Mountain Momma Monday: April 22


Most of the WVU women’s teams were not in official action this past week. Only the tennis and track teams competed in regular season events this past week. Although, there is more going on in Morgantown outside of regular season competition. Soccer is in spring training and the basketball team received a big off-season honor.

Check it all out in this week’s Mountain Momma Monday.

Jan 19, 2013; Waco, TX, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers forward Jess Harlee (14) during the game against the Baylor Bears in the first half at the Ferrell Center. Baylor won 76-58. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports


WVU basketball junior forward Jess Harlee was honored this week with the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholarship Award. The talented player on the court is no slouch in the classroom either. She holds a 3.9 GPA in Industrial Engineering, a huge accomplishment for someone who has to dedicate so much time to her athletics.

A great honor for Harlee and the WVU women’s basketball program.


Continuing on their spring training campaign, the women’s soccer team got back to the pitch, taking on Maryland this past weekend. The two teams played to a final 2-2 draw in a competitive match.

Maryland took the lead very early in the match, scoring in the 5th minute. In the second half, the Mountaineers pumped in a pair of goals while allowing one goal to the Terrapins.

The Mountaineers registered goals from Kelsie Maloney and Kate Schwindel.

WVU has only one match left in the spring slate, April 27th against Kent State.


The WVU tennis team finished their regular season with a whimper, dropping their final two matches of the regular season to finish winless in Big XII conference play.

In Friday’s action, WVU lost to Kansas 6-1, fueled by a pair of forfeits on the Mountaineers part (6th singles match and 3rd doubles match).  The lone point for the Mountaineers was registered by Vivian Tsui in the 4th singles match by a score of 2-6, 6-1, and 6-3.

WVU suffered a similar fate against Kansas State this past Saturday, failing to register a single point in a 7-0 route by the Wildcats. Once again, the Mountaineers had to forfeit in two matches, allowing Kansas State to take a 1-0 lead before the first serve. KSU rolled from then on out, taking straight sets in all matches.

In all, this has been a pathetic Big XII debut for the tennis team, going 0-9 in Big XII play. The Mountaineers will get one last chance to register a Big XII victory when they get a rematch against the Kansas State Wildcats on Thursday in the Big XII Championships.


West Virginia had a strong showing at the Larry Ellis Invitational in Princeton, NJ this past weekend. The Mountaineers claimed three first place finishes in the field competitions. In the pole vault, Katlyn Shelar improved upon her own school record, with a mark of 4.10 m.

Sydney Cummings took first in the high jump with a 1.76 m leap while Stormy Nesbit took first in the long jump with a 12.59 m mark.

The strong showing by the team continues a successful 2013 campaign. The Mountaineers now split into two teams this weekend: one headed to the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, PA and the other to Ashland Alumni Open in Ashland, KY.

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