Mountain Momma Monday: May 6


With final exams rolling across Morgantown, the vast majority of WVU women’s teams seasons have concluded. The track and rowing teams competed in their respective Big XII championships while the soccer team unveiled their fall slate.


Sept 1, 2012; Austin, TX, USA; The Texas Longhorns marching band carries flags representing the member schools of the Big 12, including newest members West Virginia and TCU, prior to kick off against the Wyoming Cowboys at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

WVU’s competitive paddlers headed out to the Big XII Rowing Championships at the Wyandotte County Lake in Kansas City, KS. The Mountaineers had a solid team performance at the event, placing 4th in the overall competition.

The first varsity 8+ crew took 3rd place in their competition, falling just off the pace set by Oklahoma and Texas. In the second varsity 8+ crew competition, taking 4th place. The second crew finished behind Oklahoma, Texas, and Kansas State.

In 4+ competition, WVU’s first team took 5th place while the second team came up in 4th place.

The Mountaineers, as a team, finished with 75 points in the competition for 4th place. The Oklahoma Sooners won the Big XII Championship with a score of 136.

Two Mountaineers received All-Big XII honors. Junior Courtney Schrand earned first team honors while senior Rachelle Purych earned a second team nomination.

19 Mountaineers rowers earned Academic All-Big XII honors as well.

WVU will take the week off prior to competing in the Conference USA Championships to end the season.


The WVU women’s soccer team unveiled their 2013 schedule this past week. The schedule features match-ups with some of the top teams in the nation in the non-conference play. The Mountaineers will take on perennial powers such as Duke, North Carolina, Penn State, and Central Michigan.

West Virginia will open the fall campaign with a home exhibition match against Rutgers on August 13.


The Mountaineers track stars competed in the Big XII Track and Field Championships in Waco, TX this past week. WVU had many solid performances but failed to make major impacts in many of the competitions. West Virginia’s best finish of the competition came in the triple jump competition. Stormy Nesbit took 2nd place in the competition.

West Virginia took home an 8th place team finish, besting TCU and Oklahoma State. The #2 nationally ranked Kansas Jayhawks won the Big XII title.

The rowing team will tune up their game in the Virginia Challenge this weekend in Charlottesville, VA prior to the NCAA East Preliminaries in Greensboro, NC May 23-25.

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