VSR: Schrand Student-Athlete of the Week


By Daniel Whitehead for WVUsports.com
May 02, 2011 03:32 PM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Freshman Courtney Schrand has been named WVU Student-Athlete of the Week for her efforts in the Varsity 8+ event at the 2011 BIG EAST Rowing Championships in West Windsor, N.J., last weekend.

The Virginia Beach, Va., native was honored as a first team all-BIG EAST winner at Sunday’s regatta, which was her first appearance at a BIG EAST Championship.

The crew started the day with a third-place finish in heat two of the first Varsity 8+ race, finishing with a time of 7:03.72. The Mountaineers pushed ahead of Connecticut (7:06.31) to earn a spot in the grand finals, where they finished in sixth place in 7:01.94.


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
Week 15: Grant Buckner, r-Sr., Baseball
Week 16: Chelsea Carrier, Sr., Track & Field
Week 17: Courtney Schrand, Fr., Rowing


This Week in Baseball
The WVU baseball team will play host to Cincinnati in a three-game BIG EAST series at Hawley Field … the teams will play a doubleheader on Saturday beginning at 2 p.m. and will finish the series with a 1 p.m. start time on Sunday.

Last Week in Baseball
The squad went 1-2 last week, falling to Villanova by scores of 5-1 and 7-2 in the series’ first two games … the Mountaineers were able to salvage the series, winning game three 4-2.

Notes and Quotes
Redshirt senior Grant Buckner continued his hot streak, going 5-for-10 last weekend with a run scored, a double and one RBI … Buckner has now reached base in 36 consecutive games, the most in the BIG EAST … redshirt freshman T.J. Kuban made one start, but played in all three games recording a 4-for-6 performance with one RBI … freshman righty Ryan Tezak earned Sunday’s win, allowing one hit in 1.2 innings of work and striking out two.

This Week in Rowing
The West Virginia University rowing team will conclude its fall season on May 13-14, as it travels to Philadelphia, Pa., to compete at the Dad Vail Regatta on the Schuylkill River.

Last Week in Rowing
The Mountaineers completed their run at the BIG EAST Championship in West Windsor, N.J., with 54 points for a seventh-place finish.

Notes and Quotes
The Varsity 8+boat started the day with a third-place finish in heat two of the first Varsity 8+ race ... the boat earned a spot in the Grand Finals, where it finished in sixth place in 7:01.94 ... the Second Varsity 8+ boat finished fourth in heat two, with a time of 7:36.11, but fell behind Villanova in the Petite Finals for a second-place finish ... WVU’s Third Varsity 8+ boat fell short in qualifying for the finals, as it finished fourth with a time of 8:29.74 ... the Varsity 4+ crew finished third in heat one of the preliminaries, with a time of 8:33.64 ... the crew crossed the line in 8:12.76, for a sixth-place finish in the Grand Finals ... the Second Varsity 4+ boat of Anna-Claire Bowers, Megan Neckelmann, Mollie Rosen, Kari Roskowinski and coxswain Sarah Cartwright led the Mountaineers, winning a bronze medal in the Grand Finals, with a time of 8:22.32.

This Week in Tennis
The West Virginia University tennis team’s season is complete.

Last Week in Tennis
The Mountaineers finished their spring season after falling, 2-4, to No. 10-seed St. John’s at the 2011 BIG EAST Championships in South Bend, Ind.

Notes and Quotes
WVU concluded its spring season with an overall record of 8-14, going 4-7 in BIG EAST action after falling to Rutgers and St. John’s in the tournament ... the Mountaineers began the match by capturing the doubles point, winning, 8-2, in the No. 1 spot and clinching the point with an 8-0 victory in the No. 3 spot ... St. John’s came back to tie the match in the No. 1 spot with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over freshman Melis Tanik, but freshman Mary Chupa regained the lead with a 7-6(3), 6-0 victory in the No. 3 spot ... the Red Storm tied the match for a second time with a 7-6(10), 6-3 victory over freshman Anna Rodionova in the No. 6 spot ... St. John’s clinched the match after winning two consecutive tiebreakers over sophomore Emily Mathis (4-6, 6-2, 5-7) in the No. 2 spot and junior Veronica Cardenas (6-3, 1-6, 3-6) in the No. 4 spot.

This Week in Track & Field
The West Virginia University track and field team is set to travel to Villanova on Friday for the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships … held at Jumbo Elliott Track, the event will take place on May 6-8, starting with the heptathlon on Friday.

Last Week in Track & Field
In preparation for the conference championships, the Mountaineers saw excellent performances at the Penn Relays, as well as the Ashland Alumni Open.

Notes and Quotes
Junior Meghan Mock led WVU at the Penn Relays with a first-place showing in the Eastern division of the women’s long jump … Mock took the top spot with a personal-best distance of 6.17 meters, which qualifies her for the BIG EAST Championships and places her third on WVU’s all-time record list for the event … also competing last week, junior Terina Miller posted a personal-best performance in the hammer throw at the Ashland Alumni Open after throwing 52.60 meters, good for fifth place.



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