VSR: Boyd Named Athlete of the Week


By Brian Kuppelweiser for WVUsports.com
April 23, 2012 11:51 AM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (April 23, 2012) - Freshman center fielder Bobby Boyd has been named WVU Student-Athlete of the Week for his performance last week on the WVU baseball team.

The team went 3-1, defeating Akron and winning two games against Pitt, in which Boyd batted .385 (5-for-13) with five runs, one double, one homer, seven RBIs and three stolen bases.

In game three against Pitt, Boyd went 2-for-4 with a double, home run, four RBIs and one run.

WVU Athletes of the Week
Spring 2012

Week 1: Rachael Burnett, Women’s Swimming
Week 2: Hope Sloanhoffer, Gymnastics
Week 3: Christal Caldwell, Women’s Basketball
Week 4: Alaska Richardson, Gymnastics
Week 5: Asya Bussie, Women’s Basketball
Week 6: Asya Bussie, Women’s Basketball
Week 7: Rachael Burnett, Women’s Swimming
Week 8: Petra Zublasing, Rifle
Week 9: Matt Ryan, Wrestling
Week 10: Petra Zublasing, Rifle
Week 11: Rachael Burnett, Women’s Swimming
Week 12: Hope Sloanhoffer, Gymnastics
Week 13: Chelsea Carrier-Eades, Track & Field
Week 14: Matt Frazer, Baseball
Week 15: Novice Four Crew, Rowing
Week 16: Bobby Boyd, Baseball

This Week in WVU Baseball
The Mountaineers will face Coppin State in a midweek non-conference game in Hanover, Md., on Tuesday, April 24 at 1 p.m. … WVU then continues a road swing with a BIG EAST series at Seton Hall from April 27-29 … Friday’s game begins at 6 p.m., while Saturday’s and Sunday’s games each begin at 1 p.m.

Last Week in WVU Baseball
WVU finished the week with 3-1 record, including one win over Akron and two wins against Pitt … WVU defeated Akron, 17-6, on Tuesday in seven innings … the Mountaineers then returned home to face Pitt, winning game one (8-4) and game three (7-5), but falling in game two (14-5).

Notes
Sophomore first baseman Ryan McBroom has continued to be on a hot streak and batted 7-for-14 (.500) in four games with four runs, two doubles, one homer and four RBIs … while filling in during injury, junior shortstop Stu Jeck has played and went 6-for-13 (.462) with five runs and five RBIs last week … freshman centerfielder Bobby Boyd went 5-for-13 (.385) with five runs, one double, one homer, seven RBIs and three stolen bases, while sophomore left fielder Matt Frazer batted 5-for-15 (.333) with two runs, three doubles, one home run and six RBIs … in total, six regular starters batted over .300 last week.

This Week in Rowing
The Mountaineers travel to Indianapolis this weekend, where they will compete against Iowa, Notre Dame, Rutgers and Syracuse on Saturday on the Eagle Creek Reservoir.

Last Week in Rowing
West Virginia hosted a home spring race against regional rival Dayton, Saturday, on the Monongahela River in Star City.

Notes
The varsity four crew won both of its races against Dayton on Saturday … racing took place in a 1,500-meter format instead of the 2,000-meter format typically used at spring events … official margins and times were not recorded on Saturday, and line-up changes were made by both teams throughout the course of racing … the varsity eight and second varsity eight crews were run together in one flight, with Dayton’s varsity eight taking both races.

This Week in Track & Field
West Virginia splits this week for the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, Pa., and the Ashland Alumni Invitational in Ashland, Ohio … the Penn Relays run from Apr. 26-28, while the Ashland Invitational is slated for Apr. 27-28.

Last Week in Track & Field
The Mountaineers earned several top finishes and BIG EAST-qualifying times and distances for a strong weekend at the Larry Ellis Invitational in Princeton, NJ ... senior Chelsea Carrier-Eades placed first in the 100-meter hurdles in 13.53 seconds, a second-best mark in the event this season … she also performed well in the long jump with a second-place mark of 5.84 meters and the 400-meter hurdles with a fourth-place time of 58.93 seconds … sophomore Jenna Barreto paced the 800-meter field in a career-best 2:11.22, while Meghan Mock placed first in the long jump with a season-best 6.01 meter jump … senior Jessica O’Connell earned first place in the 3,000-meter run in 9:34.12, while sophomore Stormy Nesbit came in first in the triple jump at a career-best 12.51 meters … Chene Townsend had a strong weekend with a second-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles in a career-best 13.66 seconds and came in fifth place in the 100-meter dash in a career-best 11.93 seconds … Josie Crouch earned a BIG EAST-qualifying time of 2:14.04 for seventh place … Sydney Cummings placed fourth in the high jump at 1.75 meters, tying a career-best height.

Notes
Townsend’s 13.66 in the 100-meter hurdles stands as fifth-best in WVU history for the event … junior Aubrey Moskal earned a 10:38.62 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, which is also fifth-best in WVU history … Nesbit moved from third to second place on the WVU all-time best marks list for the triple jump with her 12.51-meter jump, moving ahead of Tessie Palmer’s 12.45 meters from 1991 … a total of 18 athletes have qualified for 14 events at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships in Tampa, Fla., from May 4-6 … Carrier-Eades, Kate Harrison and Mock are returning All-Americans from the 2011 outdoor season … the Mountaineers look to achieve a Top-20 national finish for a fifth consecutive year in outdoor track.



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