VSR: Carrier Student-Athlete of the Week


By Daniel Whitehead for WVUsports.com
April 11, 2011 03:01 PM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Senior Chelsea Carrier has been named WVU Student-Athlete of the Week for her efforts at the Texas Relays in Austin on April 6-7.

The Buckhannon, W.Va., native broke two school records on her way to placing first in the heptathlon. Carrier took the top spot with 5,927 total points after finishing first in the 100-meter hurdles (13.04), the 200-meter dash (23.64) and the long jump (6.22 meter), while also placing third in the high jump (1.73 meters), fourth in the 800-meter run (2:18.92) seventh in the shot put (11.75) and 12th in the javelin (31.24 meters).

Carrier broke two previous records from WVU great Pat Itanyi, including the school record in the heptathlon and the 100-meter hurdles. The finish marks the top performance in the event so far this season.


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
Week 13: Kaylyn Millick, So., Gymnastics
Week 14: Chelsea Carrier, Sr., Track & Field


This Week in Baseball
The WVU baseball team will take a break from BIG EAST action and take on William & Mary on Tuesday, April 12, at 7 p.m. in Williamsburg, Va. … WVU will then travel to South Bend, Ind., for a three-game series against conference foe Notre Dame from April 15-17 … Friday’s game start at 7 p.m., and will be broadcasted on ESPNU, while Saturday’s game will begin at 4:05 p.m., with Sunday’s finale beginning at 1:05 p.m.

Last Week in Baseball
The squad went 3-1 last week, losing to Maryland on Tuesday, 10-6, but coming back and sweeping Georgetown in a weekend series … West Virginia took Friday’s game 4-3, Saturday’s game 4-0 and Sunday’s game 6-4.

Notes and Quotes
The weekend was filled with excellent pitching that was led by freshman lefty Harrison Musgrave, who pitched a complete game shutout on Saturday afternoon … Musgrave allowed just three hits, while striking out two in nine innings of work … redshirt freshman lefty Marshall Thompson went 7.2 innings the previous day, allowing three runs on four hits and striking out ten … senior right-hander Andy Berry pitched for six innings and allowed three earned runs on seven hits … reliever Josh McCauley pitched three innings in relief of Berry, allowing only two hits … at the plate, sophomore Matt Malloy went 3-for-4 on Sunday against Georgetown with one run and one RBI … redshirt senior Grant Buckner finished the week 5-for-16 with one run, two doubles and three RBIs … DiBartolomeo’s home run was his fifth of the season and turned out to be the game-winning runs on Sunday.

“This was huge. Georgetown came out today and really played hard. They were hungry and had a lot of energy. To beat the same team three times, especially when they’re a good ball club, is very difficult.” – coach Greg Van Zant

This Week in Rowing
The West Virginia University rowing team will continue racing on Friday, April 22, as it travels to Washington, D.C., to compete against George Washington and Georgetown on the Potomac River.

Last Week in Rowing
WVU concluded the Knecht Cup Regatta in Camden, N.J., on Sunday, with two boats racing in the Grand Finals and one boat racing in the Petite Finals.

Notes and Quotes
WVU had three boats race in the Novice 4+ event, in which WVU’s newly teamed-up ‘A’ boat let the Mountaineers with a gold-medal finish in the Grand Finals with a time of 8:21.49 ... WVU’s ‘B’ and ‘C’ boats placed third and fourth in their respective heats, which kept them from qualifying for the Semi-finals ... the Varsity 8+ boat crossed the line in 7:02.74 in the Grand Finals, for a fifth-place finish out of 28 crews ... the Second Varsity 8+ boat came in fourth place in the Petite Finals, with a time of 7:31.55, behind Rutgers, Drexel and Kansas’ ‘A’ boat ... the Mountaineers had two boats compete in the Varsity 4+ event, in which WVU’s ‘A’ boat placed sixth (8:49.22) in Heat one and the ‘B’ boat finished fourth (8:54.60) in Heat five.

This Week in Tennis
The West Virginia University tennis team (8-12, 4-5 BIG EAST) will conclude their regular season on April 28-30, as they travel to South Bend, Ind., to compete at the 2011 BIG EAST Championships.

Last Week in Tennis
The Mountaineers fell to BIG EAST foe Marquette on Saturday in a 2-5 match, then defeated BIG EAST foe Connecticut, 5-2, on Sunday in Hartford, Conn.

Notes and Quotes
Against Marquette, the Mountaineers were up by three points in the No. 1 and 3 spots, but the Golden Eagles came back to sweep the matches and capture the doubles point ... in singles, Mathis and Chupa captured the only points for the Mountaineers in the No. 1 and 2 spots ... the Golden Eagles clinched the match with four wins in the singles competition ... Against UCONN, the Mountaineers started the day by sweeping the doubles competition ... the Huskies captured two points in singles, in the No. 1 and 6 spots .... WVU captured the remaining matches in the No. 2-5 spots.

This Week in Track & Field
The West Virginia University track and field team continues action this weekend at the UNC Fast Times on Saturday, April 16.

Last Week in Track & Field
Senior Chelsea Carrier led the Mountaineers with two school records and first-place finish in the heptathlon at the Texas Relays in Austin on Thursday, April 7 … the Buckhannon, W.Va., native took the top spot with 5,927 total points after finishing first in the 100-meter hurdles (13.04), the 200-meter dash (23.64) and the long jump (6.22 meter), while also placing third in the high jump (1.73 meters), fourth in the 800-meter run (2:18.92), seventh in the shot put (11.75) and 12th in the javelin (31.24 meters) … Carrier broke two previous records from WVU great Pat Itanyi, including the school record in the heptathlon and the 100-meter hurdles.

Notes and Quotes
Senior Katelyn Williams also had a good showing in the heptathlon at the Texas Relays, coming in 19th with a personal-best performance of 4,699 total points, while freshman Chené Townsend posted a lifetime-best performance in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 13.72 … junior Terina Miller led WVU at the Bennie Benson Invitational with a first-place finish in the hammer throw after posting a BIG EAST qualifying distance of 50.60 meters … sophomores Heather Adams and Brittany Thomas also posted personal-best showings as they followed in third (41.29 meters) and fourth (40.22 meters), respectively … in the discus, Adams and senior Brittany Fink posted conference qualifying performances, as Adams finished in third (41.22 meters) and Fink finished in fourth (40.89 meters) … in the pole vault, freshman Katlyn Shelar finished in first after clearing a BIG EAST qualifying height of 3.45 meters.



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