November 3, 2012; Morgantown, WV, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers mascot reacts on the field before the game against the TCU Horned Frogs at Milan Puskar Field. The TCU Horned Frogs won 39-38 in two overtimes. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Mountain Momma Monday: April 29

With the spring semester all but over, almost every WVU women’s athletic team concluded competition for the season. As of today, all of the Mountaineers women’s athletics teams have concluded their spring competition slate with the exception of the rowing and track teams. Both of those teams finished the regular season in strong fashion and are preparing for their respective conference championships.

Gymnastics:

The Mountaineers tumblers held their annual awards ceremony yesterday at the Waterfront Place Hotel. The annual awards recipients were:

  • Kaylyn Millick – Linda Burdette-Good Award (Most Valuable Gymnast)
  • Hope Sloanhoffer – Joseph Medrick Award (Best All-Around Gymnast)
  • Beth Deal – John Quackenbush Award (Mountaineer Spirit)
  • Melissa Idell – Sally Medrick Award (Most Improved)

The MVP award to Millick is more than deserved as she lit up the score sheet all season long and was a key player in the Mountaineers success this past season.

Rowing:

WVU took to competition this past weekend against Bucknell, Connecticut, and Delaware on Pinchot Lake this past weekend. The Mountaineers had a strong showing during the competition.

In the first round of 4+ varsity competition, West Virginia’s first and second teams finished in second place behind Bucknell in their respective competitions. Round 2 of competition saw WVU’s first team take a first place finish.

In the first round of 8+ varsity competition, the Mountaineers first team took second place behind Bucknell while the first team took home a first place finish. During the second round of 8+ varsity competition, WVU’s first team and second team notched first place finishes while the third team took second place.

In total, the Mountaineers managed an overly impressive record against solid competition. West Virginia now enters post-season competition and will travel to Wyandotte County Lake in Kansas City, KS next weekend.

Soccer:

West Virginia’s women’s soccer team took home victory in their final spring training match. WVU outpaced the Kent State Golden Flashes at Dick Dlesk Stadium this past weekend, 3-1. The Mountaineers opened the scoring in the 18th minute with a goal from Kate Schwindel. The Mountaineers, with a 1-0 first half lead, blew the game open in the early goings of the second half.

West Virginia scored two goals in the first ten minutes of the second half to push their lead to 3-0. Kent State would break up the Mountaineers shut-out bid in the 82nd minute to end the scoring at 3-1.

Tennis:

WVU went out to the Big XII Championships to face Kansas State in the first round of the tournament. The Mountaineers were once again swept by the Wildcats, losing 4-0. WVU’s sweep at the hands of KSU puts an end to a miserable inaugural Big XII campaign.

Track:

Four Mountaineers runners went out to compete in the Penn Relays this past week to compete in the 3,000-m steeplechase. In the championship heat, Jordan Hamric took third place with a time of 10:21.79 while Aubrey Moskal took fifth place at 10:30.11.

In the college heat, Sarah Martinelli notched a personal best 10:34 while Sarah McCauley finished at 10:56.

WVU field stars competed in the Ashland Alumni Open. Heather Adams excelled in the discus throw, finishing second in the competition and second in school history with a throw of 52.93 meters.

With regular season competition at an end, West Virginia will now advance to the Big XII Championships May 3-5.

For more on West Virginia women’s athletics, visit wvusports.com

 

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