Sample Named Athlete of the Week
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - West Virginia University volleyball sophomore Brittany Sample has been named the Varsity Sports Report Athlete of the Week.
Sample totaled 80 assists in seven sets this week for an 11.43 assists per set average. Sample had 40 assists, nine digs and two blocks against Oklahoma on Wednesday night. The Lewisville, Texas, native followed that performance up with 40 assists and eight digs in a three-set sweep of Buffalo in the season finale on Saturday.
Sample finished the season with 1,149 assists and played in every set of every match this season.
WVU Athletes of the Week
Week 1: Kelsie Maloney, Women’s Soccer
Week 2: Brittany Sample, Volleyball
Week 3: Andy Bevin, Men’s Soccer
Week 4: Jordan Anderson, Volleyball
Week 5: Frances Silva, Women’s Soccer
Week 6: Kate Schwindel, Women’s Soccer
Week 7: Karen Verwey, Women’s Rowing
Week 8: Haily VandePoel, Women’s Swimming & Diving
Week 9: Kelly Williams, Women’s Cross Country
Week 10: Bryce Bohman, Men’s Swimming & Diving
Week 11: Sarah Martinelli, Women’s Cross Country
Week 12: Sara Keane, Women’s Soccer
Week 13: Sara Keane, Women’s Soccer
Week 14: Jakob “Bubba” Scheffel, Wrestling
Week 15: Brittany Sample, Volleyball
This Week in Women’s Basketball
WVU returns home for a pair of games this week, starting with Coppin State on Tuesday at 7 p.m., and closing the week with Fairleigh Dickinson on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the WVU Coliseum ... coach Mike Carey is one win away from his 250th win at WVU.
Last Week in Women’s Basketball
For the second consecutive week, three Mountaineers put up scoring numbers in double figures, taking an 85-58 victory over Youngstown State, Saturday, in Youngstown, Ohio ... sophomore guard Bria Holmes recorded a 19-point performance for the second-consecutive game to lead the Mountaineers.
Notes & Quotes
West Virginia has won five-consecutive games ... the Mountaineers recorded a 50 percent clip from the field against the Penguins and have outrebounded all opponents this season ... Bria Holmes’ 19-point performance last week, pushed her into the season scoring leader role for WVU with 14.8 points per game ... the Mountaineers have had four different players lead the team in scoring this season with Asya Bussie and Holmes leading twice, and Christal Caldwell and Taylor Palmer leading one time each ... Bussie and Caldwell round out the top three scorers with 13.8 points per game each ... Bussie is also the team’s leading rebounder with 7.3 rebounds per game ... junior Crystal Leary follows Bussie’s lead on the boards with 6.3 rebounds per game.
This Week in Volleyball
The Mountaineers have concluded their 2013 season.
Last Week in Volleyball
West Virginia had a 1-1 week, as it fell to Oklahoma, 3-1, at home on Wednesday night, but then defeated Buffalo, 3-0, in the season finale on Saturday afternoon ... sophomore setter Brittany Sample had 80 assists in the two matches, totaling 1,149 assists this season ... freshman outside hitter Jordan Anderson led all players with 17 kills and just two hitting errors in the win over the Bulls ... Anderson had 396 kills in 100 sets this season for a 3.96 kills per set average.
Notes & Quotes
The Mountaineers recorded their first 20-win season since 1991 … West Virginia finished with five more Big 12 Conference wins this year compared to last.
Coach Jill Kramer: “Our improvement this year is 100 percent on the team. They are committed to pursuing excellence and our staff is committed to giving them all of the tools they need to do so. The time and effort they put into their spring and summer workouts gave us a tremendous foundation to build on. We are just getting started with this young group. I have so much faith in them and all we can accomplish together.”
This Week in Track
The Mountaineers open their 2013 season at the YSU Icebreaker at Youngstown State University this Friday, Dec 6.
Last Week in Track
WVU did not compete last week.
Notes & Quotes
A complete 2013-14 West Virginia University track and field schedule can be found on WVUSports.com later this afternoon.
This Week in Wrestling
West Virginia travels to the Hoosie Duals in Bloomington, Ind., to face off against Drexel, VMI, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Indiana and Northern Colorado ... all matches will be a dual meet format.
Last Week in Wrestling
The Mountaineers were idle last week.
Notes & Quotes
WVU finished ninth at the Navy Classic two weeks ago... senior Nathan Pennesi and sophomore Bubba Scheffel earned second-place finishes ... senior Mac Mancuso and sophomore A.J. Vizcarrondo each finished in sixth place ... The Mountaineers have already eclipsed last season’s win mark, tallying three dual victories through November.
This Week in Rifle
Select members of the No. 3-ranked Mountaineer Rifle Team will compete at the USA Shooting Winter Airgun Championships, Dec. 5-8, at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Last Week in Rifle
WVU Rifle was idle last week.
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