VSR: Goldthorpe Student-Athlete of the Week
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Sophomore Jared Goldthorpe of the West Virginia men’s swimming team has been named WVU Student-Athlete of the Week for his performance at the 2011 NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships in Minneapolis.
Goldthorpe earned Honorable Mention All-America status with his 10th-place finish in the 200 back. Goldthorpe finished the consolation finals in second place (10th overall) in a school record time of 1:42.17, after placing 15th (1:43.07) in the preliminary session.
He earned seven points for WVU in the championships and also swam the 500 free to 36th place in 4:23.57, becoming the first Mountaineer men’s swimmer since Michael Walker to earn Honorable Mention All-America status.
WVU Student-Athletes of the Week
Week 1: Brandon Rader, r-Sr., Wrestling
Week 2: Madina Ali, Sr., Women’s Basketball
Week 3: Nicco Campriani, Sr., Rifle
Week 4: Emily Kerwin, Sr., Gymnastics
Week 5: Chelsea Carrier, Sr., Track & Field
Week 6: Amy Bieski, Sr., Gymnastics
Week 7: Rachael Burnett, So., Swimming & Diving
Mandie Nugent, So., Swimming & Diving
Chelsea Carrier, Sr., Track & Field
Week 8: Nicco Campriani, Sr., Rifle
Week 9: Hope Sloanhoffer, Fr., Gymnastics
Week 10: Nicco Campriani, Sr., Rifle
Week 11: Amy Bieski, Sr., Gymnastics
Liz Repella, Sr., Women’s Basketball
Week 12: Jared Goldthorpe, So., Men’s Swimmiing
This Week in Baseball
West Virginia will travel to Charleston, W.Va., to host Morehead State in the Mountaineer Diamond Classic on Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. at Appalachian Power Park ... the team then travels to Louisville for a three-game series to continue BIG EAST play.
Last Week in Baseball
The team split a 1-1 series with Eastern Michigan, winning the first game 20-6 and then falliing by a 9-7 score in the second game ... in its first BIG EAST series of the year, the Mountaineers took a 2-1 series against the South Florida Bulls, losing the first game, 8-4, then winning two consecutive by scores of 9-3 and 7-6, respectively ... southpaw freshman pitcher Harrison Musgrave had a solid game against the Bulls in the second game of the series and all nine starters earned hits in the victory ... Musgrave allowed three earned runs on 12 hits in eight inning pitched in the game ... in the third game of the series with the Bulls, WVU finished with seven runs on nine hits to spur the 7-6 win ... senior right-hander Andy Berry (4-1) pitched out of several jams to earn the win in 8.1 innings pitched ... Berry allowed four earned runs on 10 hits before handing the game over to freshman Josh Harlow, who recorded the final two outs of the game to earn his first save of the season.
Notes and Quotes
The win gave WVU its first win over South Florida in seven attempts ... in the series against the Bulls, the Mountaineers used five pitchers over the three games ... WVU is 4-10 in the all-time series with Louisville, which began in 2001 ... WVU went 0-4 against the Cards last year, including an 11-4 loss in the BIG EAST Tournament.
This Week in Gymnastics
The Mountaineers compete as the No. 6 seed at the 2011 NCAA Southeast Regional Championships on Saturday, April 2, at Stegeman Coliseum, in Athens, Ga., at 4 p.m.
Last Week in Gymnastics
The Mountaineers (13-10, 10-4 EAGL) did not compete last week.
Notes and Quotes
The Mountaineers’ trip to regionals is its 28th overall … the squad made 20 straight trips from 1983-2002 … the top two teams from each of the six regional championships advance to the NCAA National Championships … additionally, event winners not on an advancing team, as well as the top two all-around finishers not attached to an advancing team, also move on … eight Mountaineers have won regional event championships … WVU has finished in fourth place the last three years, and finished in third place in 2007 … the Mountaineers hosted the Southeast Regional last season and scored 195.1 points … 17 Mountaineers since 1984 have advanced from the regional to the national championships … all-arounder Mehgan Morris was the last advancing Mountaineer in 2009 … as a team, WVU last advanced in 2000 … the squad has advanced three times since gymnastics joined the NCAA in 2003.
This Week in Rowing
The West Virginia University rowing team will continue action on Sunday, April 3, as it travels to Fairfax Station, Va., to compete at the Occoquan Sprints.
Last Week in Rowing
The Mountaineers concluded racing against UNC and George Mason in Raleigh, N.C., with a second-place finish by the Varsity eight boat.
Notes and Quotes
WVU’s Varsity eight boat led the Mountaineers with a second-place finish (7:13.00), behind UNC (7:12.60) and ahead of George Mason (7:31.30) ... the Mountaineers trailed behind the Tarheels and the Patriots in the remaining races, including the Second Varsity eights, the Novice fours and the Novice eights ... UNC took the top three finishes in the Novice four race, while George Mason and WVU followed shortly behind in 8:52.41 and 9:28.15 ... the Tarheels continued the lead in the Novice eight and Second Varsity eight events, as the Patriots finished second and the Mountaineers finished third in both races.
The season is now complete.
Last Week in Swimming & Diving
Sophomore Jared Goldthorpe represented the men’s team at the 2011 NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships in Minneapolis, Minn.
Notes and Quotes
Goldthorpe earned Honorable Mention All-America status with his 10th-place finish in the 200 backstroke … Goldthorpe finished the consolation finals in second place (10th overall) in a school record time of 1:42.17, after placing 15th (1:43.07) in the preliminary session … Goldthorpe earned seven points for WVU in the championships and also swam the 500 free to 36th place in 4:23.57 … he becomes the first Mountaineer men’s swimmer since Michael Walker to earn Honorable Mention All-America status.
“It was just a great swim. Jared have himself an opportunity by swimming well this morning and he took advantage of that tonight. I’m very pleased and proud of how he has handled this week.” – coach Vic Riggs
This Week in Tennis
The West Virginia University tennis team will continue action on Sunday, April 3, as they play host to BIG EAST foe Rutgers in their first outdoor match of the season on the WVU Tennis Courts.
Last Week in Tennis
The Mountaineers (7-10, 3-3 BIG EAST) went 1-2 on the road last week as they fell to South Carolina State (0-7) in Orangeburg, S.C., then defeated South Carolina Upstate (6-1) in Spartanburg, S.C. WVU finished the week in Richmond, Va., where it fell 0-7 to the Spiders.
Notes and Quotes
Against S.C. State, WVU’s No. 1 doubles pair of sophomore Emily Mathis and freshman Mary Chupa won, 8-6, but the Bulldogs came back to take the doubles point with wins in the No. 2 and 3 spots ... the Bulldogs continued the lead in the singles competition, winning the point in each spot ... against S.C. Upstate, the Mountaineers started the day by sweeping the doubles competition ... WVU continued the lead as it captured five of the six matches in singles ... in Richmond, Va., Chupa and Mathis captured WVU’s lone win in an 8-3 match in the No. 1 doubles spot ... the Spiders came back to capture the doubles points with wins over junior Veronica Cardenas and freshman Liv Pettersson (8-5) in the No. 2 spot, along with an 8-1 victory over freshman Anna Rodionova and junior Catie Wickline in the No. 3 spot ... Richmond continued the lead by sweeping the singles competition.
This Week in Track & Field
The West Virginia University track and field team will continue its outdoor season with the Colonial Relays hosted by William & Mary on April 1-2.
Last Week in Track & Field
The Mountaineers completed competition at the Stanford Invitational in Stanford, Calif., and the Bill Van Horne Invitational this weekend with 10 student-athletes meeting BIG EAST qualifying standards.
Notes and Quotes
Senior Chelsea Carrier led the Mountaineers with a first-place showing in the 100-meter hurdles at the Stanford Invitational …Carrier finished first with a BIG EAST qualifying time of 13.27 … freshman Chené Townsend also qualified with conference standards with a time of 14.02 in the preliminary round of the event …also at Stanford, three posted conference qualifying standards in the 1,500-meter race, including seniors Keri Bland (4:22.76) and Kaylyn Christopher (4:25.17) and sophomore Stephanie Aldea (4:33.44) … in the field events, junior Meghan Mock finished fourth in the long jump after clearing 5.70 meters, while 2010 NCAA qualifier Katelyn Williams finished in 11th in the high jump (1.71 meters) …senior April Rotilio finished fifth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 57.76, while also finishing 11th in the 200-meter dash, crossing the line in 24.38. Both marks qualify for the conference championships … at the Bill Van Horne Invitational, Terina Miller led the throwers with a first-place showing in the hammer throw … Miller took the top spot with a conference qualifying performance of 50.61 meters, while Katlyn Shelar finished second in the pole vault with a height of 3.50-meters to post a conference qualifying mark.
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