring slate with a series of races against Georgetown and North Carolina in Washington, D.C., on the Potomac River. The Mountaineers earned a first-place finish, a runner-up finish and a pair of third-place finishes behind Georgetown and North Carolina with their four crews at the event. The highlight of the day was the first-place finish by the Varsity 4+ boat, crossing the line four seconds ahead of North Carolina. West Virginia then traveled to West Windsor, New Jersey, to compete at the Knecht Cup. The two-day event featured crews from 70 different schools across the country. The Women’s Second Varsity Eight boat posted a time of 7:02.19 to take home a win in the Petite Final, after placing third in its heat the day before. The Mountaineers held off Alabama’s boat by less than .77 seconds to place seventh overall out of 18 boats throughout the course of the two day event. After a two-week hiatus, the squad finished the 2015 regular season schedule at the EAWRC Sprints. The Mountaineers’ top finishes came from the Second and Third Varsity Eight boats. The Second Varsity Eight crew finished eighth overall out of 13 crews (7:06.876), and the Third Varsity Eight boat finished eighth overall and

second in the Petite Final in front of Holy Cross, Rutgers and Buffalo with a time of 7:31.231. Come championship season, WVU amassed 52 points for a fifth-place finish at the Big 12 Championship in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The First Varsity Four continued its strong season, crossing the line in 7:58.13 to place fifth out of eight boats in the Grand Final, just one second shy of Tennessee’s boat. Senior Elizabeth Duarte was named to the All-Big 12 Rowing First Team.

At West Virginia 2013-14 During the 2013-14 campaign, the Mountaineers opened their season at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational on Melton Hill Lake in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. A couple weeks later, WVU tallied four second-place finishes against Indiana on Lake Lemon in Bloomington, Indiana. The Mountaineers “A” Varsity 8+ completed the 2,000-meter course shortly behind the Hoosiers’ shell with a time of 7:10.02. At the Knecht Cup, the Novice Varsity 8+ finished third behind Buffalo and Drexel, and crossed the line with a mark of 7:17.02, earning a bronze medal. In addition, the Varsity 8+ crew posted a fourth-place finish in its opening heat at the Knecht Cup. The Mountaineers’ posted its fastest time of the day, claiming sixth in the semifinal heats in front of Alabama, Colgate and George Mason with a time of 6:57.21. WVU earned 50 points for a fifth-place finish at the Big 12 Championship on the Oklahoma River in Oklahoma City, with Courtney Schrand named to the All-Big 12 First Team and Karen Verwey named to the All-Big 12 Second Team. The Mountaineers season ended with a 10th-place finish at the Conference USA Championship in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Courtney Schrand earned All-Conference USA honors as WVU missed out on the Grand Finals in the Varsity 8+ by .87 seconds with a fourthplace finish.

At West Virginia 2012-13 The 2012-13 season began at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational on Melton Hill Lake in Oak


Ridge, Tennessee. The Mountaineers secured a third-place finish in the Varsity 8+ “A” race, and second and first place honors in the “B” and “C” heats, respectively. A week later, the Varsity 8+ crew secured a first-place finish against Alabama and UCF, with a time of 7:41.5. At the Knecht Cup, WVU tallied two more top-10 finishes out of 34 crews in the Varsity 8+, as the Mountaineers top-boat finished fifth with a mark of 6:49.14. Come championship season, WVU amassed 75 points for a fourth-place finish at the Big 12 Championship in Kansas City, Kansas. The Varsity 8+ crew continued its strong season, and posted a third-place finish, boasting two All-Big 12 selections. The Mountaineers season ended at the Conference USA Championship in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, where WVU finished in sixth place, just one point behind Kansas.

At West Virginia 2011-12 During the 2011-12 season, King guided multiple crews to top-10 finishes, as well as medal finishes, during the fall and spring seasons. Four medals were earned at the Head of Ohio in Pittsburgh, including first-place finishes by the Varsity 8+ and Varsity 4+ crews. At the Head of the Kanawha, King guided two shells to first-place finishes. Additionally, King coached the Varsity 4+ to a top-five finish at the Head of the Schuylkill, and earned three medals at the Frostbite Regatta. During the course of the spring season, King oversaw the advancement of all four crews to the Knecht Cup Regatta Grand Finals for only the fourth time in program history, including two top-10 finishes.

At West Virginia 2010-11 King guided the team to several medals and top-10 finishes in the 2010-11 season. At the Head of Ohio season opener in Pittsburgh, King led the Varsity 8+ and one doubles shell to a Gold medal as well as a second doubles shell to a silver medal. In addition, he coached the Mountaineers to top-10 finishes in the Varsity 8+ and Varsity 4+ events at the prestigious Head of the Schuylkill. Furthermore, he saw the Varsity 4+ ‘A’ crew improve from previous years to earn a silver medal for the third year in a row at the Head of the Occoquan. Other notable performances included a silver medal finish by the Varsity 8+ at the Occoquan Sprints, a fifth-place finish at the Knecht Cup Regatta (only the second time in program history the Mountaineers have qualified for the Grand Finals), and a sixth-place finish at the Big East Championships (the first time since 2005 the Varsity 8+ has reached the Grand Finals at Big East). King’s success with the team was not only limited to the water, but the program also saw

its second All-American, as senior Rachel Viglianco earned the honor twice. Viglianco was named the CoSIDA Capital One AllAmerica Women’s At-Large Second Team, and to the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s All-America team.

In 2001, King served as coach of the U.S. National Team Lightweight Women’s Pair, which won the gold medal at the U.S. Rowing Championships in the Elite 2- and Lightweight 2-, and a silver medal at the FISA World Rowing Championship in the Women’s L2-.

In addition, five rowers were honored by the CRCA as National Scholar-Athletes, with junior Shannon Gribbons named to the All MidAtlantic Region First Team. Gribbons became the first rower from WVU to earn this honor.

Prior to Georgetown, King served as coach for the men’s varsity crew squad at George Washington during 1996-97. He also served as the assistant coach and head coach of the men’s and women’s crew teams at Bucknell from 1990-96.

At West Virginia 2009-10 The 2009-10 season served as the foundation for success, as King developed the athletes that led the team the following season. Notable results included a third-place finish from the Varsity 8+ at the Head of the Ohio, and a firstplace finish at the second annual Head of the Mon in the fall season. In the spring season, the Varsity 8+ crew finished first at North Carolina, and recorded a second-place finish at George Mason. The crew also rowed to a first-place finish in the petite finals at the Big East Championships, and a second-place finish in the petite finals at the ECAC Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship. King was also instrumental in implementing the second-ever Head of the Mon in the spring of 2009. The Head of the Mon was a home regatta for the Mountaineers that included competition from Dayton, Duquesne and George Mason. Additionally, four members of the team were honored as CRCA National Scholar-Athletes.

King has also served as a coach for the Navy Rowing Camp each year since 2005. A six-day summer camp for girls ages 13-18, the camp places emphasis on technique development and personal improvement.

Personal Currently, King serves as a member of the NCAA Division I Women’s Rowing Committee, the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) Board of Directors and as the chair of the CRCA Division I Awards Committee. King also served as a member of the CRCA Division I Polling Committee from 2004-2009, President of the Big East Coaches Association from 2010-11, and as Vice President of the Big East Coaches Association from April 2004 – April 2006. King is a 1990 graduate of Bucknell, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology with a concentration in legal studies.

At West Virginia 2007-09 In his first two seasons as head coach, King saw great success with the Varsity 4+. King coached the Varsity 4+ to a second-place finish at the Head of the Ohio, respectively, as well as a first-place finish at the Head of the Occoquan and a first-place finish at Dayton. The Varsity 4+ also earned a second-place finish at the Knecht Cup, and a first-place finish in the petite finals at the Big East Championship. In addition, the crew placed fourth at the prestigious Dad Vail Regatta.

Prior to WVU Prior to his time with WVU, King spent 10 years as the assistant rowing coach at Georgetown, where he was responsible for directing the men’s heavyweight squad, and for the dayto-day running of the women’s heavyweight program. While at Georgetown, King also provided administrative support to the part-time coaches of the women’s lightweight program, as he helped institute the lightweight program for the Hoyas in 1999.

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ASSISTANT COACH

KIM

KIM GILMOUR ENTERS HER FIRST SEASON as an assistant coach with the West Virginia University rowing program. A native of Wexford, Pennsylvania, Gilmour brings a vast amount of experience and a winning pedigree to the Mountaineers. Gilmour joins the Mountaineers after coaching stints at the Pittsburgh Rowing Club, where she coached masters and juniors, and the North Allegheny Rowing Association. Gilmour competed for the North Allegheny Rowing Association for four years before receiving a scholarship to compete for Indiana University. At IU, Gilmour led the Hoosiers to the NCAA Championships her senior year as one of only two seniors in the top two boats. “Coach Gilmour’s undergraduate experience as a rower at Indiana, along with her coaching experiences at the club and

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junior levels have positioned her well to begin her journey as a collegiate coach,” Head Coach Jimmy King Said. “Our program will benefit in particular from the lessons she learned during her time at IU when that program made great strides toward becoming nationally competitive.” Gilmour received her bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Indiana and her master’s degree in exercise and sport sciences from the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom. “I’m thrilled to be a Mountaineer and become a part of such a wonderful university and athletic department,” Gilmour said. “The kindness and support offered by the entire department is second only to the dedication they show to academic and athletic excellence. I look forward to helping WVU strive for greatness.


ASSISTANT COACH

TINA

TINA GRIFFITH ENTERS HER SECOND STINT on the WVU rowing coaching staff. Previously, Griffith served as WVU’s assistant coach from 2004-2011 and was an associate head coach from 2011-12. Griffith’s extensive knowledge of the WVU Rowing program dates back to 1998 when she walked on to the team as a student. She went on to be named a team captain in 1999-2000 and again in 2002-03. She then worked with the team as a graduate assistant from 2003-2004. “I have the rare opportunity to be able to come back again to do what I love at my alma mater and to make a positive impact on the student-athletes and the team,” Griffith said. “I don’t think it can get much better than that.”   

Griffith

“I’m very happy to welcome coach Griffith back to the Mountaineer rowing staff,” head coach Jimmy King said. “Tina’s knowledge of our rowing program, understanding of the culture at WVU and familiarity in working with me are great assets at a time when we’re welcoming additional new staff members.” Griffith returns to the Mountaineer rowing program after serving as a West Virginia State Trooper the past two years. Prior to that, Griffith served as a graduate assistant for WVU’s College of Physical Activity and Sports Science for two years. A native of West Liberty, West Virginia, Griffith graduated from WVU with a bachelor of science degree in psychology in 2003 and a masters in athletic coaching education in 2005.

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GRADUATE ASSISTANT COACH

Thieken

KAYLA KAYLA THIEKEN WILL STEP IN to fill the newly-added position of graduate assistant coach for the WVU Rowing Team. Thieken brings a winning tradition to the Mountaineers’ squad. Thieken comes to West Virginia after serving as a volunteer coach for the UCF rowing team, where she coached the novice squad and helped UCF win the American Athletic Conference Championship and qualify for the NCAA Championships. She was also an assistant coach for the Orlando Area Rowing Society, where she coached the women’s varsity squad and helped three boats qualify for youth nationals. “We’re fortunate to have coach Thieken in our newly-added position of graduate assistant coach,” head coach Jimmy King said. “Kayla immersed herself in coaching during the past year and those experiences will enable her to immediately take on an impactful role within our program.”

Prior to her stint as a volunteer coach for the Knights, Thieken was a four-year member of the rowing team and a captain during her senior year. In that year she led the Knights to their first conference championship in program history and secured an automatic berth to the NCAA Championships. Thieken, a native of Tampa, Florida, graduated from UCF in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in sport and exercise science and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in coaching and sport education. “I have a passion for coaching, so I’m excited to be able to apply what I’m learning in my master’s program to the rowing team.” Thieken said, “I’m ready to build off of past successes and find even more speed in this team.”

Staff

SUPPORT

SamanthaYOUNG Athletic Trainer

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SamanthaSPURLOCK Educational Counselor

BubbaSCHMIDT Equipment Manager

ChrisPHARIS

Athletic Communications

Dr. MattLively Medical Director


MOUNTAINEER

Profiles 2017 Roster | 32 Returners | 34 Newcomers | 45


2017 ROSTER

Name Aria Asselta Dana Bishop  Gabrielle Boylan  Megan Brophy  Alexis Brown  Alisha Brownfield  Louise Daenekindt  Alexandria Dayton  Emily Deming  Grace Dever  Karli Dorsey  Gillian Downs  Kara Ehrenberger  Micah Gibbons  Hannah Hammon  Abigail Harris  Gabriella Hawkins  Haley Hensil  Madison Hill  Amy Hoaglund  Elizabeth Hooper  Madison Hrynda  Janae Hurst  Madison James  Alissa Johnson  Kailee Kelly  Lindsay Krawczyk  Carly Ledbetter  Madisyn Lee  Michala Luck  Louisa Morgan  Lize Morris  Hallie Nichols  Emma Nordstrom  Shyla Parsons  Emma Preston  Abbigail Rees  McKenna Rusnock-Rozzi  Hannah Simmerly  Jacqueline Spiropoulos  Emily Stasi  Ciara Stewart  Kaitlin Sullivan  Lillian Westerman  Olivia White  Sarah Williams  Emma Winders  Elizabeth Young 

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Class Jr. So.  Fr.  Sr.  So.  Sr.  Fr.  Fr.  Sr.  So.  Fr.  Fr.  So.  So.  Fr.  Sr.  Jr.  Fr.  Jr.  So.  Jr.  So.  So.  Sr.  Fr.  Fr.  Fr.  So.  Fr.  Fr.  Sr.  Fr.  Fr.  Fr.  Fr.  Sr.  Jr.  Fr.  Fr.  Jr.  Jr.  Fr.  So.  Jr.  Sr.  Jr.  So.  So. 

Hometown Vineland, N.J. Ranson, W.Va.  Cleveland, Ohio  Randolph, N.J.  Dallas, Texas  Barboursville, W.Va.  Bruges, Belgium  Cherry Hill, N.J.  Nokomis, Fla.  Lakewood, Ohio  Olney, Md.  Spotsylvania, Va.  McMurray, Pa.  Tulsa, Okla.  Columbus, Ohio  Havertown, Pa.  Manahawkin, N.J.  Buckhannon, W. Va.  Leesburg, Va.  Mt. Lebanon, Pa.  Wheeling, W.Va.  Pittsburgh, Pa.  Maryville, Tenn.  Poway, Calif.  Owens Cross Roads, Ala.  Fort Ashby, W.Va.  Maryville, Tenn.  Mercer Island, Wash.  Mathews, Va.  Willoughby, Ohio  Blenheim, New Zealand  Morgantown, W.Va  Aldie, Va.  Mountainside, N.J.  Parkersburg, W.Va.  Ithaca, N.Y.  Ft. Wright, Ky.  Reading, Pa.  Cleveland, Ohio  Columbus, Ohio  Haddonfield, N.J.  Washington, Pa.  Nokomis, Fla.  Knoxville, Tenn.  Great Falls, Va.  Evans, W.Va.  Dunedin, New Zealand  South Charleston, W.Va. 

Last School Vineland High Jefferson High  Magnificat High  Randolph High  Nicholas County High  Cabell Midland High  SFX-Brugge  Cherry Hill East High  Pine View High  Lakewood High  Sherwood High  James Monroe High  Peters Township High  Tulsa  Bishop Watterson  Merion Mercy Academy  Southern Regional High  Buckhannon Upshur High  Tuscarora High  Mt. Lebanon High  Wheeling Park High  North Hills High  Maryville High  Poway High  Huntsville High  Frankfort High  Maryville High  Holy Names Academy  Mathews High School  Willoughby South  Marlborough Girls’ College  Morgantown High  John Champe  Governor Livingston High  Albert Gallatin Area High  Ithaca High  Notre Dame Academy  Muhlenberg High  Saint Joseph Academy  Bexley High  Haddonfield Memorial High  Washington High  Pine View High  Hardin Valley Academy  Langley High  Ripley High  Columba College  South Charleston High


Rowers

2017

MEGAN BROPHY

ARIA ASSELTA

SENIOR RANDOLPH, N.J. RANDOLPH

JUNIOR VINELAND, N.J. VINELAND 2016 (So.) ■■ Named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team ■■ Rowed the first varsity four to a second-place finish in the Petite Final at the Big 12 Championship ■■ Finished fourth at the Oak Ridge Invitational as a member of the first varsity eight 2015 (Fr.) ■■ Named to the Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team ■■ Rowed the first varsity eight to a first-place finish in the Petite Final at the Big 12 Championship ■■ Rowed the second varsity eight to a second-place finish in the Petite Final at the EAWRC Sprints ■■ Raced the second varsity eight to a first-place finish in the Petite Final at the Knecht Cup ■■ Placed 18th out of 35 teams with the second varsity eight in the Championship Women’s 8 at the Head of the Occoquan ■■ Rowed the third varsity eight to a top-10 finish in the Women’s Open 8 competition at the Head of the Ohio Prep ■■ Lettered in rowing and swimming all four years ■■ Placed fourth in the Senior Women’s 4+ at the 2014 Stotesbury Cup Regatta ■■ Placed fifth in the Senior Women’s 4+ at the 2014 Garden State Championship ■■ Captain of the swim team ■■ Named to NISCA All-America Interscholastic Academic Team ■■ Member of the National Honor Society ■■ Graduated Summa Cum Laude Personal ■■ Daughter of Ronald and Tracy Asselta ■■ One of three children ■■ Birthday is March 12 ■■ Majoring in marketing and communications ■■ Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll ■■ Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

2016 (Jr.) ■■ Named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team ■■ Rowed the first varsity eight to a fourth-place finish at the Big 12 Championship ■■ Placed second as member of the first varsity eight in the Petite Final at the Big 12 Championship ■■ Finished sixth in the Petite Final at the EAWRC Sprints as a member of the first varsity eights ■■ Placed fourth as a member of the first varsity eight at the Oak Ridge Invitational 2015 (So.) ■■ Advanced to the grand final in the first varsity four at the Big 12 Championship, finishing fifth overall ■■ Rowed the first varsity eight to a fifth-place finish in the Third Final at the Knecht Cup ■■ Placed fourth out of 39 teams with the first varsity four in the Women’s Championship 4+ at the Head of the Occoquan ■■ Placed sixth out of 45 teams with the first varsity eight in the Championship Women’s 8 at the Head of the Occoquan ■■ Rowed the second varsity eight to a fourth-place finish in the Women’s Open 8 at the Head of the Ohio 2014 (Fr.) ■■ Rowed the first varsity eight to a second-place finish in the Petite Finalat the Conference USA Championship ■■ Placed fifth with the first varsity eight at the Big 12 Championship ■■ Rowed the first novice four and the first varsity eight crews to eighth-place finishes at the Head of the Schuylkill ■■ Placed seventh with the third varsity four in the Women’s Open 4+ at the Head of the Ohio Prep ■■ Coached by Rob Welsh ■■ Captain of the rowing, swim and field hockey teams Personal ■■ Daughter of Thomas and Colleen Brophy ■■ One of two children ■■ Birthday is September 30 ■■ Majoring in forensic and investigative science ■■ Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll ■■ Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll ■■ Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

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ALEXIS BROWN

SOPHOMORE DALLAS, TEXAS NICHOLAS COUNTY 2016 (Fr.) ■■ Rowed the second varsity four to a first-place finish in the Petite Final at the Big 12 Championship ■■ Placed fourth with the second varsity eight at the Oak Ridge Invitational ■■ Finished second with the first varsity four at the North Carolina Duals High School ■■ Was named first team all-state in the shuttle hurdle relay ■■ Placed first in the 4x100 meter relay at the state track meet ■■ Was a member of the women’s soccer team that earned the 2015 regional title ■■ Participated in AAU basketball Personal ■■ Daughter of Shaun Brown and Hannah Byrnes ■■ One of three children ■■ Birthday is December 13 ■■ Majoring in exercise physiology

ALISHA BROWNFIELD

SENIOR BARBOURSVILLE, W.VA. CABELL MIDLAND 2016 (Jr.) ■■ Named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team ■■ Named a CRCA Scholar Athlete ■■ Rowed the second varsity eight to a fifth-place finish in the Grand Final at the Big 12 Championship ■■ Placed fourth in the Petite Finales a member of the second varsity eight at the Knecht Cup ■■ Finished fourth at the Oak Ridge Invitational as a member of the first varsity eight 2015 (So.) ■■ Named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team ■■ Advanced to the grand final in the second varsity eight at the Big 12 Championship, finishing sixth overall ■■ Rowed the second varsity eight to a second-place finish in the Petite Final at the EAWRC Sprints ■■ Earned a first-place finish with the second varsity eight in the Petite Final at the Knecht Cup ■■ Rowed the third varsity eight to a top-10 finish in the Women’s Open 8 at the Head of the Ohio 2014 (Fr.) ■■ Named to the Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team ■■ Placed fifth with the fourth varsity eight at the Big 12 Championship ■■ Competed in the third varsity eight at the Knecht Cup Prep ■■ Attended Cabell Midland High Personal ■■ Daughter of Allen Brownfield and Sandra Snedeger ■■ Birthday is July 11 ■■ One of four children ■■ Majoring in psychology ■■ Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll ■■ Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

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Prep ■■ Was a four-time letterwinner in outdoor track and a three-time letterwinner in indoor track ■■ Lettered in volleyball for two years ■■ Was a member of the National Honor Society and Interact Club ■■ Graduated Summa Cum Laude

GRACE DEVER

SOPHOMORE LAKEWOOD, OHIO LAKEWOOD

Personal ■■ Daughter of David and Adrianne Ehrenberger ■■ One of two children ■■ Birthday is November 15 ■■ Majoring in pharmacy ■■ Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

2016 (Fr.) ■■ Rowed the second varsity eight to a fifth-place finish in the Grand Final at the Big 12 Championship ■■ Placed fourth in the Petite Finalas a member of the second varsity eight at the Knecht Cup ■■ Finished fourth at the Oak Ridge Invitational as a member of the first varsity eight Prep ■■ Raced for the Cleveland Youth Rowing Association in the fall of 2013 and 2014 ■■ Was captain of the Cleveland Youth Rowing Association in 2014 ■■ Earned the Leadership Award for the Cleveland Youth Rowing Association ■■ Was a two-time letterwinner in track and field at Lakewood High ■■ Competed in speed skating for nine years and was the state runner-up from 2010-12 Personal ■■ Daughter of Michael and Stacy Dever ■■ Sister Maggie rows at Rutgers ■■ One of five children ■■ Birthday is May 30 ■■ Majoring in environmental protection

KARA EHRENBERGER

MICAH GIBBONS

SOPHOMORE TULSA, OKLA METRO CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 2015-16 (Tulsa) ■ Rowed in three regattas ■ Beat MIT in the lightweight 8 in a dual meet ■ Placed second in the Novice 4+ at the Jayhawk Jamboree Prep ■ Attended Metro Christian Academy ■ Two year varsity letterwinner for the Tulsa Youth Rowing Association ■ Stroked the women’s varsity 8+ at the Head of the Charles in 2014 ■ Oklahoma 4A cross country state champion as a freshman ■ Oklahoma 5A cross country state champion as a sophomore ■ Played AAU basketball for the Oklahoma Nationals Personal ■ Daughter of Mike and Ruth Gibbons ■ One of three children ■ Birthday is September 12 ■ Majoring in strategic communications

SOPHOMORE McMURRAY, PA. PETERS TOWNSHIP

2016 (Fr.) ■■ Assisted the freshman/ novice fours to a sixth-place finished in the grand final at the Knecht Cup ■■ Named WVU Student-Athlete of the Week honors (April 11) as a member of the novice four A

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ABIGAIL HARRIS

SENIOR HAVERTOWN, PA. MERION MERCY ACADEMY 2016 (Jr.) ■■ Coxed the second varsity four to a first-place finish in the Petite Final at the Big 12 Championship ■■ Coxed the first varsity four to a fourth-place finish at the Petite Final at the Oak Ridge Invitational 2015 (So.) ■■ Earned a first-place finish with the first varsity eight in the Petite Final at the Big 12 Championship ■■ Rowed the second varsity eight to a second-place finish in the Petite Final at the EAWRC Sprints ■■ Earned a first-place finish with the second varsity eight in the Petite Final at the Knecht Cup ■■ Placed fourth out of 39 teams in the Women’s Championship 4+ at the Head of the Occoquan ■■ Competed in the first varsity eight that earned a sixth-place finish out of 45 teams in the Championship Women’s 8 at the Head of Occoquan ■■ Rowed the third varsity eight to a ninth-place finish in the Women’s Open 8 at the Head of the Ohio

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2014 (Fr.) ■■ Coxed the second varsity eight to a fourth-place finish in the Petite Final at the Conference USA Championship ■■ Helped the second varsity eight to a fifth-place finish at the Big 12 Championship ■■ Coxed the second varsity eight to the Petite Final at the Knecht Cup ■■ Coxed the second varsity four to a 17th-place finish at the Head of the Occoquan ■■ Competed in the Novice Open 4+ at the Head of the Schuylkill Prep ■■ Coached by Mike Brown ■■ Finished in eighth place at the 2013 Youth Nationals in the Lightweight 8 ■■ Finished in third place at the 2013 Stotesbury Cup in the Lightweight 8 ■■ Finished in second place at the 2013 Nationals in the Lightweight 8 ■■ Finished in third place in the 2013 City Championships in the Lightweight 8 ■■ Finished in first place in the 2013 Navy Day and Miami International Regatta in the varsity eight Personal ■■ Daughter of Jeff and Amy Harris ■■ One of seven children ■■ Birthday is July 19 ■■ Majoring in psychology ■■ Big 12 Commissoner’s Honor RoLL


Personal ■■ Daughter of Robert and Tracy Hoaglund ■■ One of three children ■■ Birthday is November 18 ■■ Majoring in nursing ■■ Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

GABRIELLA HAWKINS

JUNIOR MANAHAWKIN, N.J. SOUTHERN REGIONAL

ELIZABETH HOOPER

2016 (Fr.) ■■ Finished second at the Big 12 Championships in the third varsity eight Petite Final ■■ Rowed the novice four B team to a sixth-place finish at the Knecht Cup Prep ■■ Participated on the soccer college showcase team ■■ Lettered in soccer all four years ■■ Played one season of lacrosse and track and field ■■ Was a member of the German National Honor Society Personal ■■ Daughter of John and Linda Hawkins ■■ Father played Division III hockey at Rochester Institute of Technology, and then moved on to play in a professional league in Holland ■■ One of three children ■■ Birthday is September 22 ■■ Majoring in exercise physiology

AMY HOAGLUND

SOPHOMORE MT. LEBANON, PA. MT. LEBANON 2016 (Fr.) ■■ Rowed the second varsity eight to a fifth-place finish in the Grand Final at the Big 12 Championship ■■ Placed fourth at the Oak Ridge Invitational as a member of the first varsity four

SOPHOMORE WHEELING, W.VA. WHEELING PARK 2016 (So.) ■■ Named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team ■■ Named a CRCA Scholar Athlete ■■ Rowed the second varsity eight to a fifth-place finish in the Grand Final at the Big 12 Championship ■■ Placed fourth in the Petite Final as a member of the second varsity eight at the Knecht Cup ■■ Finished fourth at the Oak Ridge Invitational as a member of the first varsity eight 2015 (Fr.) ■■ Named to the Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team ■■ Raced in the third varsity eight boat to a fifth-place finish at the Big 12 Championship ■■ Rowed the varsity eight to a second-place finish in the Petite Final at the EAWRC Sprints ■■ Competed in the third varsity eight at the Knecht Cup Prep ■■ Played volleyball and was named to the OVAC All-Academic Team ■■ Member of the National Honor Society Personal ■■ Daughter of Michael and Gretchen Hooper ■■ One of three children ■■ Birthday is January 16 ■■ Majoring in marketing ■■ Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll ■■ Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

Prep ■■ Lettered one season in swimming and diving ■■ Participated in the 2015 Pittsburgh Half Marathon

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MADISON HRYNDA

SOPHOMORE PITTSBURGH, PA. NORTH HILLS 2016 (Fr.) ■■ Named to the Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team ■■ Rowed the first varsity four to a second-place finish in the Petite Finalat the Big 12 Championship ■■ Placed first in the Petite Finalas a member of the varsity four B crew at the EAWRC sprints Prep ■■ Competed for Three Rivers Junior Rowing under coaches Rick Brown and Steve McCarthy ■■ Earned a gold medal in the First Varsity 4+ and placed fourth in the First Varsity 8+ at the 2014 USRowing Midwest Junior Championship ■■ Placed sixth in the First Varsity 8+ and fourth in the First Varsity 4+ at the 2013 USRowing Midwest Junior Championship Personal ■■ Daughter of Keith and Lisa Hrynda ■■ One of two children ■■ Birthday is October 9 ■■ Majoring in animal science ■■ Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

JANAE HURST SOPHOMORE MARYVILLE, TENN. MARYVILLE 2016 (Fr.) ■■ Rowed the second varsity eight to a fifth-place finish in the Grand Final at the Big 12 Championship ■■ Placed fourth in the Petite Finalas a member of the second varsity eight at the Knecht Cup

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Prep ■■ Rowed for the East Tennessee Rowing Organization under coach Andrew Krug ■■ Earned a silver medal at the 2014 Tennessee Indoor Rowing Championship ■■ Placed third in the Varsity 2- at the 2014 USRowing Southeast Junior Championship ■■ Placed fourth in the Youth Women’s 2- at the 2014 Head of the Hooch Personal ■■ Daughter of Sidney Hurst ■■ One of four children ■■ Birthday is December 9 ■■ Majoring in biology ■■ Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

MADISON JAMES

SENIOR POWAY, CALIF. POWAY 2016 (Jr.) ■■ Named a CRCA Scholar Athlete ■■ Rowed the first varsity four to a second-place finish in the Petite Final at the Big 12 Championship ■■ Placed first in the Petite Final as a member of the varsity four B crew at the EAWRC sprints 2015 (So.) ■■ Named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team ■■ Advanced to the grand final in the first varsity four at the Big 12 Championship, finishing fifth overall ■■ Earned a first-place finish with the second varsity eight in the Petite Final at the Knecht Cup ■■ Competed in the first varsity eight that earned a sixth-place finish out of 45 teams in the Championship Women’s 8 at the Head of Occoquan ■■ Rowed the second varsity eight to a top-five finish in the Women’s Open 8 at the Head of the Ohio 2014 (Fr.) ■■ Earned the Conference USA Commissioner’s Academic Medal ■■ Named to the Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll ■■ Named to the Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team ■■ Crossed the line in fifth place with the second varsity four at the Big 12 Championship ■■ Finished in fourth place with the first varsity four in the Petite Final at the Conference USA Championship ■■ Won bronze with the novice eight at the Knecht Cup ■■ Finished 16th out of 40 boats with the second varsity eight in the Open Club 8 at the Head of the Schuylkill ■■ Rowed on the novice four at the Head of the Schuykill


■■ Finished 14th with the third varsity eight in the Women’s Open 8 at the Head of the Ohio ■■ Placed seventh with the third varsity four in the Women’s Open 4+ at the Head of the Ohio Prep ■■ Coached by Susan Francia ■■ Four-year varsity track and field letterwinner ■■ Two-time MVP in track and field ■■ Three-time Union Tribune All-Academic Team member ■■ 2010 U.S. Powerlifting Association “Lifter of the Year” ■■ World champion/world record holder in powerlifting ■■ Rowed in the 2013 Southwest Regionals and San Diego Crew Classic ■■ Member of the National Honor Society Personal ■■ Daughter of Guy and Heidi James ■■ Mother rowed at Wisconsin ■■ One of three children ■■ Brother played rugby at UCLA ■■ Birthday is March 27 ■■ Majoring in nursing ■■ Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll ■■ Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

LOUISA MORGAN

■■ Competed in the first varsity eight that earned a sixth-place finish out of 45 teams in the Championship Women’s 8 at the Head of Occoquan ■■ Earned a second-place finish out of 17 teams with the first varsity eight in the Women’s Open 8 at the Head of the Ohio 2014 (Fr.) ■■ Earned the Conference USA Commissioner’s Academic Medal ■■ Named to the Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team ■■ Earned the Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll ■■ Finished in fifth with the first varsity eight at the Big 12 Championship ■■ Placed second with the first varsity eight in the Petite Final at the Conference USA Championship ■■ Finished sixth with the second varsity eight in the Petite Final at the Knecht Cup ■■ Finished 23rd in the Novice Open 4+ at the Head of the Schuylkill ■■ Crossed the finish line in 16th place in the Second Open 8 at the Head of the Schuylkill ■■ Rowed to a 14th-place finish in the Open 8 at the Head of the Ohio Prep ■■ Coached by Dave Williamson ■■ Won National Women’s Novice 8 title with the Wairau Rowing Club Personal ■■ A native of New Zealand ■■ Daughter of Bruce Morgan and Janelle O’Keeffe ■■ One of three children ■■ Birthday is April 9 ■■ Majoring in industrial engineering ■■ Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll ■■ Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

SENIOR BLENHEIM, NEW ZEALAND MARLBOROUGH GIRLS’ COLLEGE 2016 (Jr.) ■■ Named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team ■■ Named a CRCA Scholar Athlete ■■ Rowed the first varsity eight to a second-place finish in the Petite Final at the Big 12 Championship ■■ Finished sixth in the Petite Final at the EAWRC Sprints as a member of the first varsity eights ■■ Placed fourth as a member of the first varsity eight at the Oak Ridge Invitational 2015 (So.) ■■ Named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team ■■ Earned a first-place finish with the first varsity eight in the Petite Final at the Big 12 Championship ■■ Rowed the second varsity eight to a second-place finish in the Petite Final at the EAWRC Sprints the Head of the Occoquan ■■ Rowed the first varsity eight to a fifth-place finish in the third final at the Knecht Cup ■■ Raced the second varsity four to a ninth-place finish in the Women’s Championship 4+ at the Head of the Occoquan

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EMMA PRESTON SENIOR ITHACA, N.Y. ITHACA

2016 (Jr.) ■■ Rowed the first varsity eight to a second-place finish in the Petite Final at the Big 12 Championship ■■ Finished sixth in the Petite Final at the EAWRC Sprints as a member of the first varsity eights ■■ Placed fourth as a member of the first varsity eight at the Oak Ridge Invitational ■■ 2015 (So.) ■■ Advanced to the grand final in the second varsity eight at the Big 12 Championship, finishing sixth overall ■■ Rowed the first varsity eight to a fifth-place finish in the Third Final at the Knecht Cup ■■ Earned a second-place finish out of 17 teams in the first varsity eight in the Women’s Open 8 at the Head of the Ohio 2014 (Fr.) ■■ Crossed the finish line in fourth place in the opening heat of the third varsity eight at the Conference USA Championship ■■ Took fifth with the first varsity eight at the Big 12 Championship ■■ Won bronze with the novice 8 at the Knecht Cup Prep ■■ Attended Ithaca High Personal ■■ Daughter of George and Dorothy Preston ■■ Birthday is May 4 ■■ One of two children ■■ Majoring in German and elementary education ■■ Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll ■■ Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll ■■ Rowed in the 2013 Southwest Regionals and San Diego Crew Classic ■■ Member of the National Honor Society Personal ■■ Daughter of Guy and Heidi James ■■ Mother rowed at Wisconsin ■■ One of three children ■■ Brother played rugby at UCLA ■■ Birthday is March 27 ■■ Majoring in nursing ■■ Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll ■■ Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

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ABBIGAIL REES

JUNIOR FT. WRIGHT, KY. NOTRE DAME ACADEMY 2016 (So.) ■■ Named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team ■■ Rowed the first varsity four to a second-place finish in the Petite Final at the Big 12 Championship ■■ Placed fourth in the Petite Final as a member of the second varsity eight at the Knecht Cup 2015 (Fr.) ■■ Named to the Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team ■■ Raced in the second varsity four at the Big 12 Championship ■■ Rowed the first varsity four to a ninth-place finish out of 11 crews at the EAWRC Sprints ■■ Competed in the third varsity eight at the Knecht Cup ■■ Placed 13th in the Women’s Collegiate Novice 8 at the Head of the Occoquan ■■ Earned a silver medal in the Women’s Collegiate Novice 4+ at the Head of the Occoquan Prep ■■ Raced for Cincinnati Junior Rowing Club ■■ Earned a first-place finish with the second varsity eight at the 2014 Midwest Junior Rowing Championships ■■ Placed second with the third varsity four at the 2014 Midwest Junior Rowing Championships Personal ■■ Daughter of Andrew and Tami Rees ■■ One of three children ■■ Birthday is January 27 ■■ Majoring in psychology ■■ Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll ■■ Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll


JACQUELINE SPIROPOULOS

EMILY STASI

JUNIOR COLUMBUS, OHIO BEXLEY

2016 (So.) ■■ Named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team ■■ Named a CRCA Scholar Athlete ■■ Rowed the second varsity eight to a fifth-place finish in the Grand Final at the Big 12 Championship ■■ Placed fourth in the Petite Final as a member of the second varsity eight at the Knecht Cup ■■ Finished fourth at the Oak Ridge Invitational as a member of the first varsity eight 2015 (Fr.) ■■ Named to the Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team ■■ Rowed the third varsity eight to a ninth-place finish in the Women’s Open 8 at the Head of the Ohio Prep ■■ Raced for Bexley High and competed for Dublin Crew ■■ Captain of the Dublin Crew ■■ Rowed in the varsity eight boat her junior and senior year ■■ Personal ■■ Daughter of John Spiropoulos and Jenny Holden ■■ Birthday is May 23 ■■ Majoring in athletic coaching education ■■ Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll ■■ Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

JUNIOR HADDONFIELD, N.J. HADDONFIELD MEMORIAL 2016 (So.) ■■ Rowed the first varsity eight to a second-place finish in the Petite Final at the Big 12 Championship ■■ Finished sixth in the Petite Final at the EAWRC Sprints as a member of the first varsity eights ■■ Placed fourth as a member of the first varsity eight at the Oak Ridge Invitational 2015 (Fr.) ■■ Earned a first-place finish with the first varsity eight in the Petite Final at the Big 12 Championship ■■ Rowed the second varsity eight to a second-place finish in the Petite Final at the EAWRC Sprints ■■ Placed first with the second varsity eight in the Petite Final at the Knecht Cup ■■ Competed in the third varsity four at the Head of the Occoquan, finishing 15th ■■ Placed 18th out of 35 teams in the Championship Women’s 8 at the Head of Occoquan ■■ Earned a second-place finish out of 17 teams with the first varsity eight in the Women’s Open 8 at the Head of the Ohio Prep ■■ Raced for Haddonfield Crew Club ■■ Captain of the Haddonfield Crew Club ■■ Lettered in swimming (2) and rowing (3) ■■ Second-place finish at the 2014 Haddon Hammer New Jersey Indoor Rowing Championship ■■ Won a silver medal at the 2014 Senior Women’s 4+ at the Garden State Championship ■■ Member of National Art Honor Society Personal ■■ Daughter of Kevin and Keri Stasi ■■ Birthday is April 18 ■■ Majoring in sport psychology

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Personal ■■ Daughter of Karl and Robin Westerman ■■ One of two children ■■ Birthday is December 13 ■■ Majoring in business

KAITLIN SULLIVAN

SOPHOMORE NOKOMIS, FLA. PINE VIEW SCHOOL 2016 (Fr.) ■■ Coxed the freshman/ novice fours to a six place finished in the grand final at the Knecht Cup ■■ Named WVU Student-Athlete of the Week honors (April 11) as a member of the novice four A Prep ■■ Named the 2014-15 captain of Lyman High’s rowing squad ■■ Won the Golden Oar Award during the 2012-13 and 2014-15 seasons Personal ■■ Daughter of Paul and Jennifer Sullivan ■■ One of three children ■■ Birthday is June 7 ■■ Majoring in nursing ■■ Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

LILLIAN WESTERMAN

JUNIOR KNOXVILLE, TENN. HARDIN VALLEY ACADEMY 2016 (So.) ■■ Placed fourth in the Petite Final as a member of the second varsity eight at the Knecht Cup ■■ Rowed the second varsity eight to a fourth-place finish at the Oak Ridge Invitational 2015 (Fr.) ■■ Advanced to the Grand Final in the first varsity four at the Big 12 Championship, finishing fifth overall ■■ Raced the first varsity four to a ninth-place finish at the EAWRC Sprints ■■ Rowed the first varsity four to a bronze-medal finish in the Women’s Collegiate Novice 4+ at the Head of Occoquan Prep ■■ Named the team’s co-captain for the Atomic Rowing Club her senior season

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SARAH WILLIAMS JUNIOR EVANS, W.VA. RIPLEY

2016 (Fr.) ■■ Rowed the third varsity eight to a second place finish at the Big 12 Championships ■■ Placed fifth at the Knecht Cup as a member of the second varsity four ■■ Led the novice varsity four to a first place finish against UNC at the North Carolina Duals Prep ■■ Was a one-year letterwinner in track and field ■■ Lettered in basketball all four years and was named the team captain her senior season ■■ Scored 1,000 points throughout her four-year career ■■ Earned MSAC special honorable mention and all-state honorable mention in basketball her junior and senior years ■■ Participated on the W.V. BACF all-star team ■■ Was a member of the National Honor Society Personal ■■ Daughter of Jerrold and Melisa Williams ■■ One of five children ■■ Birthday is December 14 ■■ Majoring in exercise physiology ■■ Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll


EMMA WINDERS

ELIZABETH YOUNG

SOPHOMORE DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND COLUMBA COLLEGE 2016 (Fr.) ■■ Did not compete Prep ■■ Competed for Otago University Rowing Club under coach Matt Smail ■■ Won gold medals in the U19 1x and U19 2x at the 2014 South Island Rowing Championship, competing for Otago University Rowing Club ■■ Placed first in the U18 1x at the 2014 South Island Secondary Schools Championship, racing for Columba College ■■ Placed second in the U19 2x and Club 2x at the 2014 NZ Rowing Championship ■■ Placed third in the Club 1x at the 2014 New Zealand Rowing Championship ■■ Was a member of the 2014 Rowing New Zealand U21 TransTasman Team selected to Lightweight 2x Personal ■■ Daughter of Kevin Winders and Christine Montgomery ■■ Her mother is a former New Zealand champion lightweight sculler ■■ Her father coached her mother, as well as other New Zealand title-winning crews ■■ One of two children ■■ Birthday is May 28 ■■ Majoring in human nutrition ■■ Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll ■■ Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

SOPHOMORE SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.VA. SOUTH CHARLESTON 2016 (Fr.) ■■ Rowed the first varsity eight to a second-place finish in the Petite Finalat the Big 12 Championship ■■ Finished sixth in the Petite Finalat the EAWRC Sprints as a member of the first varsity eights ■■ Placed fourth as a member of the first varsity eight at the Oak Ridge Invitational Prep ■■ Lettered in swimming and track and field for three years ■■ Was a one-time letterwinner in cross country ■■ Earned the Team Leadership Swimming Award her senior year ■■ Graduated with high honors Personal ■■ Daughter of Mark and Angela Young ■■ One of five children ■■ Birthday is February 7 ■■ Majoring in history ■■ Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

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Newcomers DANA BISHOP

SOPHOMORE RANSON, W.VA. JEFFERSON HIGH Prep ■■ Cheered for three years at Jefferson High ■■ Graduated Magna Cum Laude Personal ■■ Daughter of Roy Bishop and Carie Chaney ■■ One of three children ■■ Birthday is September 24 ■■ Majoring in criminology

SARAH BOONE

FRESHMAN. PARKERSBURG, W.VA. PARKERSBURG HIGH Prep ■■ Rowed four years at Parkersburg High ■■ Named team captain her senior year Personal ■■ Daughter of Douglas Boone and Stephanie Kyle ■■ One of five children ■■ Birthday is December 17 ■■ Majoring in art education

GABRIELLE BOYLAN

FRESHMAN. CLEVELAND, OHIO MAGNIFICAT HIGH Prep ■■ Two-time captain of the Cleveland Youth Rowing Association ■■ Coxed the Cleveland Youth Rowing Association to a Midwest Championship in first women’s novice four Personal ■■ Daughter of John and Diane Boylan ■■ Her father John ran cross country at Xavier ■■ One of three children ■■ Birthday is November 7 ■■ Majoring in nursing ■■ Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Ro

LOUISE DAENEKINDT

FRESHMAN BRUGES, BELGIUM SFX-BRUGGE Prep ■ Placed 2nd at the Belgian Championships in the Junior 4x and in 2015 ■ Won the Coupe de le Jeunesse in the Junior 8+ in 2015 ■ Finished third at the Belgian Indoor Championships in the Junior 18 1X in 2016 ■ Won the U23 Belgian Indoor Championships in 2016 ■ Placed third twice at the Coupe de la Jeunesse in Junior 2- in 2015 and 2016 Personal ■■ Daughter of Thierry Daenekindt and Caroline Picaia ■■ Birthday is May 1 ■■ Majoring in exercise physiology

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ALEXANDRIA DAYTON

GILLIAN DOWNS

FRESHMAN. CHERRY HILL EAST, N.J. CHERRY HILL EAST HIGH Prep ■■ Named the captain of the Cherry Hill East swim team Personal ■■ Daughter of Isabella Dayton ■■ One of two children ■■ Birthday is July 28 ■■ Majoring in biology

FRESHMAN. SPOTSYLVANIA, VA. JAMES MONROE HIGH Prep ■■ Competed in the 100 meter breaststroke at the Virginia 3A High School Swimming Championships in 2014-15 ■■ Named to the 2013-14 Free Lance-Star Honorable Mention team Personal ■■ Daughter of William and Leslie Downs ■■ One of two children ■■ Birthday is October 10 ■■ Majoring in criminology

KARLI DORSEY

HANNAH HAMMON

FRESHMAN. OLNEY, MD. SHERWOOD HIGH Prep ■■ Named captain of her travel volleyball club ■■ Competed in travel volleyball for nine years Personal ■■ Daughter of Norman and Jennifer Dorsey ■■ Birthday is May 19 ■■ Majoring in criminology

FRESHMAN. COLUMBUS, OHIO BISHOP WATTERSON Prep ■■ Rowed for the Dublin Crew ■■ Named the most valuable rower of the Dublin Crew ■■ Two year varsity letterwinner swimmer at Bishop Watterson High Personal ■■ Daughter of Douglas and Erin Hammon ■■ One of three children ■■ Birthday is October 25 ■■ Majoring in communications and graphic design ■■ Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

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HALEY HENSIL

FRESHMAN BUCKHANNON, W.VA. BUCKHANNON-UPSHUR HIGH Prep ■■ Played varsity soccer and ran track at Buckhannon-Upshur ■■ Named offensive player of the year in 2015 ■■ Won Buckhannon-Upshur’s Cooper’s Award in 2015 Personal ■■ Daughter of Hugh and Christal Hensil ■■ One of four children ■■ Birthday is September 12 ■■ Majoring in history

MADISON HILL

JUNIOR LEESBURG, VA. TUSCARORA HIGH Prep ■■ Graduated from Tuscarora High with an advanced diploma Personal ■■ Daughter of Jeremy and Kristine Williams ■■ One of two children ■■ Birthday is August 17 ■■ Majoring in sport and exercise psychology

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ALISSA JOHNSON

FRESHMAN. OWENS CROSS ROADS, ALA. HUNTSVILLE HIGH Prep ■■ Raced for the Row Huntsville club ■■ Named the Row Huntsville Outstanding Oarswoman ■■ Received the Row Huntsville Captain Award ■■ Won the Row Huntsville Erg Hammer Award Personal ■■ Daughter of Milton and Cheryl Johnson ■■ Her mother and father were competitive sailboat racers ■■ Has three brothers ■■ Birthday is August 28 ■■ Majoring in exercise physiology

KAILEE KELLY

FRESHMAN. FORT ASHBY W.VA. FRANKFORT HIGH Prep ■■ Member of the soccer and track and field teams ■■ Captain of the soccer team in 2015-16 ■■ Was a member of the National Honor Society Personal ■■ Daughter of Paul and Kimberlee Kelly ■■ One of four children ■■ Birthday is May 21 ■■ Majoring in exercise physiology


Personal ■■ Daughter of Aaron and Lori Lee ■■ One of two children ■■ Birthday is July 2 ■■ Majoring in criminology ■■ Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

LINDSAY KRAWCZYK

FRESHMAN MARYVILLE, TENN. MARYVILLE HIGH Prep ■■ Two-time captain of the East Tennessee Rowing club in 2015 and 2016 ■■ Rowed the East Tennessee Rowing club to a bronze medal in the lightweight four at club nationals ■■ Member of the Southeast Juniors traveling rowing team in 2015 and 2016 Personal ■■ Daughter of Stephen Krawczyk ■■ One of two children ■■ Older sister rowed at the Tennessee ■■ Birthday is April 21 ■■ Majoring in nursing ■■ Completed first responder certification ■■ Certified nursing assistant ■■ Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

MICHALA LUCK

FRESHMAN. WILLOUGHBY, OHIO WILLOUGHBY SOUTH Prep ■■ Rowed for Willoughby South and coach by father Matthew Luck ■■ Two-year captain and four-time letter winner in cross country ■■ Three-year letterwinner and captain in track ■■ Weightlifting captain ■■ Valedictorian of her class Personal ■■ Daughter of Matthew and Sue Luck ■■ One of three children ■■ Birthday is August 30 ■■ Majoring in global supply chain management

MADISYN LEE

LIZE MORRIS

FRESHMAN MATTHEWS, VA. MATTHEWS HIGH Prep ■■ Rowed for Matthews High under coach Tim Ulsaker ■■ Four-year letter winner in rowing ■■ Finished third at the Royal Canadian Henley in 2014 ■■ Placed second in doubles at the Virginia Scholastic Rowing State Championships in 2014 ■■ Rowed Matthews High to a fourth-place finish in quads at the Virginia Scholastic Rowing State Championships in 2016

FRESHMAN MORGANTOWN, W.VA. MORGANTOWN HIGH Prep ■■ Won two West Virginia state championships as a member of Morgantown High’s women’s basketball team in 2015 and 2016 Personal ■■ Daughter of Keith and Anienne Morris ■■ One of three children ■■ Birthday is February 8 ■■ Majoring in nursing

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HALLIE NICHOLS

FRESHMAN ALDIE, VA. JOHN CHAMPE HIGH Prep ■■ Captained the gymnastics and cheerleading teams ■■ Named to the all-state track team (high jump) ■■ Landed on the All-Loudon gymnastics and cheerleading teams in 2016 ■■ Placed third in high jump at the Virginia State Championships in 2015 ■■ Named to the All-Conference 28 Competition Cheer Team Personal ■■ Daughter of Stephen and Mollie Nichols ■■ Her cousin, Mason Crosby, is currently the kicker for the Green Bay Packers ■■ One of four children ■■ Birthday is November 17 ■■ Majoring in energy land management

MORGAN OKUBO

FRESHMAN MORGANTOWN, W.VA. UNIVERSITY HIGH Prep ■■ Four-time West Virginia first team all-state in lacrosse ■■ Named Most Valuable Player of the 2014 lacrosse state championship ■■ Participated in the 2016 OVAC All-Star game in basketball Personal ■■ Daughter of Scott and Joyce Okubo ■■ One of three children ■■ Birthday is October 15 ■■ Enrolled in undergraduate studies

SHYLA PARSONS EMMA NORDSTROM

FRESHMAN MOUNTAINSIDE, N.J. GOVERNOR LIVINGSTON HIGH Prep ■■ Captained the Watchung Stables Senior 3 Riding Team for two years ■■ Four-year equestrian varsity letter winner Personal ■■ Daughter of James and Jessica Nordstrom ■■ One of two children ■■ Birthday is July 28 ■■ Majoring in athletic training

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FRESHMAN PARKERSBURG, W.VA. ALBERT GALLATIN AREA Prep ■■ Member of the Parkersburg South rowing team ■■ Named an Ohio Valley All-Star cheerleader Personal ■■ Daughter of Russell Parson and Wendy Spears ■■ Birthday is June 17 ■■ Majoring in exercise physiology


ASHLEY RACKLEY

HANNAH SIMMERLY

FRESHMAN MORGANTOWN, W.VA. UNIVERSITY HIGH Prep ■■ Attended University High ■■ Member of the National Honor Society Personal ■■ Daughter of Russell Jay and Angelia Rackley ■■ One of two children ■■ Birthday is March 16 ■■ Majoring in mechanical engineering

FRESHMAN CLEVELAND, OHIO SAINT JOSEPH ACADEMY Prep ■■ Rowed for coach Robert Zdankiervicz at Saint Joseph Academy ■■ Captained the rowing team in 2015 ■■ Named the Top Oar of the rowing team in 2015 ■■ Named the top novice rower in spring 2013 ■■ Rowed Saint Joseph to a sixth place finish at the SRAA Nationals in 2015 Personal ■■ Daughter of Leonard and Bonnie Simmerly ■■ Has one brother ■■ Birthday is November 21 ■■ Majoring in chemistry ■■ Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

McKENNA RUSNOCK-ROZZI FRESHMAN READING, PA. MUHLENBERG HIGH

Prep ■■ Captain of the soccer team in her junior and senior years ■■ Captained the Muhlenburg softball team her senior season ■■ Played for the Rage Soccer Academy and the Bayertown Storm softball club ■■ Graduated with high honors Personal ■■ Daughter of Mark Rozzi and Jacklyn Rusnock ■■ Only child ■■ Birthday is August 3 ■■ Majoring in biochemistry

CIARA STEWART

FRESHMAN WASHINGTON, PA. WASHINGTON HIGH Prep ■■ Four-year letterwinner in tennis ■■ National Honor Society Personal ■■ Daughter of Dave and Denise Stewart ■■ Birthday is September 17 ■■ Majoring in nursing

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MARY WESTFALL

FRESHMAN SPENCER, W.VA. ROANE COUNTY HIGH Prep ■■ Captained the Roane County basketball team for three years ■■ Earned All-State Honorable Mention honors in 2016 ■■ Given Roane County’s Heart and Hustle Award Personal ■■ Daughter of John and Emily Westfall ■■ One of three children ■■ Birthday is December 29 ■■ Majoring in nursing

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ASIA WILLIAMS

FRESHMAN WINDSOR, CONN. WINDSOR HIGH Prep ■■ Competed in track and field, basketball and field hockey at Windsor High Personal ■■ Daughter of Wesley and Paulette Williams ■■ One of three children ■■ Birthday is October 19 ■■ Enrolled in undergraduate studies


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Preview

2017

The West Virginia University rowing team is set to hit the water for the 2017 season. The Mountaineers return 29 student-athletes from 2015-16 and welcome 26 newcomers to the mix, who will compete for the first time on the collegiate stage this season.

2016 Fall Season in Review

The fall season saw the Mountaineers compete three times, including one regatta. WVU opened the fall with the battle for the Skotedis Cup against Bucknell in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. A first and second varsity eight boat competed, with the winner of each race earning a point towards the Skotedis Cup and Bucknell won by a final score of 6-2. The following weekend, the novice team traveled to Fairfax Station, Virginia, for the 32nd annual Head of the Occoquan. Both of WVU’s novice 4+ crews finished in the top four, while the novice 8+ A and B boats finished third and 10th, respectively. WVU closed out the fall season against a familiar foe, Duquesne, on the Monongahela

guide the Mountaineers to success in 2017. All eight seniors have made an immense impact on the team, and coach Jimmy King hopes that each individual will influence the underclassmen in a positive manner.

River in Morgantown. West Virginia and Duquesne competed in four 1000-meter pieces that alternately started and finished by the Star City Bridge. In the four pieces, the first varsity eight won the first and fourth race, while they finished even with their Duquesne counterparts in the second race. The Dukes’ first varsity eight edged out the Mountaineers in the third race. WVU’s second varsity eight bested its opponent in all four races. WVU had two novice eight boats that competed against Duquesne’s third varsity eight boat and a novice boat. The Mountaineers’ first novice eight finished second in all four races, while the second novice eight finished in third place three times and in fourth once. To close out the competition, the WVU varsity four swept the Dukes, winning all four races.

Senior Leadership

The Mountaineers roster consists of just eight seniors – Megan Brophy, Alisha Brownfield, Emily Deming, Abigail Harris, Madison James, Louisa Morgan, Emma Preston and Olivia White - that hope to

Competition Schedule,

Spring 2017

DATE EVENT

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Sat-Sun, March 11-12

at Cardinal Invitational

Saturday, March 25

at Georgetown University

Saturday, April 08

at Big 12 Duals

Oak Ridge TN

Saturday, April 22

at Duquesne with Dayton

Pittsburgh PA

Sunday, April 23

at George Mason Invite

Saturday, April 29

at Temple w/Delaware and Navy

Sat-Sun, May 13-14

at Big 12 Championship

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Fairfax Station VA Philadelphia PA Oak Ridge TN

“We do have a young team, but we fortunately have many leaders as well,” King said. “Although the senior class is small, they are relied upon to help teach their younger teammates not only about our team but about our sport. That’s where our upperclassmen can play an integral role in the overall development of our team.”

Winter Training

For the third consecutive year, the Mountaineers headed south to Cocoa Beach, Florida, to train in xthe unfrozen waters. The annual trip to Florida helps develop the bond with the varsity and novice squads as they train for the 2017 season. Each day, the Mountaineers practiced in the morning and again in the afternoon. The morning practices were longer and had a higher intensity, while the afternoon rows are a chance for technical work and work in smaller boats. The team also got down to the nitty gritty on the ergs during the winter months in Morgantown. “The majority of our time is spent on the ergs, but we break up the physical and mental grind of the ergs with a bit of cross


training, primarily in the form of running,” King noted. “The team is in the weight room twice a week in order to build their endurance. They also work on injury prevention exercises.”

Mental Focus

Rowing is a sport of mental focus, and King wants the team to mentally and physically prepare for every race this season, heading into the Big 12 Championship. “It varies a bit person-to-person, and that’s something we’ll remind the team about on the eve of our first competition,” King explained. “Some prepare quietly and want to be left alone, while others feed off the energy and chatter of their teammates. Teammates need to recognize and respect these differences, but at the same time, the focus turns from the individual to the crew. That’s where routine comes into play. The routine of when we arrive at the course then meet by the trailer. The routine of the land warm-up and pre-race discussions. All of these things serve not only logistical and physical needs, but emotional needs as well.”

Schedule Breakdown

Highlighted by six competitions over five weekends, the Mountaineers are

slated to compete against five teams that were ranked in the final 2016 CRCA/ US Rowing Coaches Poll and four teams that competed at the 2016 NCAA Rowing Championships.

seeding for the Big 12 Championship four weeks later,” King said. “Intra-conference racing has varied significantly in years past, so this is a positive action for the regular season as well as the postseason.”

West Virginia will open the spring season in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, at the Cardinal Invitational from March 11-12.

WVU will travel to Pittsburgh to take on familiar foe Duquesne and Dayton on April 22.The following day, the Mountaineers will travel to the George Mason Invitational, held in Fairfax Station, Virginia. The event features Big 12 foes Kansas and Old Dominion, along with Dayton, George Mason, George Washington, Buffalo, Delaware and Eastern Michigan.

“We’ll open at the always-challenging Cardinal Invite where three, perhaps four schools, will appear in the national preseason rankings,” coach Jimmy King said, “The opportunity to compete against some of the country’s best on the course where the Big 12 Championship will be contested at season’s end is very worthwhile to us.” Following a week hiatus, the Mountaineers will travel to the nation’s capital to take on Georgetown in a dual race on March 25. On April 8, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, will play host to the Big 12 duals. The Mountaineers will face off with Big 12 adversaries Alabama and Tennessee. “The newly instituted Big 12 Duals are a good thing for our conference ensuring there is sufficient cross-racing to assist in

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Fall 2016 Results SKOTEDIS CUP Lewisburg, Pa. October 8-9, 2016 vs. Bucknell L, 6-2

Saturday’s Lineups: First Varsity Eight Jacqueline Spiropoulos, Grace Dever, Lillian Westerman, Louisa Morgan, Elizabeth Hooper, Emma Preston, Elizabeth Young, Hannah Simmerly with coxswain Kaitlin Sullivan. Second Varsity Eight Amy Hoaglund, Lindsay Krawczyk, Carly Ledbetter, Alisha Brownfield, Aria Asselta, Janae Hurst, Madisyn Lee, Alexis Brown with coxswain Abigail Harris.

Sunday’s Line-Ups: First Varsity Eight Jacqueline Spiropoulos, Janae Hurst, Carly Ledbetter, Louisa Morgan, Elizabeth Hooper, Emma Preston, Elizabeth Young, Hannah Simmerly and coxswain Emma Winders Second Varsity Eight Amy Hoaglund, Lindsay Krawczyk, Lillian Westerman, Grace Dever, Aria Asselta, Alisha Brownfield, Madisyn Lee, Alexis Brown and coxswain Gabrielle Boylan.

HEAD OF THE OCCOQUAN Occoquan Reservoir, Fairfax Station, Va. November 5, 2016

Event

Time

Finish

Women’s Novice 4+ ‘A’ 20:43.28 1st ‘B’ 22:01.36 4th Women’s Novice 8+ ‘A’ 19:32.66 3rd ‘B’ 21:13.36 10th Novice 8+ Lineups ‘A’ Lineup (Stroke to Bow) Coxswain Dana Bishop, Lize Morris, Ciara Stewart, Gillian Downs, Hallie Nichols, Shyla Parsons, Ashley Rackley, Mary Kate Westfall, and McKenna Rusnock-Rozzi.

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‘B’ Lineup (Stroke to Bow)- Coxswain Abby Connor, Karli Dorsey, Sarah Boone, Morgan Okubo, Jessica Schrout, Emma Nordstrom, Alex Dayton, Megan Keene and Kailee Kelly.

Novice 4+ Lineups ‘A’ Lineup (Stroke to Bow) Coxswain Dana Bishop, Lize Morris, Gillian Downs, Hallie Nichols and Ashley Rackley. ‘B’ Lineup (Stroke to Bow) Coxswain Haley Hensil, Shyla Parsons, Sarah Boone, Emma Nordstrom and McKenna Rusnock-Rozzi.

Varsity 8 Lineups ‘A’ Boat (Stroke to Bow) – Jacqueline Spiropoulos, Grace Dever, Amy Hoaglund, Hannah Simmerly, Elizabeth Young, Louisa Morgan, Elizabeth Hooper, Megan Brophy and coxswain Abigail Harris . ‘B’ Boat (Stroke to Bow) – Lindsay Krawczyk, Alexis Brown, Madisyn Lee, Alisha Brownfield, Carly Ledbetter, Emma Preston, Lillian Westerman, Aria Asselta and Coxswain Kaitlin Sullivan

Varsity 4 Lineups

DUQUESNE

Allegheny River, Pittsburgh, Pa. November 11, 2016

‘A’ Boat (Stroke to Bow) Gabriella Boylan, Sarah Williams, Alissa Johnson, Hannah Hammon, Abigail Rees and Coxswain Dana Bishop.

EventFinish

Novice 8 Lineups

Varsity 8+ ‘A’ West Virginia West Virginia West Virginia West Virginia Varsity 8+ ‘B’ West Virginia West Virginia West Virginia West Virginia Varsity 4+ ‘A’ West Virginia West Virginia West Virginia West Virginia Novice 8+ ‘A’ West Virginia West Virginia West Virginia West Virginia Novice 8+ ‘B’ West Virginia West Virginia West Virginia West Virginia

1st Tied-1st 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd 3rd 4th

‘A’ Boat (Stroke to Bow) Coxswain Dana Bishop, Lize Morris, Ciara Stewart, Gillian Downs, Ashley Rackley, Mary Kate Westfall, Shyla Parsons, McKenna Rusnock-Rozzi, and Seneca Gaylord/Emma Nordstrom*. ‘B’ Boat (Stroke to Bow) Coxswain Abby Connor, Karli Dorsey, Sarah Boone, Morgan Okubo, Jessica Schrout, Megan Keene, Asia Williams, Alexandria Dayton and Kailee Kelly. *Gaylord raced in the first two races in the novice 8 A boat and was replaced by Nordstrom for the remainder of the competition.


2015-16

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2015-16

Review

The Mountaineers collected 12 team points to finish eighth overall at the 2016 Big 12 Rowing Championship. Among Big 12 foes, WVU was fifth with 57 team points. Senior Elizabeth Kantak capped her career at West Virginia by being named to the All-Big 12 Rowing Team. For the second consecutive year, the rowing team received public recognition by the NCAA for their

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latest multiyear Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores. The Mountaineers posted multiyear APRs in the top 10 percent of all squads in each sport. Juniors Alisha Brownfield, Emily Deming, Madison James and Louisa Morgan and Sophomores Elizabeth Hooper and Jacqueline Spiropoulos were recognized as National Scholar Athletes by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) for the 2016 season. Brownfield, Deming,

James and Morgan were named CRCA Scholar Athletes for the second year in a row, while Hooper and Spiropoulos landed on the CRCA Scholar Athlete list for the first time in their careers Eleven members of the WVU rowing team were named to the 2016 Academic All-Big 12 Rowing First Team. Among those nominated, Deming was one of 10 student-athletes with a 4.0 grade point average.


2015-16 Results HEAD OF OHIO

DUQUESNE, PITTSBURGH AND CARNEGIE MELLON

OAK RIDGE CARDINAL INVITATIONAL

NORTH CAROLINA DUALS

Allegheny River, Pittsburgh, Pa. October 3, 2015

Allegheny River, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Melton Hill Lake, Oak Ridge, Tenn.

March 25, 2016

November 7, 2015

March 12-13, 2016

Event

Event

Time Finish

Women’s Open 8+ 12:58.53 2nd

Event

Women’s Open 4+

Novice 8+ ‘A’

‘B’

14:04.33 1st

Women’s Open 4+ ‘A’

14:12.24 3rd

HEAD OF THE OCCOQUAN

Time Finish

Event

Time Finish

West Virginia

11:11.86 1st

March 12 - Morning Session Varsity 8+ 

Pittsburgh

11:16.53 2nd

West Virginia

Duquesne

12:00.28 3rd

6:56.61 4th

Lake Wheeler, Raleigh, N.C. Time Finish

West Virginia vs. Old Dominion First Varsity 8+ Old Dominion

7:01.1 1st

West Virginia

7:10.3 2nd

Second Varsity 8+ 

Second Varsity 8+

Novice 8+ ‘B’

West Virginia

Old Dominion

7:11.0 1st 7:21.7 2nd

7:09.56 4th

West Virginia

10:37.8 1st

Varsity 4+ 

West Virginia

Occoquan Reservoir, Fairfax Station, Va.

Pittsburgh

11:18.5 2nd

West Virginia

First Varsity 4+

October 31, 2015-

Novice 4+ ‘A’

8:10.10 4th

7:49.7 1st

11:40.8 1st

March 12 - Afternoon Session Varsity 8+ 

Old Dominion

West Virginia

West Virginia

7:55.7 2nd

Championship Women’s 8+

Pittsburgh

11:57.3 2nd

West Virginia

First Novice 4+

‘A’

Duquesne

12:28.8 3rd

Second Varsity 8+ 

West Virginia

8:12.0 1st

Event

Time Finish 18:58.35 7th

6:45.23 4th

College Women’s Novice 4+

Novice 4+ ‘B’

West Virginia

North Carolina

8:36.7 2nd

‘A’

21:10.57 2nd

West Virginia

12:52.73 1st

Varsity 4+ 

Old Dominion

8:40.9 3rd

‘B’

21.47.77 8th

Duquesne

13:37.93 2nd

West Virginia

‘C’

20:42.16 12th

Carnegie Mellon

14:22.78 3rd

College Women’s Novice 8+

March 13 - Morning Session Varsity 8+ 

West Virginia vs. Old Dominion First Varsity 8+ 

‘A’

20:06.06 3rd

West Virginia

‘B’

21:46.12 8th

Second Varsity 8+ 

Second Varsity 8+ 

‘C’

24:21.63 16th

West Virginia

West Virginia

6:58.1 1st

6:56.76 4th 7:59.51 4th

7:03.91 4th 7:11.24 4th

North Carolina

6:52.5 1st

West Virginia

6:54.1 2nd

Championship Women’s 4+

Varsity 4+ 

North Carolina ‘B’

7:04.4 2nd

‘A’

21:55.61 1st

West Virginia

North Carolina ‘C’

7:07.7 3rd

‘B’

22:17.98 2nd

‘C’

23:55.91 10th

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2015-16 Results First Varsity 4+ 

Novice Four ‘A’ Semifinal

North Carolina ‘A’

7:42.9 1st

West Virginia

West Virginia

8:01.6 2nd

Varsity Eight (Heat 5)

North Carolina ‘B’

8:20.7 3rd

West Virginia

7:45.90 3rd

Second Varsity 8+ 

First Varsity 4+ 

Round 1

7:06.12 1st

Petite Final

Round 2

6:17 1st

*Stopped at the 500-meter mark

Second Varsity 4+  Petite Final

8:33.069 1st

Second Varsity Eight (Heat 3)

West Virginia

8:08.6 1st

West Virginia

Old Dominion

8:36.9 2nd

North Carolina

9:17.0 3rd

April 10 Varsity Eight Semifinal 

First Varsity 4+ 

May 14-15, 2016

West Virginia

Round 1

7:43.6 3rd

Event

7:31.2 1st

First Varsity 8+ 

7:45.63 4th

7:00.79 7th

8:45.656 5th

First Novice 4+ 

KNECHT CUP

Third Varsity 8+  Round 1

8:39.1 3rd

BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP

Round 2

7:49.6 3rd

Melton Hill Lake, Oak Ridge, Tenn. Time Finish

Second Varsity Eight Semifinal

Round 2

Mercer Lake, West Windsor Township, N.J.

West Virginia

Second Varsity 4+ 

Petite Final

April 9-10, 2016

Second Varsity Eight Petite Final

Round 1

7:49.42 2nd

Second Varsity 8+ 

West Virginia

Round 2

7:30.52 1st

Grand Final

Event

Time Finish

April 9 Varsity Four (Heat 3) 

7:12.77 3rd 7:01.00 4th

Novice Four ‘A’ Grand Final  West Virginia

8:11.70 6th

7:03.769 2nd 7:13.679 5th

Third Varsity 8+ 

EAWRC SPRINTS

Petite Final

7:29.100 2nd

Lake Quinsigamond, Worcester, Mass.

First Varsity 4+ 

PITTSBURGH, DUQUESNE AND MERCYHURST

May 1, 2016

Grand Final

Novice Four ‘B’ (Heat 2) 

Allegheny River, Pittsburgh, Pa.

First Varsity 8+ 

Petite Final

West Virginia

April 23, 2016

Petite Final

*Placed fifth, amassing 57 points

West Virginia

8:32.80 5th

Second Varsity Four (Heat 2)  West Virginia

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8:45.74 2nd

8:47.18 5th 10:23.22 6th

Novice Four ‘A’ (Heat 5)

Event

West Virginia

First Varsity 8+ 

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Time Finish

Round 1

7:07.84 1st

Round 2

6:49.74 1st

Event

Time Finish 7.39.439 6th

Second Varsity 4+ 

Second Varsity 8+  Petite Final

7:42.094 5th

8:13.037 2nd 8:09.853 1st


RECORD

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All-Time Letterwinners | 74


REGATTA VISITS Name Big East Big 12 Big 12 Duals Conference USA Dad Vail EAWRC Sprints ECAC Regatta George Mason Invite George Washington Invite Head of the Charles Head of the Cuyahoga Head of the Elk Head of the Genesee Head of the Occoquan Head of the Ohio Head of the Mon Women’s Royal Henley Head of the Schuylkill Knecht Cup Regatta Metro Cup Murphy Cup Navy Day Oak Ridge Cardinal Invite Occoquan Sprints Philadelphia Frostbite Rivanna Romp San Diego Crew Classic SIRA

AWARDS AND HONORS U.S. Rowing National Team

Meg Ayers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002 *Top 10 ranking in both the singles and doubles events at U.S. Nationals

Verizon Academic All-America at-Large First Team

Kate Abernathy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2003

CoSIDA Academic All-America at-Large Second Team

Rachel Viglianco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2011

CoSIDA Academic All-District II at-Large First Team

Rachel Viglianco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2011

NSCA All-America Strength and Conditioning

Meg Ayers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2006 Rachel Viglianco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2011

COLLEGIATE ROWING COACHES ASSOCIATION AWARDS CRCA Mid-Atlantic All-Region First Team

Shannon Gribbons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2011 Courtney Schrand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2012

CRCA Mid-Atlantic All-Region Second Team Meg Ayers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2006 Courtney Schrand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013

CRCA Scholar-Athletes

2007 Nicole Canales 2008 Kimberly Benda 2009 Kimberly Benda, Brett Krumholz, Rachel Viglianco, Kathryn Walsh 2010 Kimberly Benda, Shannon Gribbons, Brett Krumholz, Rachel Viglianco

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Visits Began 12 2001 4 2013 1 2017 2 2013 9 2000 1 2015 1 2010 1 2017 2 2004 5 2002 1 2000 1 2005 2 2006 9 2000 14 2000 2 2003 1 2001 9 2002 14 2002 1 2007 4 2005 2 2001 3 2013 2 2011 3 2010 1 2014 4 2003 7 2001

ALL-TIME OPPONENTS Opponent Alabama Barry Bucknell Cincinnati Connecticut Dayton Delaware Duquesne Central Florida George Mason Georgetown George Washington Indiana Iowa Jacksonville Kansas Louisville Minnesota North Carolina Notre Dame Rutgers Syracuse Temple Tennessee Virginia Wisconsin

2011 Hilary Meale, Caitlin Murphy, Rachelle Purych, Rachel Viglianco 2012 Morgan Leach, Hilary Meale, Rachelle Purych, Danika Rencken, Courtney Schrand, Karen Verwey 2013 Elizabeth Durante, Kelly Kramer, Morgan Leach, Hilary Meale, Rachelle Purych, Bethany Anne Sapen, Courtney Schrand, Karen Verwey 2014 Rachel Cokeley, Kelly Kramer, Morgan Leach, Erika Mall, Bethany Sapen, Courtney Schrand, Karen Verwey 2015 Alisha Brownfield, Emily Deming, Elizabeth Duarte, Madison James, Kelly Kramer, Louisa Morgan 2016 Alisha Brownfield, Emily Deming, Madison James and Louisa Morgan and sophomores Elizabeth Hooper and Jacqueline Spiropoulos

BIG 12 HONORS

Big 12 Newcomer of the Year

Elizabeth Kantak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013

All-Big 12 First Team

Elizabeth Duarte . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2015 Courtney Schrand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013 Courtney Schrand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014

All-Big 12 Second Team

Rachelle Purych . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013 Karen Verwey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014

Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Alexandra Basil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rachelle Purych . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Danika Rencken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Courtney Schrand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Karen Verwey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2015 2013 2013 2014 2014

Meets Began 2 2013 1 2002 1 2013 3 2001 2 2002 6 2008 2 2013 5 2003 2 2002 2 2008 3 2012 1 2011 1 2014 2 2012 1 2002 1 2014 3 2001 1 2014 1 2012 2 2012 1 2012 1 2012 1 2017 1 2014 1 2014 1 2014

Academic All-Big 12 First Team

Aria Asselta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2016 Alexandra Basil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014 Megan Brophy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2016 Alisha Brownfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2015, 2016 Allison Coates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013, 2015, 2016 Rachel Cokeley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014, 2015 Irene Darkwaah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2015 Lisa Deklau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013 Emily Deming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2015, 2016 Sarah Dodd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013, 2014 Elizabeth Duarte . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013, 2014, 2015 Addie Dulaney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014, 2015 Kaitlyn Eason . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2015 Susannah Hartlove . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2015, 2016 Elizabeth Hooper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2016 Marika Hoskins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2015 Jacqueline Hunter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2015 Madison James . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2015 Elizabeth Kantak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2015, 2016 Kelly Kramer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013, 2014, 2015 Morgan Leach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013, 2014 Kimberlie May . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2015 Hilary Meale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013 Louisa Morgan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2015, 2016 Rachelle Purych . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013 Allyson Pytlak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014 Abbigail Rees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2016 Danika Rencken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013 Tamyra Roberts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014 Mollie Rosen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013, 2014 Bethany Sapen . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013, 2014, 2015 Courtney Schrand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013, 2014 Ellen Shular . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013 Summer Socha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013, 2014 Jacqueline Spiropoulous . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2016 Karen Verwey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013, 2014 Kendra Welker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014 Olivia White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2015 Danielle Widecrantz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013


Academic All-Big 12 Second Team

Alison Coates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014 Lisa Deklau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014, 2015 Kaitlyn Eason . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014 Mollie Fisher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013, 2014 Susannah Hartlove . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014 Jessica Hurlbert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013, 2014 Elizabeth Kantak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014 Christina Mehrtens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014 Caroline Mullins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014 Tamyra Roberts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013 Melinda Sharon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013, 2014

Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team

Alisha Brownfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aria Asselta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Courtney Caugh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Whitney Chrisman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anna Cokeley* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Emily Deming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mollie Fisher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rebecca Gehring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Audrey Geise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colleen Giesbrecht . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elizabeth Hooper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marika Hoskins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jacqueline Hunter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mary Ignatiadis* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Madison James . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elizabeth Kantak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anna Kretzer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Louisa Morgan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carolina Mullins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hannah Onians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Allyson Pytlak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Abbigail Rees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lorena Rose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jacqueline Spiropoulos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Olivia White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . *indicates a 4.00 GPA

2014 2015 2015 2014 2015 2014 2015 2015 2014 2015 2015 2014 2014 2013 2014 2013 2014 2014 2013 2014 2013 2015 2015 2015 2014

Big East Institutional Female Scholar-Athlete

Kimberly Benda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2010

Big East Academic All-Stars

2006 Meg Ayers, Katie Baylor, Emily Boehler, Nicole Canales, Carla Edwards, Caitlin Everett, Michelle Heier, Melissa Kane, Robin Reed 2007 Kim Benda, Whitney Blume, Emily Boehler, Nicole Canales, Carla Edwards, Michelle Heier, Melissa Kane, Kat Loya 2008 Cristina Alicea, Kimberly Benda, Emily Boehler, Brittany Brooks, Megan Bush, Kira-Michelle Loya, Bethaney Perna, Caroline Rettig 2009 Kimberly Benda, Brett Krumholz, Amanda Mahasky, Alita Meyers, Caroline Rettig, Stephanie Roof, Keyara Stevenson, Rachel Viglianco, Kathryn Walsh 2010 Kimberly Benda, Brittany Brooks, Shannon Gribbons, Jessica Kelly, Brett Krumholz, Amanda Mahasky, Alita Meyers, Caitlin Murphy, Jeannine McCarty, Rachelle Purych, Caroline Rettig, Stephanie Roof, Melissa Shaver, Keyara Stevenson, Katherine Stone, Rachel Viglianco, Kathryn Walsh, Lauren Washabaugh 2011 Anna-Claire Bowers, Sarah Cartwright, Anastasia DuPont, Alexandria Flavion, Jessica Kelly, Morgan Leach, Jeannine McCarty, Hilary Meale, Alita Meyers, Caitlin Murphy, Megan Neckelmann, Rachelle Purych, Courtney Schrand, Melissa Shaver, Ellen Shular, Janelle Spencer, Keyara Stevenson, Alyssa Thompson, Karen Verwey, Rachel Viglianco, Lauren Washabaugh, Danielle Widecrantz 2012 Sarah Cartwright, Mallory Fisher, Shannon Gribbons, Jessica Hurlbert, Jessica Kelly, Rebecca Knecht, Kelly Kramer, Morgan Leach, Jeannine McCarty, Hilary Meale, Rachelle Purych, Danika Rencken, Mollie Rosen, Courtney Schrand, Ellen Shular, Karen Verwey and Danielle Widecrantz

CONFERENCE USA HONORS

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY TEAM HONORS

Courtney Schrand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013, 2014

Tina Griffith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Risha Kelley, Tina Griffith . . . . . . . . . . . . . Meg Ayers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Donna Stullken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Caitlin Everett, Meg Ayers . . . . . . . . . . . . . Melissa Kane, Teresa Dugan . . . . . . . . . . . None . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kimberly Benda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kimberly Benda, Caroline Rettig . . . . . . . . Kate Brownson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shannon Gribbons, Rachelle Purych . . . . . None . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . None . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . None . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kelly Kramer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

All-Conference USA Team

Conference USA All-Academic Team

Rachelle Purych . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013 Courtney Schrand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013, 2014 Karen Verwey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013

Conference USA Commissioner’s Academic Medal

Alexandra Basil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013, 2014 Whitney Chrisman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014 Mary Ignatiadis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013 Madison James . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014 Louisa Morgan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014 Rachelle Purych . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013 Danika Rencken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013 Courtney Schrand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013, 2014 Karen Verwey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013, 2014

Conference USA Boat of the Week

West Virginia Varsity 8 (April 9) . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013 West Virginia Varsity 8 (April 16) . . . . . . . . . . . 2013 West Virginia Varsity 8 (April 30) . . . . . . . . . . . 2013

BIG EAST HONORS

All-Big East First Team

Kimberly Benda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2010 Courtney Schrand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2011 Courtney Schrand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2012

All-Big East Second Team

Caroline Rettig . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2010

Big East Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award

Rachel Viglianco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2011

Team Captains

2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2014-15

Community Service Outreach Award, Female Student-Athlete

Elizabeth Duarte . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014 Bethany Sapen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2015

Most Valuable Player

Risha Kelley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000-01 None . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001-02 Gaetane De La Bourdonnaye . . . . . . . . . . 2002-03 Donna Stullken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2003-04 Meg Ayers (Varsity) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2004-05 Katy Garrett (Novice) Sabrina O’Hara (Varsity) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2005-06 Katy Garrett (Novice) Caroline Rettig . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2006-07 None . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2007-08 Kensie Phillips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2008-09 Caroline Rettig (Varsity) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2009-10 Ellen Shular (Novice) Shannon Gribbons (Varsity) . . . . . . . . . . . 2010-11 Christina Mehrtens (Novice) Courtney Schrand (Varsity) . . . . . . . . . . . . 2011-12 Lisa Deklau (Novice)

WVURowing

None . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2012-13 Courtney Schrand (Varsity) . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013-14 Emma Preston (Novice) Elizabeth Duarte (Varsity) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014-15 Anna Cokeley (Novice)

Most Improved Player

Emily Boehler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Megan Ostrom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stephanie Roof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jeannine McCarty (Varsity) . . . . . . . . . . . Brittany Doss (Novice) Hilary Meale (Varsity) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mallory Fisher (Novice) Jessica Hurlbert (Varsity) . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rachel Cokeley (Novice) None . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Louisa Morgan (Varsity) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alisha Brownfield (Novice) Alisha Brownfield (Varsity) . . . . . . . . . . . . Lorena Rose (Novice)

2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15

ERG Hammer Award

*This award is given to the member of the team that has the best 2,000-meter ERG score

Kirsten Leslie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gaetane De La Bourdonnaye . . . . . . . . . . Meg Ayers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Meg Ayers, Teresa Dugan . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mollie Welty, Whitney Blume . . . . . . . . . . . Teresa Dugan, Megan Ostrom . . . . . . . . . . Teresa Dugan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . None . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shannon Gribbons (Varsity) . . . . . . . . . . . . Megan Neckelmann (Novice) Kate Brownson (Varsity) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sara Olenich (Novice) None . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . None . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lisa Deklau (Varsity) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sadie Kalathunkal (Novice) Lisa Deklau (Varsity) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mollie Fisher (Novice)

2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15

Flame Award

*This award represents the most spirited rower

Alita Meyers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2008-09 Jordan Burns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2009-10 Keyara Stevenson (Varsity) . . . . . . . . . . . . 2010-11 Alea Hipes (Novice) Christina Mehrtens (Varsity) . . . . . . . . . . . 2011-12 Rebecca Swope (Novice) None . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2012-13 Hannah Onians (Varsity) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2013-14 Jacqueline Hunter (Novice) Addie Dulaney (Varsity) ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014-15 Abbigail Rees (Novice

Iron Mountaineer

Caroline Rettig . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2008-09 Brett Krumholz, Shannon Gribbons . . . . . . 2009-10 Shannon Gribbons, Rachel Purych . . . . . . . 2010-11 Brittany Doss, Hilary Meale . . . . . . . . . . . . 2011-12 None . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2012-13 Kelly Kramer, Courtney Schrand . . . . . . . . 2013-14 None . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2014-15

Mountaineer Award

Tina Griffith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Risha Kelley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kate Abernathy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christy Davidson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amelia Payne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sabrina O’Hara . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Teresa Dugan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Megan Ostrom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . None . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kate Brownson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tina Griffith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . *Award discontinued in 2012

@WVURowing

WVURowing

2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2011-12

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HenleyRoyalRegatta: INCHES MAKE CHAMPIONS

The sport of rowing is not one in which achievements are often recognized. So when the West Virginia University rowing team acquired a new Varsity 4+ Vespoli racing shell and was contemplating a name, the decision to reach out and ask some former team members for help came as a pleasant surprise. “It was such an honor,” said former coxswain Christine DiRienzo. “When Tina Griffith sent us an email telling us that they were going to name the boat and wanted us to help, I immediately pulled out my old photo album and starting looking through everything.” DiRienzo had many fond memories to reminisce upon, including the 2001 season when she led the women’s Varsity 4+ to a first-place finish at the Dad Vail Regatta, subsequently earning an invitation to the Women’s Royal Henley Regatta in England, one of the most prestigious events in women’s rowing.

In fact, it was this very accomplishment that had five women traveling from all areas of the country in early October, from both east and west coast, to come to Morgantown and participate in a boat christening in their honor. It had been nearly ten years since Griffith, Risha Kelley, Erin Nisbet, Noelle Dodge and DiRienzo had come together for a crew related event, and for a few, the first time they had seen each other in nearly a decade. There was laughter, hugs, and memories to share, but perhaps most importantly, a lasting legacy to leave behind for future generations of Mountaineer rowers. A legacy of what can happen when hard work, determination and enthusiasm are put forth every day. The journey to Henley began during the team’s spring training trip in Miami. The coach at that time, Nancy LaRocque, noticed right away that this group of women had something special. “She noticed that we had really good flow and really good body mechanics,” said Dodge. “When she saw that she kept telling us that we could be great and that we could be the best. We believed that, and we just felt unstoppable. We were all mentally in it to win it.” The team won its first race of the season convincingly, beating Cincinnati and Louisville to the finish line at Hersha Lake with a time of 7:23.6. But it was the second race of the season that really changed the way they looked at things. After making it to the finals at the Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association’s (SIRA) Regatta, the team came in second to Jacksonville by mere inches. It was a loss that would spur the team on to great success, though they didn’t know it at the time.

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ROWING

“We had such drive after the race in Tennessee,” detailed Nisbet. “It just drove us for the rest of the season. We just had confidence and we walked around with our heads up knowing that no one was going to take us down again and no one was going to beat us. I just remember having this fuel, and this feeling inside that once we got into the boat, no one was going to get in our way. After we finished a race, we were focused on the next challenge and thinking about how we were going to achieve and overcome it.” The team next took on the BIG EAST Championships, where it won in a BIG EAST record setting time of 7:33.08, before moving on to the Dad Vail Regatta. The Dad Vail Regatta is the largest collegiate regatta in the United States, with over 100 colleges and universities from across the United States and Canada converging in Philadelphia during the second weekend of May. It would have been an honor for the West Virginia team just to finish well. But this Varsity 4+ had trained long and hard for a race such as this, and they weren’t going to take home anything less than gold.

“When you really mesh with your team and your group, you really feel the flow,” Nisbet explained. “You can just feel and anticipate each other’s movements, something that’s really hard to obtain. But once you get that and you know what that feeling is, you’re able to get that in a lot of those races. Instead of four rowers, we were able to become one which is really what drove us.” The Mountaineers earned a much deserved victory that day before heading back to Morgantown to finish school and start the beginning of their summer vacations. They never anticipated what would happen next. “After we won Vails, we didn’t know right away that we were going to go to Henley,” Nisbet reminisced. “There were a few weeks in between and then we got the call and we had to come back to school. We had all just started our summer jobs and the next thing we know we get a call saying that we need to come back to school for a few weeks to train.” “My parents had got me a graduation trip to Mexico and we couldn’t go,” laughed DiRienzo. “My brother was so mad at me!” Invitations to Women’s Royal Henley are few and far between. After the team’s convincing win, the Dad Vail Regatta organizers selected the West Virginia team to travel to Henley because it felt that the team had the best chance of winning, despite the fact that no team the committee had ever selected had ever made it past the second round.

Upon arriving in England, the women noticed right away that things were done much differently in Europe. “I remember that the course was 1,500-meters for the women because as a women’s crew you couldn’t finish or go over the men’s finish line which was at 2,000-meters,” explained Dodge. “We trained for 2,000-meters and we only had to race 1,500. It made it somewhat easier, but in Europe they row at a much faster rate and every stroke was faster. So the faster pace made it much more challenging because the way we rowed was slow, strong and steady.” “You’d think it would be easier just because it’s shorter,” added DiRiezno. “But your body is already trained for 2,000-meters so you know how to hold it.” In addition, instead of racing four to six crews at a time as they do in the United States, at Henley, only two crews race in each heat. Due to this, the women had to race in three rounds, each with a quick turnaround. They sailed through the first round, easily defeating Bowdoin’s crew. The next race wasn’t so easy, however. “The second race was really close; it had the feel of a final race. It was against Birmingham and we emptied the tank on that one because it was such a neck to neck race,” said Dodge. “We took the boat off the water afterwards and put it on the shore and literally five minutes later we had to pick it up and put it back in the water for the finals.” The team came in second to England’s Oxford Brookes University in the final round. Despite coming in second place, there is no denying that the team accomplished something that no one could ever have expected. “When we came back, even though we didn’t win, it was considered such an honor for the University that the president at the time, David Hardesty, got us plaques to honor us for going over and representing West Virginia,” said DiRienzo. “It’s the best plaque I ever received,” added Griffith. It seems only appropriate that ten years later, the team was welcomed back to Morgantown with open arms to celebrate a journey that hasn’t been equaled since. And only more appropriate that the shell was christened the Inches Make Champions, in honor of the race in Tennessee that truly propelled the team on its record-breaking path to Henley. As the team stood in front of the newest members of the rowing program, telling stories, drinking champagne and reminiscing, it became very clear that while many rowing achievements may go unrecognized, this is one that will never be forgotten.


All-TimeResults DAD VAIL REGATTA

2000-01 Results

HEAD OF CUYAHOGA

Cuyahoga River, Cleveland, Ohio September 23, 2000 Event Women’s Open 4+ Women’s Open 8+

Time Finish 17:12 1st 16:41 3rd

Time Finish 19:02.7 8th

HEAD OF THE SCHUYLKILL

Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa. October 28,2000 Event Women’s 4+

Time Finish 17:12 8th

HEAD OF THE OCCOQUAN

Sandy Run Regional Park, Fairfax Station, Va. November 4, 2000 Event Time Finish Women’s Collegiate Novice 8+ 18:55.13 8th Women’s Championship 8+ 17:57.24 8th Women’s Championship 4+ 18:50.79 3rd

CINCINNATI REGATTA (CINCINNATI, LOUISVILLE AND WEST VIRGINIA)

Lake Harsha, Cincinnati, Ohio April 14, 2001 Event Varsity 8+ Varsity 4+

Time Finish 7:59.8 1st 8:01.34 5th

Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, England June 22-25, 2001 Event Time Women’s College Fours West Virginia def. Bowdoin 5:52 West Virginia def. Manchester University 5:43 West Virginia def. University of Birmingham 5:44 Oxford Brooks def. West Virginia

2001-02 Results

HEAD OF OHIO

Allegheny River, Pittsburgh, Pa. October 6, 2000 Event Women’s Novice 8+ ‘A’ ‘B’ Women’s Novice 4+

Time Finish 7:07.7 3rd 7:23.6 1st

Time Finish 7:52.93 2nd

Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa. October 13, 2001 Event Women’s College Fours Women’s College Novice 8+ ‘A’ ‘B’ Women’s College Eights

20:06.4 15th 21:21.1 17th 36:36.8 15th

Time Finish 18:26.9 4th 20:27.7 11th 20:21.0 10th 16:44.4 7th

HEAD OF THE CHARLES

7:20.88 2nd

Charles River, Cambridge, Mass. October 20, 2001 Event Women’s Eight

7:19.62

HEAD OF THE SCHUYLKILL

BIG EAST ROWING CHALLENGE

3rd

Lake Quinsigamond, Worcester, Mass. April 29, 2001 Event Time Finish Varsity 4+ BIG EAST Record* 7:33.08* 1st Women’s Varsity 8+ Petite Final 7:15.75 9th

Miami, Fla. March 23, 2002 Event Women’s Varsity 8+ Race One Race Two Women’s Novice 8+ Race One Race Two Women’s Second Novice 8+

Time Finish 7:41.71 7:10.88

3rd 2nd

8:58.54 3rd 9:13.85 3rd 8:59.96 2nd

BARRY

Ronald Shane Watersports Center, Miami, Fla. March 29, 2002 Event Time Finish Women’s Varsity 8+ 7:11.36 1st Women’s Novice 8+ ‘A’ 7:56.90 2nd Women’s Novice 8+ ‘B’ 8:16.30 3rd

CINCINNATI INVITATIONAL

Time Finish

NAVY DAY REGATTA

SIRA REGATTA

Oak Ridge, Tenn. April 21, 2001 Event Varsity 4+ Varsity 8+ Prelim Women’s 8+ ‘C’ Final

UCF, CONNECTICUT, MIAMI, WEST VIRGINIA

HENLEY WOMEN’S REGATTA

HEAD OF OHIO

Allegheny River, Pittsburgh, Pa.2 October 7, 2000 Event Women’s Club 4+

Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa. May 11-12, 2001 Event Women’s Varsity 4+ Final Women’s Varsity 8+ Quarterfinal

Time Finish 18:26.00 49th

Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa. October 27, 2001 Event Time Finish Women’s Championship Eights 15:30.60 15th Women’s Novice Eights ‘A’ 18:34.54 37th Women’s Novice Eights ‘B’ 19:36.85 45th

WVURowing

East Fork Lake, Cincinnati, Ohio April 6, 2002 Event Women’s Varsity 8+ Race One Race Two Women’s Novice 8+ Race One Race Two Women’s Novice 8+ ‘B’

Time Finish 7:40.0 7:28.1

2nd 2nd

8:27.1 8:37.0

3rd 2nd

8:47.2 2nd

KNECHT CUP

Cooper River, Camden, N.J. April 13, 2002 Event Women’s Varsity 4+ Women’s Novice 8+ Heat Four Women’s Second Novice 8+ Heat Two Women’s Varsity 8+ Heat One

Time Finish 7:45.9 3rd 8:04.4

4th

8:07.4

2nd

7:03.2

3rd

SIRA REGATTA

Melton Hill Lake, Oak Ridge, Tenn. April 21, 2002 Event Women’s Novice 8+ ‘B’ Final Petite Final Women’s Varsity 8+ Petite Final

@WVURowing

Time Finish 8:11.4 7:49.1

5th 3rd

7:16.3

3rd

WVURowing

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BIG EAST WOMEN’S ROWING CHALLENGE

Lake Quinsigamond, Worcester, Mass. April 28, 2002 Event Time Finish Women’s Varsity 8+ Grand Final 29:06 6th Women’s Novice 8+ Petite Final 8:12.94 3rd Women’s Second Novice 8+ Grand Final 8:15.34 5th

DAD VAIL REGATTA

Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa. May 10-11, 2002 Event Time Finish Women’s Novice Four First Round (Heat One) 8:36.3 3rd Women’s Novice Heavyweight Eight First Round (Heat Five) 7:47.9 5th Women’s Varsity Heavyweight Eight Petite Final 6:55.4 2nd

2002-03 Results

HEAD OF OHIO

Allegheny River, Pittsburgh, Pa. October 5, 2002 Event Time Finish Women’s Club 8+ 16:46.3 6th Women’s Open 8+ 15:29.8 8th H.J. Heinz Exhibition Sprints 2:36.6 1st

NAVY DAY REGATTA

Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa. October 12, 2002 Event Time Finish Women’s College Fours ‘B’ 15:22.7 2nd ‘A’ 15:55.7 8th Women’s College Novice Eights ‘A’ 15:53.7 6th ‘C’ 17:45.3 12th ‘B’ 17:47.6 13th Women’s College JV Eights 14:50.1 5th Women’s Club Fours 19:09.3 4th Women’s College Heavyweight Eight 13:53.4 3rd

HEAD OF THE CHARLES

Charles River, Cambridge, Mass. October 19, 2002 Event Women’s College 8+ Women’s College 4+

Time Finish 17:28.48 2nd 21:03.59 30th

HEAD OF THE SCHUYLKILL

Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa. October 26, 2002 Event Time Finish Women’s Novice 4+ 19:36.18 3rd Women’s Club Eights 16:18.83 11th Women’s Novice 8+ ‘A’ 17:10.38 10th ‘B’ 18:17.30 27th Women’s Championship Eights 14:39.03 3rd

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ROWING

Madison STEPP, Amy HOUAGLUND, Grace DEVER, Haley HUFF, CherlynTEGTNEYER

HEAD RACE VS. DUQUESNE

Monongahela River, Morgantown, W.Va. March 23, 2003 Event Race One (1,000 meters) Women’s Varsity 8+ Women’s Second Varsity 8+ Women’s Novice 8+ ‘A’ ‘B’ Race Two (1,000 meters) Women’s Varsity 8+ Women’s Second Varsity 8+ Women’s Novice 8+ ‘A’ ‘B’ Race Three (1,000 meters) Women’s Varsity 8+ Women’s Second Varsity Women’s Novice 8+ ‘A’ ‘B’ Race Four (1,000 meters) Women’s Varsity 8+ Women’s Second Varsity 8+ Women’s Novice 8+ ‘A’ ‘B’

Time Finish 3:24.0 1st 3:37.1 1st 3:44.1 1st 3:46.9 1st 3:28.3 1st 3:40.6 1st 3:46.8 1st 3:49.6 1st 3:29.0 1st 3:40.6 1st 3:53.0 1st 3:55.9 1st 3:35.7 1st 3:37.9 1st 3:43.5 1st 3:48.5 1st

SAN DIEGO CREW CLASSIC

Mission Bay, San Diego, Calif. April 5, 2003 Event Women’s Cal Cup Grand Final

Time Finish 6:57.00 1st

KNECHT CUP

Cooper River, Camden, N.J. April 11, 2003 Event Women’s Singles Women’s Novice 4+ Petite Final Women’s Second Novice 8+ Grand Final

Time Finish 9:21.27 4th 8:50.9

5th

7:53.8

1st

Women’s Second Varsity 8+ Petite Final Women’s Varsity 8+ Grand Final

7:26.9

3rd

6:51.5

1st

SIRA REGATTA

Melton Hill Lake, Oak Ridge, Tenn. April 19, 2003 Event Women’s Novice 8+ ‘B’ Final Women’s Novice 8+ ‘A’ Final Women’s JV 8+ ‘A’ Final Women’s Varsity 8+ ‘A’ Final

Time Finish 7:26.1

1st

7:14.7

5th

7:07.4

3rd

6:35.7

2nd

BIG EAST WOMEN’S ROWING CHALLENGE

Lake Quinsigamond, Worcester, Mass. April 27, 2003 Event Novice 8+ Petite Final Second Novice 8+ Grand Final Varsity 8+ Grand Final Second Varsity 8+ Petite Final

DAD VAIL REGATTA

Time Finish 7:16.8

2nd

7:20.41

4th

6:37.71

4th

7:06.92

2nd

Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa. May 10, 2003 Event Time Finish Women’s JV Eight Grand Final 7:08.1 3rd Women’s Heavyweight Varsity 8+ Grand Final 6:39.34 3rd


ECAC NATIONAL COLLEGIATE INVITATIONAL

Cooper River, Camden, N.J. May 11, 2003 Event Novice Metro Eight Grand Final Second Varsity Metro Eight Grand Final Varsity Metro Four Petite Final Varsity Metro Eight Grand Final

BIG EAST ROWING CHALLENGE

Time Finish 7:48.99

6th

7:23.22

3rd

8:25.62

1st

7:01.25

3rd

2003-04 Results

HEAD OF THE MON

Monongahela River, Morgantown, W.Va. October 4, 2003 Event Time Finish Varsity 8+ ‘A’ 20:51.44 6th ‘B’ 22:27.80 15th Novice 8+ ‘A’ 28:05.95 6th ‘B’ 28:39.36 7th Novice 4+ 32:45.55 3rd Novice 8+ 25:07.31 4th

HEAD OF THE CHARLES

Charles River, Cambridge, Mass. October 19, 2003 Event Women’s Collegiate Eight

HEAD OF THE SCHUYLKILL

Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa. October 25, 2003 Event Time Finish Women’s Heavy Championship Eights ‘A’ 13:50.03 2nd ‘B’ 14:59.34 15th Women’s College Novice Eights ‘B’ 16:00.71 12th ‘A’ 17:47.31 36th

SAN DIEGO CREW CLASSIC

Mission Bay, San Diego, Calif. April 3, 2004 Event Jessop-Whittier Cup Petite Final

Time Finish 7:22.33

7th

KNECHT CUP

Cooper River, Camden, N.J. April 18, 2004 Event Women’s Novice 4+ Petite Final Women’s Second Varsity 8+ Petite Final Women’s Varsity 8+ Petite Final

Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa. April 16, 2005 Event Women’s Varsity 4+ Petite Final Women’s Novice 8+ Third Final Women’s Varsity 8+ Third Final

2004-05 Results

BIG EAST ROWING CHALLENGE

HEAD OF OHIO

Allegheny River, Pittsburgh, Pa. October 2, 2004 Event Women’s Club 1x Women’s Club 4+ ‘A’ ‘B’ Women’s Open 2‘B’ ‘A’ Women’s Youth 8+ ‘B’ Women’s Open 8+ ‘B’ ‘A’

Time Finish 23:30.61 1st 20:02.01 3rd 20:52.23 7th 21:31.56 2nd 29:51.56 6th 23:57.36 4th 17:37.28 4th 22:15.15 10th

HEAD OF THE CHARLES

Time Finish 17:09.49 4th

Time Finish 8:56.3

4th

7:50.0

4th

7:20.5

5th

KNECHT CUP

Lake Quinsigamond, Worcester, Mass. April 25, 2004 Event Time Finish Varsity 8+ Petite Final 7:11.09 1st Novice 8+ Petite Final 8:34.03 2nd Second Varsity 8+ Petite Final 7:38.06 2nd

Charles River, Cambridge, Mass. October 24, 2004 Event Women’s Collegiate 8+

Time Finish 13:15.85 3rd

HEAD OF THE SCHUYLKILL

Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa. October 30, 2004 Event Women’s Varsity 8+ Women’s Novice 8+ ‘A’

Time Finish 15:14.22 7th 17:12.41 22nd

MURPHY CUP REGATTA

Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa. March 26, 2005 Event Women’s Varsity 4+ Women’s Varsity 8+

Time Finish 7:40.08 4th 6:46.51 5th

SAN DIEGO CREW CLASSIC

Mission Bay, San Diego, Calif. April 2, 2005 Event Women’s Cal Cup Third Final

Time Finish 7:17.80

1st

GEORGE WASHINGTON INVITATIONAL CREW CLASSIC

Mission Bay, San Diego, Calif. April 9, 2005 Event Women’s Varsity 8+ Grand Final Women’s Second Varsity 8+ Petite Final

Time Finish 7:07.50

4th

7:05.70

1st

WVURowing

Time Finish 8:24.20

5th

8:16.80

3rd

7:06.50

5th

Lake Quinsigamond, Worcester, Mass. April 23, 2005 Event Time Finish Women’s Varsity 4+ Grand Final 10:53.92 5th Women’s Varsity 8+ Grand Final 8:55.48 6th

CINCINNATI DUAL RACE

Monongahela River, Morgantown, W.Va. April 30, 2005 Event Time Finish Women’s Varsity 8+ 7:26.00 2nd Women’s Varsity 4+ 8:38.00 3rd Women’s Novice 8+ 8:30.00 3rd

DAD VAIL REGATTA

Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa. May 10, 2003 Event Women’s Varsity 8+ Evelyn Bergman Trophy Women’s Varsity 4+ Third Semi-Final Women’s Novice 8+ Heat Six

Time Finish 7:31.32

5th

8:58.95

4th

8:43.53

4th

2005-06 Results

HEAD OF OHIO

Allegheny River, Pittsburgh, Pa. October 1, 2005 Event Women’s Open Pairs ‘A’ ‘B’ ‘C’ Women’s Novice 4+ Women’s College Singles Women’s Club Eights Women’s Novice 8+ Women’s Open Fours Women’s Open Eights

Time Finish 18:05.00 4th 19:34.62 7th 20:12:67 8th 20:16.96 6th 19:58.46 1st 16:45.08 9th 19:26.22 5th 19:03.40 10th 16:01.96 4th

HEAD OF THE ELK

St. Joseph’s River, Elkhart. Ind. October 26, 2005 Event Women’s Open 8+ ‘A’ Women’s Open 8+ ‘B’ Women’s Novice 8+ ‘A’

@WVURowing

Time Finish 15:15.53 6th 16:23.50 8th 17:46.22 6th

WVURowing

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MURPHY CUP REGATTA

Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa. March 25, 2006 Event Women’s Varsity 4+ Heat Three Women’s Varsity 8+ Heat Three Women’s Novice 4+ Grand Final

Time Finish 7:59.59

2nd

7:02.52

4th

8:20.07

2nd

KNECHT CUP

Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa. April 9, 2006 Event Women’s Varsity 4+ Heat Three Women’s Varsity 8+ Semi-Final Two

Time Finish 9:16.20

4th

7:54.90

6th

Time Finish 8:52.6

5th

8:32.0

6th

7:15.7

4th

BIG EAST ROWING CHALLENGE

Lake Quinsigamond, Worcester, Mass. April 30, 2006 Event Time Finish Novice 4+ Grand Final 8:08.45 3rd Varsity 4+ Grand Final 8:08.422 6th Varsity 8+ Petite Final 7:16.67 3rd

ROWING

Time Finish 32:15.47

11th

Charles River, Cambridge, Mass. October 21, 2006 Event Time Finish Women’s Club Eights 18:57.69 7th Murphy Cup Regatta Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa. March 24, 2007 Event Time Finish Women’s Novice 8+ Heat One 5:59.51 2nd Women’s Varsity 8+ Heat One 6:18.36 4th

SAN DIEGO CREW CLASSIC

Mission Bay, San Diego, Calif. April 1, 2007 Event Women’s Cal Cup Petite Final Women’s Collegiate Novice Laurel V. Korholz Perpetual Trophy ‘C’

7:14.6

3rd

7:49.97

3rd

KNECHT CUP

Time Finish 16:22.20 3rd 16:54.10 4th 17:01.92 6th 17:16.66 7th 17:58.84 2nd 18:04.81 3rd

Time Finish 7:29.22

5th

8:13.09 5th

GEORGE WASHINGTON INVITATIONAL

5th

HEAD OF OHIO

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Genesee River, Rochester, N.Y. October 8, 2006 Event Women’s Open Eight Championship Results

7:45.05

Time Finish

2006-07 Results

Allegheny River, Pittsburgh, Pa. October 7, 2006 Event Women’s Open Pairs ‘A’ ‘B’ ‘C’ ‘D’ Women’s College Singles ‘A’ ‘B’

HEAD OF THE GENESEE

Potomac River, Washington D.C. April 6-7, 2007 Event Women’s Novice 8+ Against Georgetown Against George Washington Against Delaware Women’s Varsity 8+ Against Georgetown Against George Washington Against Delaware

DAD VAIL REGATTA

Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa. May 12-13, 2006 Event Women’s Varsity 8+ Repechage One Women’s Varsity 4+ Semi-Final Three Women’s Novice 4+ Grand Final

15:04.61 2nd 16:41.67 10th 13:50.66 1st

HEAD OF THE CHARLES

SIRA REGATTA

Melton Hill Lake, Oak Ridge, Tenn. April 15, 2006 Event Women’s Novice 4+ ‘B’ Final Women’s Varsity 4+ ‘B’ Final Women’s Varsity 8+ ‘B’ Final

Women’s Open Fours WVU Lights ‘B’ Women’s Open Eights

Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa. April 14, 2007 Event Women’s Novice 4+ Grand Final Women’s Varsity 4+ Grand Final Women’s Novice 8+ Heat Five Women’s Varsity 8+ Third Final

Time Finish 7:25.6 7:37.7 7:44.4

2nd 2nd 2nd

6:49.2 7:02.8 6:28.0

2nd 2nd 2nd

SIRA REGATTA

Melton Hill Lake, Oak Ridge, Tenn. April 22, 2007 Event Women’s Varsity 8+ ‘B’ Final Women’s Novice 4+ ‘A’ Final Women’s Varsity 4+ ‘A’ Final

Time Finish 7:26.8

6th

8:32.7

6th

7:37.9

1st

BIG EAST CHAMPIONSHIPS

Lake Quinsigamond, Worcester, Mass. April 29, 2007 Event Time Finish Women’s Varsity 4+ Grand Final 7:35.75 2nd Women’s Novice 4+ Grand Final 8:00.24 3rd Women’s Varsity 8+ Petite Final 7:29,21 3rd

DAD VAIL REGATTA

Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa. May 12-13, 2007 Event Women’s Varsity 8+ Heat Four Women’s Novice 4+ Heat Two Women’s Varsity 4+ Grand Final

Time Finish 7:16.16

5th

8:17.91

4th

7:35.33

5th

2007-08 Results

HEAD OF OHIO

Allegheny River, Pittsburgh, Pa. October 6, 2007 Event Women’s Open 4+ ‘A’ ‘B’ Women’s Open 8+

Time Finish 17:28.51 3rd 19:16.3 14th 16:34.01 7th

HEAD OF THE OCCOQUAN

8:46.0

6th

Occoquan River, Fairfax Station, Va. November 3, 2007 Event Time Finish Collegiate Women’s 8+ 19:23.92 8th Collegiate Women’s Novice 4+ 25:41.1 5th Women’s Collegiate Novice 8+ ‘A’ 22.08.85 13th ‘B’ 24:08.85 18th Women’s Collegiate 4+ ‘A’ 20:14.74 1st ‘B’ 21:30.23 10th

7:58.1

5th

DAYTON, DUQUESNE

7:44.1

6th

7:36.7

5th

Time Finish

Eastwood Lake, Dayton, Ohio April 5, 2008 Event Varsity 8+ Varsity 4+ Novice 8+ Novice 4+ ‘A’ Novice 4+ B’

Time Finish 6:39.8 2nd 7:46.8 1st 7:16.3 3rd 8:16.8 3rd 8:45.4 2nd


KNECHT CUP

Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa. April 12, 2008 Event Women’s Novice 4+ Heat Two Women’s Varsity 4+ Grand Final Women’s Second Varsity 4+ Final Women’s Novice 8+ Petite Final Women’s Varsity 8+ Third Final

MURPHY CUP

Time Finish 9:24.6

5th

7:32.4

2nd

8:20.7 4th 7:36.9

4th

7:16.6

6th

BIG EAST CHAMPIONSHIPS

Melton Hill Lake, Oak Ridge, Tenn. April 27, 2008 Event Varsity 4+ Petite Final Women’s Varsity 8+ Petite Final

Time Finish 8:27.50

1st

7:19.64

2nd

DAD VAIL REGATTA

Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa. May 10, 2008 Event Women’s Varsity Hywt Four Grand Final Margaret McNiff Trophy Women’s Varsity Pair Semi-Final Women’s Novice Eight Semi-Final

DAD VAIL REGATTA

Time Finish 7:07.07

5th

7:59.80

3rd

7:23.68

6th

8:05.02 8:15.82

2nd 2nd

DAYTON, DUQUESNE, GEORGE MASON

Monongahela River, Morgantown, W.Va. April 4, 2009 Event Time Finish Women’s Varsity 8+ 6:41.20 4th Women’s Varsity 4+ 7:06.30 1st Women’s Frosh/Novice 4+ 7:49.30 3rd Women’s Frosh/Novice 8+ 6:21.30 2nd

KNECHT CUP

Time Finish 7:26.94

4th

8:22.87 5th 7:04.11 6th

2008-09 Results

HEAD OF OHIO

Allegheny River, Pittsburgh, Pa. September 27, 2008 Event Women’s Open 4+ ‘A’ ‘B’

Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa. March 28, 2009 Event Women’s Varsity 8+ Heat One Women’s Varsity 4+ Heat Six Women’s Novice 8+ Grand Final Women’s Novice 4+ Heat One Heat Three

Time Finish 17:06.1 2nd 18:09.03 8th

HEAD OF THE OCCOQUAN

Occoquan River, Fairfax Station, Va. November 1, 2008 Event Time Finish Women’s Collegiate Novice 4+ ‘A’ 29:13.14 3rd ‘B’ 19:57.39 10th ‘C’ 21:10.79 17th Women’s Collegiate 8+ 17:36.17 5th Women’s Collegiate Novice 4+ ‘A’ 20:56.29 3rd ‘B’ 25:01.63 12th Women’s Collegiate Novice 8+ 19:40.26 12th

Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa. April 9, 2009 Event Women’s Varsity Pair Heat Two Women’s Frosh/Novice Four Grand Final Women’s Varsity Four Grand Final Women’s Second Varsity Four Grand Final Women’s Frosh/Novice Eight Semi Two Women’s Varsity Eight Third Final

Time Finish 9:19.80

4th

9:30.70

3rd

9:02.10

4th

6:30.0

1st

7:54.20

5th

7:43.20

4th

SIRA REGATTA

Melton Hill Lake, Oak Ridge, Tenn. April 18, 2009 Event Women’s Varsity 8+ Petite Final Women’s Varsity 4+ Petite Final Women’s Novice 8+ Petite Final

Time Finish 7:25.50

5th

8:43.90

6th

7:37.90

2nd

BIG EAST CHAMPIONSHIPS

Lake Quinsigamond, Worcester, Mass. April 25, 2009 Event Time Finish Women’s Varsity 8+ Petite Final 6:59.59 1st Women’s Varsity 4+ Grand Final 8:31.04 6th Women’s Novice 8+ Grand Final 7:21.64 5th

WVURowing

Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa. May 9, 2009 Event Time Finish *Women’s Heavyweight Eight 4:53.66 22nd *Women’s Pair 6:38.48 16th Women’s Frosh/Novice Eight Semi-Final Two 7:07.00 5th *Timed Trials were used due to weather conditions

2009-10 Results

HEAD OF OHIO

Allegheny River, Pittsburgh, Pa. October 3, 2009 Event Women’s Open 8+ ‘A’ ‘B’

Time Finish 15:35.14 3rd 16:02.67 6th

HEAD OF THE MON

Monongahela River, Star City, W.V. October 10, 2009 Event Women’s Varsity 8+ ‘A’ ‘B’ Women’s Varsity 4+ ‘A’ ‘B’ ‘C’ Women’s Varsity 2‘A’ ‘B’ ‘C’

Time Finish 19:23.00 1st 20:06.00 4th 21:04.00 4th 21:23.00 5th 21:40.00 6th 23:32.00 1st 23:59.00 2nd 25:41.00 3rd

HEAD OF THE OCCOQUAN

Occoquan River, Fairfax Station, Va. October 31, 2009 Event Women’s Collegiate 8+ ‘A’ ‘B’ Women’s Collegiate 4+ ‘A’ ‘B’ ‘C’ Women’s Novice 8+ Women’s Varsity 4+ ‘A’ ‘B’

Time Finish 18:43.69 8th 19:34.95 14th 19:59.41 3rd 20: 56.10 12th 21:27.01 16th 22:25.57 15th 24:33.41 9th 26:21.51 15th

AT NORTH CAROLINA

Lake Lure, N.C. April 2, 2010 Event Women’s Varsity 8+ Women’s Second Varsity 8+ Women’s Novice 4+ Women’s Varsity 4+

@WVURowing

Time Finish 6:10.46 1st 6:47.16 1st 7:52.50 2nd 7:24.13 2nd

WVURowing

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2010-11 Results

KNECHT CUP

Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa. April 11, 2010 Event Women’s Frosh/Novice Four Petite Final ‘A’ ‘B’ Women’s Varsity Four Grand Final Women’s Second Varsity Four Heat One Women’s Frosh/Novice Eight Grand Final Women’s Second Varsity Eight Petite Final Women’s Varsity Eight Heat Two

Time Finish 8:19.43 2nd 8:49.82 6th 7:50.44

5th

8:22.34

5th

7:24.73

5th

7:13.08

6th

7:03.89

4th

GEORGE MASON

Monongahela River, Star City, W.Va. April 17, 2010 Event Women’s Varsity 8+ Women’s Second Varsity 8+ Women’s Varsity 4+ Women’s Novice 4+ ‘A’ ‘B’

Time Finish 7:31.68 2nd 7:49.41 2nd 8:59.90 2nd 8:46.12 2nd 8:52.36 3rd

Time Finish 8:21.32

5th

8:33.21

3rd

8:02.34

4th

8:05.74

1st

7:37.15

1st

ECAC MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Cooper River, Camden, N.J. May 1, 2010 Event Women’s Novice 8+ Grand Final Women’s Varsity 4+ Third Final Grand Final

Women’s Varsity 8+ Petite Final Women’s Second Varsity 8+ Petite Final

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ROWING

Allegheny River, Pittsburgh, Pa. October 9, 2010 Event Women’s Open 8+ ‘A’ ‘B’ Women’s Open 2x ‘A’ ‘B’ Women’s Open 4+ ‘A’ ‘B’ ‘C’

Time Finish 15:05.88 1st 16:02.89 7th 17:23.60 2nd 17:54.85 3rd 16:48.07 5th 17:20.11 10th 18:44.31 19th

HEAD OF THE SCHUYLKILL

Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa. October 30, 2010 Event Women’s Open 4+ ‘A’ ‘B’ Women’s Championship 8+ ‘A’ ‘B’ Women’s Singles ‘A’ ‘B’

Time Finish 17:00.54 5th 17:08.19 7th 15:51.53 7th 17:40.53 21st 18:56.64 11th 19:50.50 13th

HEAD OF THE OCCOQUAN

BIG EAST CHAMPIONSHIPS

Lake Quinsigamond, Worcester, Mass. April 25, 2010 Event Women’s Second Varsity 4+ Grand Final Women’s Varsity 4+ Grand Final Women’s Novice 8+ Grand Final Women’s Second Varsity 8+ Petite Final Women’s Varsity 8+ Petite Final

HEAD OF OHIO

Time Finish 7:18.60

3rd

8:34.40 8:06.18

3rd 5th

6::54.12

2nd

7:16.13

2nd

Occoquan River, Fairfax Station, Va. November 6, 2010 Event Women’s Collegiate 8+ ‘A’ ‘B’ Women’s Collegiate 4+ ‘A’ ‘B’ ‘C’ Women’s Novice 4+ ‘A’ ‘B’ ‘C’ Women’s Novice 8+ ‘A’ ‘B’

Time Finish 17:46.65 6th 19:11.30 20th 19:02.42 2nd 19:48.11 7th 20:23.31 15th 21:40.57 3rd 22:43.72 7th 25:44.43 16th 20:40.39 10th 22:01.42 16th

PHILADELPHIA FROSTBITE

Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa. November 13, 2010 Event Women’s Master Doubles ‘B’ ‘C’ ‘A’ Women’s Novice 4+ Flight Two ‘A’ Flight Three ‘B’ ‘C’

Time Finish 7:51.25 1st 7:56.74 2nd 8:18.33 4th 8;11.74 2nd 8:40.69 1st 9:18.24 2nd

Women’s Novice 8+ Flight Two ‘A’ Flight Three ‘B’ Women’s Varsity 4+ Flight One ‘B’ Flight Three ‘A’ Women’s Varsity 8+ Flight Two ‘B’ Flight Four ‘A’

7:41.66 4th 8:35.65 4th 7:45.32 2nd 7:41.46 2nd 7:13.92 1st 7:09.50 3rd

UNC, GEORGE MASON

Lake Wheeler, Raleigh, N.C. March 19, 2011 Event Women’s Novice 4+ Women’s Novice 8+ Women’s Second Varsity 8+ Women’s Varsity 8+

Time Finish 9:28.15 5th 8:06.71 3rd 7:47.10 3rd 7:13.20 2nd

OCCOQUAN SPRINTS

Occoquan Reservoir, Fairfax Station, Va. April 3, 2011 Event Time Finish Women’s Novice 8+ Grand Final 8:43.32 5th Women’s Second Varsity 8+ Grand Final 7:45.28 3rd Women’s Varsity 8+ Grand Final 7:26.82 2nd Women’s Novice 4+ Heat One 9:26.63 4th

KNECHT CUP

Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa. April 9-10, 2011 Event Women’s Novice 4+ Grand Final Women’s Second Varsity 8+ Petite Final Women’s Varsity 8+ Grand Final Women’s Varsity 4+ Heat One Heat Five

Time Finish 8:21.49

1st

7:31.55

4th

7:02.74

5th

8:49.22 8:54.60

6th 4th

BIG EAST CHAMPIONSHIPS

Cooper River Park, Pennsauken, N.J. May 1, 2011 Event Women’s Second Varsity 4+ Grand Final Women’s Varsity 4+ Grand Final Women’s Second Varsity 8+ Petite Final Women’s Varsity 8+ Grand Final

Time Finish 8:22.32

3rd

8:12.76

6th

7:37.58

2nd

7:01.94

6th


DAD VAIL REGATTA

Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa. May 14, 2011 Event Women’s Pair Semi-Final Two Women’s Varsity 8+ Petite Final Women’s Frosh/Novice 4+ Grand Final

Time Finish 8:34.61

3rd

6:49.36

2nd

8:10.52

5th

2011-12 Results

HEAD OF OHIO

Allegheny River, Pittsburgh, Pa. October 1, 2011 Event Women’s Open 8+ Women’s Open 2x Gribbons Spencer Women’s Open 4+ ‘C’ ‘B’ ‘A’

Time Finish 15:59.20 1st 18:50.69 1st 19:49.01 3rd 17:32.12 1st 18:39.69 7th 19:35.90 15th

HEAD OF THE KANAWHA

Kanawha River, Charleston, W.Va. October 15, 2011 Event Women’s Open 1+ ‘A’ ‘B’ Women’s Open 8+

Time Finish 22:29 1st 23:15 3rd 19:14 1st

HEAD OF THE SCHUYLKILL

Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa. October 2, 2011 Event Women’s Open 4+ ‘A’ ‘B’ ‘C’

Time Finish 15:51.76 5th 16:43.33 18th 16:58.36 20th

HEAD OF THE OCCOQUAN

Occoquan River, Fairfax Station, Va. November 5, 2011 Event Women’s Novice 4+ ‘A’ ‘B’ Women’s Novice 8+ ‘A’ ‘B’

Time Finish 22:00.85 22nd 23:42.68 7th 20:40.84 6th 23:53.22 18th

PHILADELPHIA FROSTBITE

Cooper River, Pennsauken, N.J. November 12, 2011 Event Women’s Open Double ‘A’ ‘C’ ‘B’

7:59.39 1st 8:15.09 2nd 8:17.60 3rd

Women’s Novice 4+ Flight Two ‘A’

9:22.65 4th

Time Finish

Flight Three ‘B’ Women’s Novice 8+ Flight One ‘A’ Flight Two ‘B’ Women’s Varsity 4+ Flight Two ‘A’ Flight Three ‘B’ ‘C’ Women’s Varsity 8+ Flight One ‘B’ Flight Three ‘A’

10:01.18 4th 7:42.85 2nd 9:03.29 3rd 7:50.05 1st 8:13.17 1st 8:31.29 2nd 7:37.47 4th 6:59.20 2nd

AT NORTH CAROLINA, GEORGETOWN

Lake Wheeler, Raleigh, N.C. March 24, 2012 Event Second Varsity 4+ Varsity 4+ Second Varsity 8+ Varsity 8+

Time Finish 8:16.77 2nd 7:53.14 1st 7:32.79 3rd 7:03.66 2nd

OCCOQUAN SPRINTS

Occoquan Reservoir, Fairfax Station, Va. April 1, 2012 Event Time Finish Women’s Second Varsity 8+ Petite Final 7:28.35 2nd Women’s Novice 4+ Semifinal One 8:12.60 1st Women’s Varsity 4+ Semifinal One 7:56.28 4th Women’s Varsity 8+ Grand Final 7:01.60 6th

KNECHT CUP

Cooper River, Cherry Hill, N.J. April 13-15, 2012 Event Women’s Novice 4+ Grand Final Women’s Varsity 4+ Third Final Women’s Second Varsity 8+ Third Final Women’s Varsity 8+ Petite Final

Time Finish 8:34.05

6th

8:01.28

1st

7:16.68

5th

6:42.72

4th

DAYTON

Monongahela River, Morgantown, W.Va. April 21, 2012 *Official times and margins not recorded Event Finish Women’s Varsity 8+ Race One 2nd Race Two 2nd Women’s Varsity 4+ Race One 1st Race Two 1st

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Eagle Creek Reservoir, Indianapolis April 28, 2012 Event Women’s Varsity 8+ Petite Final Women’s Second Varsity 8+ Petite Final Women’s Varsity 4+ Petite Final Women’s Second Varsity 4+ Petite Final

Time Finish 7:11.9

1st

7:31.7

1st

8:23.2

1st

8:40.9

3rd

BIG EAST CHAMPIONSHIPS

Mercer Lake, West Windsor, N.J. May 13, 2012 Event Women’s Second Varsity 4+ Final Women’s Varsity 4+ Petite Final Women’s Second Varsity 8+ Petite Final Women’s Varsity 8+ Petite Final

Time Finish 8:11.72 4th 7:58.21

2nd

7:08.9

2nd

6:59.36

2nd

2012-13 Results HEAD OF OHIO

Allegheny River, Pittsburgh, Pa. October 6, 2012 Event Time Finish Women’s Open 8+ ‘A’ 15:22.51 4th ‘B’ 15:30.75 5th Women’s Open 4+ ‘A’ 16:30.83 2nd ‘B’ ^15th ‘C’ ^21st

HEAD OF THE SCHUYLKILL

Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa. October 27, 2012 Event Women’s Open 1+ Women’s Open 8+ ‘A’ ‘B’

14:38.99 ^12th 15:02.54 ^20th

Women’s Open 4+ ‘A’ ‘B’ ‘C’

15:54.86 4th 17:05.23 21st 17:01.47 20th

Time Finish 17:43.05 ^10th

HEAD OF THE OCCOQUAN

Occoquan Reservoir, Fairfax Station, Va. November 3, 2012 Event Time Finish Women’s Novice 4+ ‘A’ 22:14.12 4th ‘B’ 22:28.69 6th ‘C’ 22:45.63 9th Women’s Novice 8+ ‘A’ 20:41.36 7th ‘B’ 22:09.53 17t

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PHILADELPHIA FROSTBITE

Cooper River, Cherryhill, N.J. November 10, 2012 Event Women’s Open Double ‘A’ ‘B’ ‘C’ Women’s Novice 4+ ‘A’ ‘B’ ‘C’ Women’s Novice 8+ ‘A’ ‘B’ Women’s Varsity 4+ ‘A’ ‘B’ ‘C’ Women’s Varsity 8+ ‘A’ ‘B’

Time Finish 8:02.05 1st 8:09.92 2nd 8:22.89 4th 9:01.27 1st 9:09.01 2nd 9:10.58 3rd 8:17.76 1st 8:41.85 4th 8:04.05 1st 8:09.68 1st 8:34.69 2nd 7:12.11 2nd 7:37.06 2nd

OAK RIDGE CARDINAL INVITATIONAL

Melton Hill Lake, Oak Ridge, Tenn. March 16-17, 2013 Event Time Finish Women’s Varsity 8+ ‘A’ 6:57.9 3rd ‘B’ ^3rd Women’s Varsity 4+ ‘A’ 8:24.5 3rd ‘B’ 8:40.4 3rd ‘C’ 8:49.7 3rd Women’s Varsity 8+ ‘A’ 6:49.3 2nd ‘B’ 6:55.13 2nd Women’s Varsity 4+ ‘A’ 8:14.39 2nd Women’s Novice 8+ ‘A’ 7:32.16 2nd Women’s Varsity 8+ ‘A’ 7:09.96 3rd ‘B’ 7:17.56 2nd ‘C’ 8:02.1 1st Women’s Varsity 4+ ‘A’ 8:22.84 2nd

ALABAMA AND UCF

Black Warrior River, Tuscaloosa, Ala. April 6, 2013 Event Women’s Varsity 8+ ‘A’ ‘B’ Women’s Varsity 4+ ‘A’ ‘B’

Time Finish 7:41.4 1st 7:57.6 3rd 9:13.9 3rd 9:10.4 2nd

KNECHT CUP

Cooper River, Cherry Hill, N.J. April 13-14, 2013 Event Women’s Varsity 8+ ‘A’ ‘B’

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Time Finish 6:40.3 2nd 7:04.39 3rd

Women’s Novice 4+ ‘B’ Women’s Varsity 4+ ‘A’ ‘B’ Women’s Novice 8+ ‘A’ Women’s Varsity 8+ Grand Final ‘A’ Petite Final ‘B’

8:49.09 5th 8:34.35 6th 8:34.37 6th 7:59.41 4th 6:49.14 5th 7:12.88 4th

BUCKNELL, UCNN AND DELAWARE Pinchot Lake, Lewisberry, Pa. April 27, 2013 Event Women’s Varsity 8+ ‘A’ ‘B’ ‘C’

Time Finish 6:53.2 2nd 7:05.7 1st 7:49.5 2nd

Women’s Varsity 4+ ‘A’ 6:58.1 2nd ‘B’ 8:25.7 2nd Women’s Varsity 8+ ‘A’ 6:54.2 1st ‘B’ 7:16.5 1st ‘C’ ^2nd Women’s Varsity 4+ ‘A’ 7:37.5 1st ‘B’ 7:49.6 3rd

BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIPS

Wyandotte County Lake, Kansas City, Kan. May 4, 2013 Event Time Finish Women’s Varsity 8+ ‘A’ 6:36.45 3rd ‘B’ 6:46.66 4th ‘C’ 7:01.12 5th Women’s Varsity 4+ ‘A’ 7:48.61 5th ‘B’ 8:00.76 4t

CONFERENCE USA CHAMPIONSHIPS

Melton Hill Lake, Oak Ridge, Tenn. May 18, 2013 Event Women’s Varsity 8+ ‘A’ ‘B’ Women’s Varsity 8+ Grand Final ‘A’ ‘B’ Women’s Varsity 4+ ‘A’ Women’s Varsity 4+ Petite Final ‘A’ Women’s Open 4+ ‘A’ ‘B’

Time Finish 6:49.53 3rd 6:59.9 3rd 6:47.56 5th 7:06.06 5th 7:59.62 6th 7:59.88 5th 8:07.27 4th 8:03.84 3rd

2013-14 Results HEAD OF OHIO

Allegheny River, Pittsburgh, Pa. October 5, 2013 Event Women’s Open 1x ‘A’ Women’s Open 8+ ‘A’ ‘B’ ‘C’ Women’s Open 2x ‘A’ ‘B’ Women’s Open 4+ ‘A’ ‘B’ ‘D’ ‘C’

Time Finish 19:45.20 1st 15:34.66 1st 16:07.80 4th 17:41.83 14th 17:41.46 1st 18:25.21 3rd 17:41.41 1st 18:00.99 6th 18:10.69 7th 19:29.14 19th

HEAD OF THE SCHUYLKILL

Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa. October 26, 2013 Event Time Finish Frosh/Novice Open 4 23:29.74 23rd Women’s Open 4+ ‘A’ 16:55.31 3rd ‘B’ 17:38.05 10th ‘C’ 18:01.90 15th Women’s Club 8+ ‘A’ 16:42.58 8th ‘B’ 17:27.52 16th ‘C’ 18:36.90 34th Open Heavy Championships 8+ Final 16:46.80 12th

HEAD OF THE OCCOQUAN

Occoquan Reservoir, Fairfax Station, Va. November 2, 2013 Event Time Finish Women’s Varsity 8+ ‘A’ 17:52.81 7th ‘B’ 18:07.73 10th ‘C’ 19:09.99 22nd Women’s Novice 4+ ‘A’ 21:19.5 2nd ‘B’ 21:54.95 3rd Women’s Novice 8+ ‘A’ 19:55.40 10th ‘B’ 22:27.80 22nd Women’s Varsity 4+ ‘A’ 19:33.68 5th ‘B’ 20:08.7 17th ‘C’ 20:48.70 20th ‘D’ 21:45.94 31st

RIVANNA ROMP

Rivanna River, Earlysville, Va. November 15, 2013 Event Women’s Varsity 8+ ‘A’ ‘B’

Time Finish 14:53.2 14th 14:52.7 30th


Women’s Varsity 4+ ‘A’ ‘B’ ‘C’ ‘D’

16:14.2 17th 17:22.4 27th 17:54.4 28th 17:09.3 26th

OAK RIDGE CARDINAL INVITATIONAL Melton Hill Lake, Oak Ridge, Tenn. March 15-16, 2014 Event Time Women’s Varsity 8+ Minnesota 6:54.10 Dayton 7:10.98 West Virginia 7:19.09 2nd Varsity 8+ Minnesota 7:02.50 West Virginia 7:25.54 Dayton 806.86 Varsity 4+ Minnesota 8:04.10 West Virginia 8:46.45 2nd Varsity 4+ Minnesota 8:07.60 West Virginia 8:31.79 3rd Varsity 4+ Alabama 8:15.60 Minnesota 8:22.98 Dayton (N) 8:35.73 West Virginia 8:46.21 Varsity 8+ Notre Dame 6:31.70 Louisville 6:39.64 West Virginia 7:03.14 2nd Varsity 8+ Notre Dame 6:31.70 Louisville 6:41.52 West Virginia 7:15.99 Varsity 4+ Notre Dame 7:22.10 Louisville 7:34.63 West Virginia 8:00.48 2nd Varsity 4+ Louisville 7:37.70 Notre Dame 7:39.55 West Virginia 8:06.23 3rd Varsity 4+ Louisville 7:36.10 Notre Dame 7:50.74 West Virginia 8:15.33 Frosh/Novice 8+ Virginia 6:48.00 Louisville 7:08.39 Notre Dame (3V) 7:10.92 West Virginia 7:30.84 Varsity 8+ Wisconsin 6:50.20 Tennessee 6:56.73 Kansas 7:02.63 West Virginia 7:14.17 2nd Varsity 4+ Wisconsin 6:47.70 Kansas 6:56.45 Tennessee 6:57.12 West Virginia 7:17.65 Varsity 4+ Wisconsin 7:25.70

Kansas 7:29.28 Tennessee 7:43.00 West Virginia 7:57.79 2nd Varsity 4+ Wisconsin 7:40.70 Kansas 7:52.77 West Virginia 8:19.83 Tennessee 8:27.31 3rd Varsity 4+ Kansas 8:13.30 Dayton (N) 8:16.59 West Virginia 8:28.56 Frosh/Novice 8+ Kansas (3V) 7:20.60 Kansas 7:22.22 Tennessee 7:45.90 West Virginia 7:48.16

AT INDIANA

Lake Lemon, Bloomington, Ind. April 5, 2014 Event Time Varsity 8+ Indiana ‘A’ 6:36.8 Indiana ‘B’ 6:55.3 West Virginia ‘A’ 7:10.2 West Virginia ‘B’ 7:19.2 Varsity 4+ Indiana ‘A’ 7:50.5 West Virginia ‘B’ 7:57.6 West Virginia ‘C’ 8.18.5 Varsity 8+ (Round 2) Indiana ‘A’ 6:45.6 Indiana ‘B’ 7:00.9 West Virginia ‘B’ 7:20.0 West Virginia ‘A’ 7:22.6 Varsity 4+ (Round 2) Indiana ‘A’ 7:50.7 West Virginia ‘A’ 8:05.6 West Virginia ‘B’ 8:28.7 Frosh/Novice 8+ Indiana N8 7:13.0 West Virginia N8 7:32.5 West Virginia ‘C’ 8:02.9 Novice 8+ (Round 2) Indiana N8 7:28.3 West Virginia N8 7:46.2 West Virginia ‘C’ 8:23.0

KNECHT CUP

Mercer Lake, West Windsor, N.J. April 12-13, 2-14 Event Varsity 4+ (Prelim) WVU ‘A’ WVU ‘B’ Varsity 8+ (Prelim) WVU ‘A’ WVU ‘B’ WVU N8 Varsity 4+ (Semi) WVU ‘A’ Varsity 8+ (Semi) WVU ‘A’ WVU ‘B’ WVU ‘C’ WVU N8

Varsity 4+ (Third Final) WVU ‘A’ Varsity 8+ WVU ‘A’ (Third Final) WVU ‘B’ (Petite Final) WVU N8 (Grand Final)

8:13.25

5th

7:17.06 7:07.18 7:17.02

4th 6th 3rd

BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP

Oklahoma River, Oklahoma City, Okla. May 3, 2014 Event Varsity 4+ WVU ‘A’ WVU ‘B’ Varsity 8+ WVU ‘A’ WVU ‘B’ WVU ‘C’ WVU ‘D’

Time Finish 9:07.92 9:00.78

5th 5th

7:35.33 8:32.67 8:23.58 8:38.08

5th 5th 5th 5th

CONFERENCE USA CHAMPIONSHIP

Melton Hill Lake, Oak Ridge, Tenn. May 17, 2014 Event Varsity 8+ (Prelim) WVU ‘A’ WVU ‘B’ Varsity 4+ (Prelim) WVU ‘A’ WVU ‘B’ Varsity 8+ WVU ‘A’ (Petite Final) WVU ‘B’ (Petite Final) WVU ‘C’ (Grand Final) Varsity 4+ WVU ‘A’ WVU ‘B’

Time Finish 6:49.97 7:08.6

4th 5th

8:11.83 7:55.31

6th 2nd

6:49.01 7:06.8 7:22.12

2nd 4th 4th

8:09.66 8:06.02

5th 6th

2014-15 Results HEAD OF OHIO

Allegheny River, Pittsburgh, Pa. October 4, 2014 Event Women’s Open 8+ ‘A’ ‘B’ ‘C’

Time Finish 15:28.68 2nd 15:52.83 4th 16:57.21 9th

HEAD OF THE OCCOQUAN

Time Finish 7:58.01 8:07.64

3rd 4th

7:04.04 7:02.9 7:07.14

4th 3rd 1st

7:52.52

6th

6:57.66 6:59.21 7:25.32 7:10.79

6th 4th 4th 2nd

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Occoquan Reservoir, Fairfax Station, Va. November 1, 2014 Event Time Finish Championship Women’s 8+ ‘A’ 17:57.07 6th ‘B’ 18:55.09 18th College Women’s Novice 4+ ‘A’ 21:10.28 2nd ‘B’ 21:39.89 3rd College Women’s Novice 8+ ‘A’ 21:00.50 13th Championship Women’s 4+ ‘A’ 19:45.80 4th ‘B’ 20:07.54 9th ‘C’ 20:35.95 15th ‘D’ 21:31.02 24th

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GEORGETOWN AND NORTH CAROLINA

Potomac River, Washington, D.C. March 28, 2015 Event First Varsity 8+ Georgetown West Virginia North Carolina Second Varsity 8+ Georgetown West Virginia North Carolina Third Varsity 8+ North Carolina Georgetown West Virginia First Varsity 4+ West Virginia North Carolina Georgetown

Time Finish 6:53.2 1st 7:05.7 2nd 7:49.5 3rd 7:08.8 1st 7:13.6 2nd 7:47.7 3rd 6:50.0 1st 7:01.4 2nd 7:01.8 3rd 7:25.5 1st 7:29.4 2nd 7:36.9 3rd

KNECHT CUP

Mercer Lake, West Windsor, N.J. April 11-12, 2015 Event Varsity 4+ (Prelim) WVU ‘A’ Varsity 8+ (Prelim) WVU ‘A’ WVU ‘B’ WVU ‘C’ Varsity 8 WVU ‘B’ WVU ‘A’ Varsity 8+ WVU ‘B’ WVU ‘A’

Time Finish 7:58.35

5th

6:47.73 6:56.07 7:33.29

2nd 3rd 4th

7:06.20 6:58.44

4th 5th

7:02.19 7:04.94

1st 5th

EAWRC SPRINTS

Cherry Hill, N.J. May 3, 2015 Event First Varsity 8+ (Heat One Harvard Radcliffe Dartmouth Boston University MIT West Virginia First Varsity 8+ (Petite Final Holy Cross Georgetown Boston University MIT Buffalo Rutgers West Virginia Second Dartmouth Columbia West Virginia Rutgers Second Varsity 8+ (Petite Final) Georgetown West Virginia Boston University

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Time Finish 6:36.012 1st 6:47.301 2nd 6:56.964 3rd 6:57.118 4th 7:02.581 5th 6:37.684 1st 6:41.850 2nd 6:45.284 3rd 6:47.261 4th 6:47.993 5th 6:52.015 6th 6:56.455 7th 6:54.887 1st 6:59.207 2nd 7:06.876 3rd 7:16.657 4th 6:49.500 1st 6:51.010 2nd 6:54.830 3rd

Rutgers 7:03.570 4th MIT 5th Buffalo 6th Holy Cross 7th Third Varsity 8+ (Heat Two) Dartmouth 7:15.315 1st Boston College 7:24.206 2nd Boston College B 7:25.281 3rd Boston University 7:41.502 4th Holy Cross 7:51.91 5th West Virginia 7:55.260 6th Third Varsity 8+ (Petite Finals) Boston University 7:26.164 1st West Virginia 7:31.231 2nd Holy Cross 7:39.433 3rd Rutgers 7:43.608 4th Buffalo 7:49.517 5th First Varsity 4+ (Heat Two) Navy 7:43.520 1st Northeastern 7:53.508 2nd West Virginia 8:01.334 3rd Holy Cross 8:06.788 4th First Varsity 4+ (Petite Finals) Dartmouth 7:40.449 1st Holy Cross 7:51.494 2nd West Virginia 7:56.254 3rd MIT 8:00.626 4th Rutgers 8:15.601 5th Buffalo 8:21.841 6th Georgetown 8:22.047 7th

BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP

Melton Hill Lake Oak Ridge, Tennessee May 16-17, 2015 Event First Varsity 8 Oklahoma Kansas Alabama West Virginia First Varsity 8+ (Petite Final) West Virginia Old Dominion Second Varsity 8+ (Heat One) Texas Tennessee West Virginia Old Dominion Second Varsity 8+ (Grand Final) Texas Tennessee Kansas State Alabama Oklahoma West Virginia Third Varsity 8+ (Heat Two) Kansas Oklahoma Tennessee West Virginia Third Varsity 8+ (Petite Final) Old Dominion West Virginia

First Varsity 4+ (Heat One) Texas Kansas West Virginia Kansas State First Varsity 4+ (Grand Final) Texas Oklahoma Kansas Tennessee West Virginia Alabama Second Varsity 4+ (Heat One) Texas Alabama Kansas State West Virginia Second Varsity 4+ (Petite Final) West Virginia Old Dominion *Placed fifth, amassing 52 points

7:14.15 1st 7:33.54 2nd 7:37.00 3rd 7:40.83 4th 7:35.40 1st 7:37.35 2nd 7:52.19 3rd 7:57.81 4th 7:58.13 5th 8:02.54 6th 7:23.77 1st 7:39.35 2nd 7:44.42 3rd 7:50.46 4th 8:08.97 8:22.61

1st 2nd

2015-16 Results HEAD OF OHIO

Allegheny River, Pittsburgh, Pa. October 3, 2015 Event Women’s Open 8+ Women’s Open 4+ ‘B’ Women’s Open 4+ ‘A’

Time Finish 12:58.53 2nd 14:04.33 1st 14:12.24 3rd

HEAD OF THE OCCOQUAN

Time Finish 6:36.37 1st 6:44.22 2nd 6:48.91 3rd 6:49.33 4th 7:07.39 7:18.39

1st 2nd

6:35.05 1st 6:47.96 2nd 6:54.45 3rd 7:03.27 4th 6:52.18 1st 7:02.45 2nd 7:04.93 3rd 7:06.80 4th 7:09.63 5th 7:17.16 6th 7:00.41 1st 7:04.75 2nd 7:23.95 3rd 7:37.99 4th 7:36.27 7:55.00

1st 2nd

Occoquan Reservoir, Fairfax Station, Va. October 31, 2015 Event Time Finish Championship Women’s 8+ ‘A’ 18:58.35 7th College Women’s Novice 4+ ‘A’ 21:10.57 2nd ‘B’ 21.47.77 8th ‘C’ 20:42.16 12th College Women’s Novice 8+ ‘A’ 20:06.06 3rd ‘B’ 21:46.12 8th ‘C’ 24:21.63 16th Championship Women’s 4+ ‘A’ 21:55.61 1st ‘B’ 22:17.98 2nd ‘C’ 23:55.91 10th

DUQUESNE, PITTSBURGH AND CARNEGIE MELLON

Allegheny River, Pittsburgh, Pa. November 7, 2015 Event Novice 8+ ‘A’ West Virginia Pittsburgh Duquesne Novice 8+ ‘B’ West Virginia Pittsburgh Novice 4+ ‘A’ West Virginia

Time Finish 11:11.86 1st 11:16.53 2nd 12:00.28 3rd 10:37.8 1st 11:18.5 2nd 11:40.8

1st


Pittsburgh Duquesne Novice 4+ ‘B’ West Virginia Duquesne Carnegie Mellon

11:57.3 2nd 12:28.8 3rd 12:52.73 13:37.93 14:22.78

OAK RIDGE CARDINAL INVITATIONAL

1st 2nd 3rd

West Virginia North Carolina Old Dominion West Virginia vs. Old Dominion First Varsity 8+ North Carolina West Virginia Second Varsity 8+ West Virginia North Carolina ‘B’ North Carolina ‘C’ First Varsity 4+ North Carolina ‘A’ West Virginia North Carolina ‘B’ First Novice 4+ West Virginia Old Dominion North Carolina

8:12.0 8:36.7 8:40.9

1st 2nd 3rd

6:52.5 6:54.1

1st 2nd

6:58.1 1st Melton Hill Lake, Oak Ridge, Tenn. 7:04.4 2nd March 12-13, 2016 7:07.7 3rd Event Time Finish March 12 - Morning Session 7:42.9 1st Varsity 8+ 8:01.6 2nd West Virginia 6:56.61 4th 8:20.7 3rd Second Varsity 8+ West Virginia 7:09.56 4th 8:08.6 1st Varsity 4+ 8:36.9 2nd West Virginia 8:10.10 4th 9:17.0 3rd March 12 - Afternoon Session Varsity 8+ KNECHT CUP West Virginia 6:45.23 4th Mercer Lake, West Windsor Township, N.J. Second Varsity 8+ April 9-10, 2016 West Virginia 6:56.76 4th Event Time Finish Varsity 4+ April 9 West Virginia 7:59.51 4th Varsity Four (Heat 3) March 13 - Morning Session West Virginia 8:32.80 5th Varsity 8+ Second Varsity Four (Heat 2) West Virginia 7:03.91 4th West Virginia 8:47.18 5th Second Varsity 8+ Novice Four ‘B’ (Heat 2) West Virginia 7:11.24 4th West Virginia 10:23.22 6th Varsity 4+ Novice Four ‘A’ (Heat 5) West Virginia 8:20.98 4th West Virginia 9:02.55 2nd Novice Four ‘A’ Semifinal NORTH CAROLINA DUALS West Virginia 8:45.74 2nd Lake Wheeler, Raleigh, N.C. Varsity Eight (Heat 5) March 25, 2016 West Virginia 7:45.90 3rd Event Time Finish Second Varsity Eight (Heat 3) West Virginia vs. Old Dominion West Virginia 7:45.63 4th First Varsity 8+ April 10 Old Dominion 7:01.1 1st Varsity Eight Semifinal West Virginia 7:10.3 2nd West Virginia 7:00.79 7th Second Varsity 8+ Second Varsity Eight Semifinal Old Dominion 7:11.0 1st West Virginia 7:12.77 3rd West Virginia 7:21.7 2nd Second Varsity Eight Petite Final First Varsity 4+ West Virginia 7:01.00 4th Old Dominion 7:49.7 1st Novice Four ‘A’ Grand Final West Virginia 7:55.7 2nd West Virginia 8:11.70 6th First Novice 4+

PITTSBURGH, DUQUESNE AND MERCYHURST

Allegheny River, Pittsburgh, Pa. April 23, 2016 Event Time Finish First Varsity 8+ Round 1 7:07.84 1st Round 2 6:49.74 1st Second Varsity 8+ Round 1 7:06.12 1st Round 2 *Stopped at the 500-meter mark 6:17 1st Third Varsity 8+ Round 1 8:39.1 3rd Round 2 7:49.6 3rd First Varsity 4+ Round 1 7:43.6 3rd Round 2 7:31.2 1st Second Varsity 4+ Round 1 7:49.42 2nd Round 2 7:30.52 1st

EAWRC SPRINTS

Lake Quinsigamond, Worcester, Mass. May 1, 2016 Event Time Finish First Varsity 8+ Petite Final 7.39.439 6th Second Varsity 8+ Petite Final 7:42.094 5th First Varsity 4+ Petite Final 8:45.656 5th Second Varsity 4+ Petite Final 8:33.069 1st

BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP

Melton Hill Lake, Oak Ridge, Tenn. May 14-15, 2016 Event First Varsity 8+ Petite Final Second Varsity 8+ Grand Final Third Varsity 8+ Petite Final First Varsity 4+ Grand Final Second Varsity 4+ Petite Final *Placed fifth, amassing 57 points

Time Finish 7:03.769

2nd

7:13.679

5th

7:29.100

2nd

8:13.037

2nd

8:09.853

1st

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Kate Abernathy Christina Alicea Lori Arbogast Alison Arnold Aria Asselta Meg Ayers

Princeton, N.J. Elkins, W.Va. Morgantown, W.Va. Morgantown, W.Va. Vineland, N.J. Dayton, Ohio

2000-03 2007-08 2000-01 2013-14 2014-15 2002-06

B Alexandra Basil Katie Baylor Kimberly Benda Brooke Bissett

Shepherdstown, W.Va. Dublin, Ohio Comox, British Colombia ^Morgantown, W.Va. Whitney Blume Shepherdstown, W.Va. Emily Boehler Pittsburgh, Pa. Anna-Claire Bowers Kearneysville, W.Va. Brittany Brooks Nanaimo, British Colombia Megan Brophy Randolph, N.J. Ashley Brown Bluefield, W.Va. Stephanie Brown Liverpool, N.Y. Alisha Brownfield Barboursville, W.Va. Kaitlyn Brownson Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Laura Buch Lyme, Conn. Megan Bush Springfield, Va.

2012-14 2002-06 2006-10 2001 2006-07 2006-08 2011 2006-10 2013-15 2001 2007-09 2014-15 2006-11 2002-04 2005-08

C Nicole Canales Sarah Cartwright Shannon Clark Allison Coates Anna Cokeley Rachel Cokeley Mary Kaitlin Cook Cara Cruikshank

Warrington, Pa. 2004-07 Kearneysville, W.Va. ^2011-12 Wheeling, W.Va. 2000-01 Leesburg, Va. 2013-15 Harrisville, W.Va. 2014-15 Harrisville, W.Va. 2012-15 Charleston, W.Va. 2013-14 Saratoga Springs, N.Y. 2003-05

D Christy Davison Cross Lanes, W.Va. Lisa Deklau Gambrills, Md. Gaetane D.L. Bourdonnaye Boulogne, France Emily Deming Nokomis, Fla. Christine DeRienzo Bethpage, N.Y. Sarah Dodd Wheeling, W.Va. Noelle Dodge Philipi, W.Va. Brittany Doss Cross Lanes, W.Va. Elizabeth Duarte Morgantown, W.Va. Teresa Dugan Gaithersburg, Md. Addie Dulaney Port Charlotte, Fla. Anastasia DuPont Clarksburg, W.Va.

2003-05 2012-15 2002-04 2014-15 2000-02 2013-14 2000-02 2011-12 2012-15 2006-07 2013-15 2010-11

E Kaitlyn Eason Carla Edwards Caitlin Everett

Dauphin, Pa. St. Catharines, Ontario Ballston Spa, N.Y.

2012-15 2006-07 2002-06

F Mallory Fisher Alexandra Flavion Susan Frizzell

Hartly, Del. Cranberry Twp., Pa. Walkersville, Md.

Lesley Garcia Rebecca Gehring Audrey Geis Colleen Giesbrecht Erin Goodman

Orlando, Fla. Alexandria, Va. Allentown, Pa. St. Catharines, Ontario Williamshon, Pa.

2011-14 2009-11 ^2000-01

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Laura Goren Shannon Gribbons Tina Griffith

El Dorado Hills, Calif. Port Elgin, Ontario West Liberty, W. Va.

Gillian Hanbury Sarah Hansard Susannah Hartlove Abigail Harris Michelle Heier Amanda Hirsch Marika Hoskins Jacqueline Hunter Jessica Hurlbert

Whitefish Bay, Wis. Charles Town, W.Va. Ephrata, Pa. Havertown, Pa. Upper Arlington, Ohio Pittsburgh, Pa. Eugene, Ore. Atlanta, Ga. Stanley, Va.

2003-06 2009-12 2000-03

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Huntsville, Ala. Englewood, N.J. Poway, Calif.

Sadie Kalathunkal Melissa Kane Elizabeth Kantak Risha Kelley Jessica Kelly Rebecca Knecht Kelly Kramer Quinn Kratovil Brett Krumholz Angie Keslin

Pittsburgh, Pa. Seaside Park, N.J. Sandy Springs, Ga. Fairmont, W.Va. Wexford, Pa. Ellicott City, Md. Lakewood, Ohio Fairfax Station, Va. Reading, Pa. Chattanooga, Tenn.

Morgan Leach Kirsten Leslie Kat Loya

Virginia Beach, Va. Sydney, Australia Silver Spring, Md.

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M Caitlin Madamba Mays Landing, N.J. 2013-14 Amanda Mahasky Freehold, N.J. ^2007-10 Erika Mall Hawley, Pa. 2013-14 Jaclyn Maritato Rockaway, N.J. 2000-01 Jess Martini Tinton Falls, N.J. ^2002-04 Kimberlie May Grand Junction, Colo. 2013-15 Maclyn McCall ^Rainelle, W.Va. 2000-01 Jeannine McCarty Vineland, N.J. 2010-13 Erin McLaughlin Bel Air, Md. 2002-05 Hilary Meale Morgantown, W.Va. ^2011-13 Christina Mehrtens Hillsborough, N.J. 2011-12 Enya Messersmith Spring Grove, Pa. 2012-13 Alita Meyers Elizabeth, Pa. 2007-11 Louisa Morgan Blenheim, New Zealand 2013-15 Caroline Mullins Louisville, Ky. 2013-14 Caitlin Murphy Hillsborough, N.J. 2009-11

N Megan Neckelmann Erin Nisbet

Medford Lakes, N.J. Somerset, N.J.

2010-11 2000-03

O Meghan Ostrom

Dumfries, W.Va.

2007-08

P Amelia Payne Kensie Phillips

Edmonton, Alberta 2001-05 Mount Maunganui, New Zealand 2007-10

Ithaca, N.Y. 2013-15 Victoria, British Colombia 2010-13 North Royalton, Ohio 2013-14

Robin Reed Danika Rencken Caroline Rettig Tamyra Roberts Stephanie Roof Bethanne Rook Mollie Rosen Victoria Rothenhoefer

2013

J Brittany James Madison James

Emma Preston Rachelle Purych Allyson Pytlak

R Princeton, W.Va. Hollis, N.H. Cincinnati, Ohio Vineland, N.J. Harrison City, Pa. Newtown, Pa. Bethesda, Md. Frederick, Md.

2003-06 2012-13 2006-10 2012-14 2007-10 ^2000-01 2012-14 2013-14

S Bethany Anne Sapen Harrisburg, Pa. 2012-15 Christy Scherger Charlotte, N.C. 2002-03 Courtney Schrand Virginia Beach, Va. ^2011-14 Melinda Sharon Hopkinton, Ma. 2012-15 Melissa Shaver Gainesville, Va. 2010-11 Anna Shealy Augusta, Ga. 2001-03 Elizabeth Short Bethesda, Md. ^2006-07 Ellen Shular Orchard Park, N.Y. 2011-13 Summer Socha Brick, N.J. 2013-14 Jenelle Spencer Sidney, British Colombia 2008-12 Emily Stasi Haddonfield, N.J. 2014-15 Keyara Stevenson Ranson, W.Va. 2009-11 Morgan Leach Virginia Beach, Va. 2011-14 Kirsten Leslie Sydney, Australia 2001-05 Kat Loya Silver Spring, Md. 2006-08 Virginia Stilwell Alexandria, Va. 2006-07 Donna Stullken Augusta, Ga. 2001-05 Courtney Sullivan Woodbridge, Va. 2004-06

T Sarah Taylor Alyssa Thompson Joanna Thompson

Martinsburg, W.Va. Lincoln University, Pa. Rockville, Md.

Rachel Viglianco Karen Verwey

St. Albans, W.Va. Te Puke, New Zealand

2013-14 2010-12 2007-08

V 2009-11 2011-14

W Kathryn Walsh Kensington, N.H. 2009-10 Lauren Washabaugh Mt. Airy, Md. 2010-11 Kendra Welker Ridgeley, W.Va. 2013-14 Mollie Welty Woodbridge, Va. ^2006-07 Lillian Westerman Knoxville, Tenn. 2014-15 Olivia White Great Falls, Va. 2014-15 Danielle Widecrantz Egg Harbor Twp, N.J. ^2010-13 Megan Will Brentwood Bay, Victoria 2003-05

Y Morgan Yeager

Morgantown, W.Va.

2007-08


GENERAL

Information

President E. Gordon Gee | 76

Director of Athletics Shane Lyons | 77

Senior Staff/Head Coaches | 78

Athletic Facilities | 79

Media Information | 80


PRESIDENT

E. GORDON Gee, Dr. E. Gordon Gee is one of America’s most prominent higher education leaders, having served as president of some of the most prestigious public and private universities for more than three decades. When he returned to lead West Virginia University in 2014 as the institution’s 24th president, it was a homecoming of sorts. He was first named WVU president in 1981 at age 36 – at the time, considered among the youngest persons to ever serve as a university president. He led WVU until 1985 when he went on to presidencies at the University of Colorado (1985-90), Brown University (1998-2000) and Vanderbilt University (2001-07). He served as president of The Ohio State University from 1990-97 and again from 2007-13. On his return to the Morgantown campus, he said, “This is not a job to me; it is a calling.” His leadership style bears that out as he works tirelessly to advance the University’s land-grant mission and open doors to the American dream. In his latest address to the University community, he called for reinventing education for our young people, on our campuses, throughout our state and beyond; transforming health care for our citizens; and cultivating prosperity in our communities. “Doing our best for the 1.8 million people of West Virginia is our noblest calling and our proudest distinction,” he said. Gee has built a special relationship with the students as well as the state’s citizens, making it a point to visit students where they live, learn and socialize -- and visiting all 55 West Virginia counties during his inaugural year – and at least half in subsequent years. Born in Vernal, Utah, Gee graduated from the University of Utah with an honors degree in history and earned his J.D. and Ed.D. degrees from Columbia University. He clerked under Chief Justice David T. Lewis of the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals before being named a judicial fellow and staff assistant to the U.S. Supreme Court. In this role, he worked for Chief Justice Warren Burger on administrative and legal problems of the Court and federal judiciary. Gee returned to Utah as an associate professor and associate dean in the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University, and was granted full professorship in 1978. One year later, he became dean of the WVU College of Law, and, in 1981, was named WVU’s 19th president. Gee serves on several education-governance organizations and committees, including the Big 12 Conference Council of Presidents and formerly the Business Higher Education Forum and the American Association of Universities. He was chair of the American Council on Education’s Commission on Higher Education Attainment and served as co-chair of the Association of Public and Land-Grant

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Universities’ Energy Advisory Committee. In 2009, King Abdulaziz University in Saudi Arabia invited him to join its international advisory board. In 2009, Time magazine named him one of the top 10 university presidents in the United States. Active in many national professional and service organizations, he is on the executive committee of the National 4-H Council Board of Trustees and serves on the Board of Directors of the American Council on Education, the nation’s largest higher education organization. He has also served on the boards for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and Limited Brands. In 2011, Gee began serving as secretary on the Board of Directors of Ohio’s economic development program, JobsOhio. In 2011-12, Governor John Kasich asked him to chair the Ohio Higher Education Capital Funding Collaborative and the Ohio Higher Education Funding Commission. In December 2012, he began serving on the Columbus Education Commission. Gee has received many honorary degrees, awards, fellowships and recognitions. He is a fellow of the prestigious American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest science organization. In 1994, Gee received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Utah, as well as from Teachers College of Columbia University. In 2013, he received the ACE Council of Fellows/Fidelity Investments Mentor Award and the Outstanding Academic Leader of the Year Award on behalf of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. He is the co-author of 11 books, including Law, Policy and Higher Education, published in 2012. He has also authored many papers and articles on law and education. Gee’s daughter, Rebekah, is the Medicaid Medical Director for the State of Louisiana, and an assistant professor of Public Health and Medicine at Louisiana State University. She is also a Norman F. Gant/American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology/IOM Anniversary Fellow. Dr. Rebekah Gee is married to David Patrón and they have five children.

The GEE FAMILY - Front from left: Nathan, Elly and Ben Patrón. Back from left: Rebekah Gee, Eva Patrón, E. Gordon Gee, Elizabeth Patrón and David Patrón


DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS

SHANELyons

Since being named Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Associate Vice President at West Virginia University in January 2015, Shane Lyons has not been interested in headlines, he’s been interested in results. Working furiously behind the scenes, Lyons rolls up his sleeves every day for the betterment of WVU’s student-athletes, fans and athletic department. In his second year on the job, he keeps his fingers on the pulse of more than $110 million in athletic facility improvements that will be completed in the next year. In fact, his first year on the job can be defined as a year of fan enhancements to the WVU Coliseum and Milan Puskar Stadium as he has worked tirelessly to modernize 46- and 36-year-old facilities. Next up on his agenda are student-athlete enhancements with a new Olympic sport weight and training room. Also in the coming year, Lyons will continue to work with the Morgantown community on bringing a $45 million aquatic and track center to Morgantown, which will provide health and fitness benefits to all ages. When he’s not in his office, he’s an energized fundraiser where his efforts and honesty are appreciated by Mountaineer Athletic Club donors. Lyons oversees 18 varsity sports, a department budget of approximately $88 million, 200 employees, and approximately 500 student-athletes. He has already put the finishing touches on a $21 million baseball park and renovations are in the final stages to the football and basketball facilities that will bring long overdue new restrooms, concessions, ADA seating and fan comfort. Leaving the headlines to others, Lyons, confidently behind the scenes, directed a department in his first year that brought an 18th national championship for rifle, 30 All Americans, 110 All-Conference performers, 18 academic award winners and 109 Academic All-Conference selections. His work with WVU President E. Gordon Gee’s senior leadership team, as well as the Big 12 Conference and other national committees has brought additional respect and positive exposure to his department and the University. He currently serves on the Big 12 Administration Committee, Finance and Budget Committee and the Game Management and Officiating Subcommittee. Lyons came to West Virginia after spending three years as the deputy director of athletics and chief operating officer at Alabama where he worked closely on day-to-day strategic leadership and direction of the Crimson Tide Athletic program. During his time at Alabama, his responsibilities included oversight of a $120 million budget, management of the day-to-day operations of the department and oversight of the Crimson Tide’s 21 sports teams. In addition, he played a pivotal role in a historic renegotiation of Alabama’s multimedia rights agreement that started in 2014 and was involved in several significant capital projects totaling more than $85 million. The Crimson Tide won seven national titles in five different sports during his time there – two in football, two in men’s golf, one in women’s golf, one in gymnastics and one in softball. He also played a critical role in the hiring of four Alabama head coaches. Prior to joining the Alabama staff in November 2011, Lyons spent 10 years as an associate commissioner at the Atlantic Coast Conference. At the ACC, Lyons focused on conference-wide compliance and academic initiatives, providing direct assistance to the conference’s presidents, chancellors and athletics directors in matters dealing with NCAA regulatory matters. In addition, he served as the ACC’s human resource manager and was responsible for the administration, negotiation and mediation of the employee benefits program and managing the conference’s organizational policies and procedures. He was part of the senior administrative team for ACC events, including the football championship game, the men’s basketball tournament and men’s and women’s NCAA basketball events. He also was a member and served as chairman on many prominent committees within the NCAA Governance structure during his tenure with the ACC. Prior to working at the ACC, Lyons served as associate athletics director for compliance at Big 12 member Texas Tech from 1998 to 2001. During that time, Lyons assumed responsibility for the leadership, administration and implementation of a comprehensive NCAA compliance program with emphasis toward rules education and extensive monitoring systems. He also served as oversight administrator for several of the Red Raiders’ athletic teams and had financial and operational supervision of the strength and conditioning, nutritional and sports medicine units.

Before joining Texas Tech, Lyons worked at the NCAA for almost 10 years as a senior membership services representative, where he was responsible for the oversight and coordination of the 25 membership service representatives. Lyons began his career in college athletics in July 1988 as assistant commissioner of the Big South Conference. With the Big South, he was in charge of conference-wide compliance and championships. A native of Parkersburg, West Virginia, and a graduate of Parkersburg High, Lyons was a standout basketball player for the Big Reds. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in sport management from WVU in 1987 and 1988, respectively. He and his wife, Emily, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, have two children: Cameron and Brooke. Lyons is the University’s 12th athletic director.

Shane Lyons through the Years:

1988-89 Big South Conference (Assistant Commissioner for Compliance and Championships) 1989-98

NCAA (Senior Membership Services Representative)

1998-2001 Texas Tech (Associate Athletic Director – Compliance) 2001-11

Atlantic Coast Conference (Associate Commissioner)

2011-15

Alabama (Deputy Director of Athletics/Chief Operating Officer)

2015-present West Virginia (Director of Athletics and Associate Vice President)

The LyonsFAMILY: Cameron, Brooke, Emily and Shane

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WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY INTERCOLLEGIATEAthletics KeliCUNNINGHAM

Steve URYASZ

MattBORMAN

MichaelFRAGALE

TerriHOWES

Deputy Athletic Director

Executive Senior Associate Athletic Director

Senior Associate Athletic Director/Executive Director

Senior Associate Athletic Director/Communications

Senior Associate Athletic Director/Sports Administration, SWA

Greg FEATHERSTON

JoeHESKETT

AprilMESSERLY

KevinMILLER

Associate Athletic Director/ Governance & Compliance

Associate Athletic Director/ Sports Performance

Associate Athletic Director/ Facilities & Operations

Associate Athletic Director/ Annual Fund

MichaelSZUL

MattWELLS

Senior Associate Athletic Director/Business Operations

Senior Associate Athletic Director/ External Affairs

BenMURRAY

ZachECKERT

Associate Athletic Director/ Major Gifts & Capital Campaigns

Assistant Athletic Director/ Facilities & Operations

LaceyGIBSON

Assistant Athletic Director/ Compliance

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY Head Coaches

Susan HAMMOND

BryanMESSERLY

NathanielZINN

Assistant Athletic Director/ Donor Relations

Assistant Athletic Director/ Communications

Assistant Athletic Director/ Marketing

JasonBUTTS

MikeCAREY

Gymnastics

Women’s Basketball

SeanCLEARY Cross Country/Track

SeanCOVICH

JonHAMMOND

SammieHENSON

DanaHOLGORSEN

Men’s Golf

Rifle

Wrestling

Football

BobHUGGINS

JimmyKING

MarlonLEBLANC

MihaLISAC

RandyMAZEY

VicRIGGS

ReedSUNAHARA

Men’s Basketball

Rowing

Men’s Soccer

Tennis

Baseball

Swimming and Diving

Volleyball

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Women’s Soccer


ATHLETIC Facilities BASKETBALL PRACTICE FACILITY

CAPERTON INDOOR FACILITY

CARY GYM

DICK DLESK SOCCER STADIUM

DREAMSWORK FIELD

MONONGALIA COUNTY BALLPARK

MOUNTAINEER FIELD AT MILAN PUSKAR STADIUM

MOUNTAINEER TENNIS COURTS

MOUNTAINEER TRACK

WVU BOATHOUSE

WVU COLISEUM

WVU NATATORIUM

WVU RIFLE RANGE

WVU WRESTLING PAVILLION WVURowing

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MEDIA

Guidelines

Media Services

The West Virginia University athletic communications office will be available throughout the 2016 rowing season to accommodate any media requests. Following are some guidelines that should make it easy for media members to cover the West Virginia rowing team. Any additional questions should be directed to rowing contact Amy Salvatore.

During the Week

Any member of the media wishing to interview a player or member of the coaching staff during the week should contact West Virginia rowing contact Chris Pharis, via email (cspharis@mail.wvu.edu) or by phone (304-293-2821), at least 24 hours in advance. Cell phone numbers will not be made available, and all WVU studentathletes have been instructed to not conduct interviews without prior approval of the athletic communications staff.

Receiving Information

Media members may receive rowing press releases, notes and more via email. To receive such press releases, game recaps, and more, simply email your requests to alsalvatore@mail.wvu.edu.

WVUSPORTS.COM

WVUsports.com is the place for media and fans to go for the latest on Mountaineer rowing. Player and coaching staff bios are available at the click of a finger by going to WVUsports.com. Updated following each race, WVUsports.com is your place to find the latest statistics for Mountaineer rowing. Not only will you find this season’s stats and stories, but you will also be able to find the WVU record book for some historical perspective.

Directions to WVU Boathouse From I-79

Take exit 148 to merge onto I-68 E toward Cumberland. Take the University Ave/Downtown (mile marker 1) exit. Turn left onto US-119 N and drive for 3.2 miles. The Waterfront Place Hotel will be on your left and then take a left onto Warren Street. The WVU Boathouse is located straight ahead.

From I-68

Take the University Ave/Downtown (mile marker 1) exit. Turn left onto US-119 N and drive for 3.2 miles. The Waterfront Place Hotel will be on your left and then take a left onto Warren Street. The WVU Boathouse is located straight ahead.

Athletic Communications

The West Virginia University Athletic Communications Office is located in the WVU Coliseum near the Red Gate. The main athletic communications office is Room 214. MAILING ADDRESS Athletic Communications Office West Virginia University P.O. Box 0877 Morgantown, WV 26507 Overnight Shipping Address Athletic Communications Office West Virginia University 217 Coliseum 3450 Monongahela Blvd. Morgantown, WV 26507 PHONE INFORMATION Office: (304) 293-2821 Fax: (304) 293-4105 ROWING CONTACT Chris Pharis Graduate Assistant Office: (304) 293-2921 Cell: (814) 335-5952 E-mail: cspharis@mail.wvu.edu

ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS STAFF Michael Fragale Associate Athletic Director/Communications

Ashley Bailey Assistant Director of Athletic Communications

Bryan Messerly Assistant Athletic Director/Communications

Charlie Healy Assistant Director of Athletic Communications

Mike Montoro Director of Football Communications

Lisa Ammons Business Manager

John Antonik Director of Digital Media

Amy Prunty Program Assistant

Joe Swan Director of Athletic Publications

Cheryl Wire Program Assistant

Kristin Coldsnow Multimedia Specialist

Graduate Assistant Amy Salvatore

Grant Dovey Digital Media Manager

Graduate Assistant Samantha Strejeck

Russell Luna Associate Director of Athletic Communications

Graduate Assistant DJ Jamiel

Shannon McNamara Associate Director of Athletic Communications

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