Scheffel Named Athlete of the Week

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  • By WVU Sports Communications
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  • November 25, 2013 11:11 AM
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Bubba Scheffel
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - West Virginia University wrestling sophomore Jakob “Bubba” Scheffel has been named the Varsity Sports Report Athlete of the Week.

Scheffel finished second at the Navy Classic in the 174-pound weight class on Saturday, Nov. 23. He won four-consecutive matches before dropping his final bout to No. 17 Turtogtokh Luvsandorj of the Citadel, 5-2. Scheffel is 14-4 on the season, with all four losses coming against ranked opponents.

With two pins in the first two rounds at the Navy Classic, Scheffel has moved into a tie for second in program history for single-season pins (11). Scott Collins owns the record at 13.

Scheffel’s second-place finish helped the Mountaineers conclude the tournament in ninth place.

WVU Athletes of the Week
Fall 2013

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
Week10: 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

This Week in Women’s Soccer
The Mountaineers have completed its 2013 season with a final record of 16-4-3 ... WVU won its fourth-consecutive conference title and its first-ever Big 12 Conference tournament title.

Last Week in Women’s Soccer
The No. 7-ranked Mountaineers fell in the second round of the NCAA Tournament against No. 4 Virginia Tech, 1-0.

Notes & Quotes
Senior Frances Silva conluded her career at WVU fourth in program history in points (98) and goals (38) ... Silva set the single-season assist record with 13 this season ... senior Sara Keane made eight saves through two rounds of play in NCAA Tournament.

Coach Nikki Izzo-Brown: “The character the players displayed, and who stepped up as leaders, is what we will build off of and go forward with. This team dealt with a lot this year, and I’m very proud of them. I’ve been in the business for over 20 years, and this team will go down in the record book and in my heart for its resiliency.”

This Week in Volleyball
West Virginia prepares for its final two matches in the 2013 season ... the Mountaineers welcome Oklahoma to the WVU Coliseum on Wednesday, Nov. 27, at 6:30 p.m., for Senior Night, then travel to Buffalo, N.Y., on Saturday, Nov. 30, at 4:30 p.m., to face the Bulls.

Last Week in Volleyball
The Mountaineers split two Big 12 matches ... West Virginia fell to No. 1 Texas, 0-3, on Wednesday night, but bounced back against Baylor on Saturday with a 3-1 win over the Bears ... freshman Jordan Anderson recorded her 11th double-double in the win, while sophomore Brittany Sample had her eighth double-double … the win gave WVU its most wins in a single season since 1991.

Notes and Quotes
The Mountaineers are just one win shy of their first 20-win season since 1991 … Sample surpasses 1,100 assists for the season in the win over Baylor … Evyn McCoy has totaled more than 100 blocks this season.

Coach Jill Kramer: “One of the great things about being a part of this program is that it will continue to have a lot of firsts. This was our first win over Baylor since joining the Big 12. We’re always looking forward to more and more firsts.”

This Week in Cross Country
West Virginia has concluded its 2013 cross country season.

Last Week in Cross Country
West Virginia finished in 24th place at the 2013 NCAA Cross Country Championships in Terra Haute, Ind. ... senior runner Sarah Martinelli led the way for the Mountaineers, finishing in 81st place overall with a time of 21:23.2 ... sophomore runner Kelly Williams was the next Mountaineer to cross the line, coming in 96th place overall (21:29.3).

Notes & Quotes
Martinelli, Williams and freshman Jillian Forsey all earned Mid-Atlantic All-Region honors for their performances at the regional meet … Martinelli finished her career with an impressive senior campaign that included All-Big 12 and All-Mid-Atlantic Region honors … coach Cleary has now led the Mountianeers to the NCAA Championships in six of his seven seasons has head coach.

Coach Sean Cleary:
“We are thrilled with the way this season ended up. We were the runner up at the Big 12 Championships, qualified for nationals and now a final national ranking of 24th. This group has maximized their potential throughout the championship portion of our season.”

This Week in Wrestling
West Virginia is off this week before traveling to Bloomington, Ind., the the Hoosier Duals.

Last Week in Wrestling
The Mountaineers finished ninth at the Navy Classic ... Senior Nathan Pennesi and sophomore Bubba Scheffel earned second-place finishes.

Notes & Quotes
Pennesi won three matches before losing his first bout of the season, 16-4, against No. 2 Tyler Graff of Wisconsin ... Scheffel won his first two matches by fall, tying him for second in program history for single-season pins at 11 ... Scheffel finished second, losing to No. 17 Turtogtokh Luvsandorj of the Citadel, 5-2 ... senior Mac Mancuso earned a sixth-place finish with a 2-1 record in the bracket ... sophomore A.J. Vizcarrondo placed sixth in the heavyweight class ... lost in a two overtime bout to Navy’s Colynn Cook in the fifth-place bout.
Coach Craig Turnbull: “Overall we gained a lot of value with a strong tournament. We got a lot of matches in for a lot of guys, which brings excitement back in the room. We look forward to recovering over Thanksgiving heading into the Hoosier Duals.”

This Week in Women’s Basketball
WVU takes to the road for a 4:35 p.m., game at Youngstown State on Saturday, Nov. 30 at the Beeghly Center in Youngstown, Ohio.

Last Week in Women’s Basketball
Three Mountaineers recorded scoring numbers in double figures, as the West Virginia women’s basketball team defeated Virginia, 68-58, Sunday evening at the WVU Coliseum ... the win is the fourth consecutive for WVU.

Notes & Quotes
In the last outing, Asya Bussie, who was sidelined with early foul trouble for 18 minutes of the opening half, scored 12-of-14 points in the closing half, along with pulling down 10 rebounds for her first double-double of the season ... sophomore guard Bria Holmes led all players with a career-best 19 points against Virginia ... she closed out the game with five threes on 7-of-12 shooting ... Bussie, Holmes and Christal Caldwell are WVU’s top three scorers this season with 16.2 ppg, 14.0 ppg and 13.2 ppg, respectively ... the Mountaineers have outrebounded all opponents this season ... junior Crystal Leary pulled down a career-best 12 rebounds last game, helping WVU to the rebounding advantage ... WVU is 4-1 this season with its only loss to Ohio State in the season opener.

This Week in Swimming & Diving
The Mountaineers are off this week … their next competition is the Orange Bowl Swim Classic in Key Largo, Fla., on Jan. 2.

Last Week in Swimming &  Diving
WVU competed in the Mizzou Invitational from Nov. 21-23, at the Missouri Aquatic Center in Columbia, Mo. … in the final standings, the women’s team finished sixth of 12 teams with 313.5 points, while the men’s team finished third of six programs with 672 points.

Notes & Quotes
Senior Bryce Bohman set a new school record, and current top-national time, with his win in the 100 back ... the 46.40 mark broke the school record by over one second and the 2013 national mark by 0.7 seconds … for the men’s 200 medley relay, the “A” team of Bohman, junior Christopher Brill, junior Julien Vialette and junior Tim Squires placed third with a season-best time of 1:27.97 … both of the male divers qualified for finals on the 3-meter, with sophomore Keith Carmichael placing fifth overall (296.00) and senior Liam McLaughlin placing seventh overall (275.90) … in the men’s 200 free relay, the “A” team of junior Tim Squires, junior Julien Vialette, Bohman and sophomore Ross Glegg won with a time of 1:19.50 … in the 100 fly, junior Julie Ogden finished second with a time of 53.67 … on the 3-meter, junior Haily VandePoel made finals, finishing fifth with a score of 289.75… the women’s “A” team of junior Courtney Miller, junior Jenelle Zee, Ogden and Parenti finished sixth (3:43.12).

Swimming Coach Vic Riggs: “It was one of our best mid-season invites. We had many swims that were at or better than the level of our conference swims last year. We had solid swims across the board and several lifetime best times this weekend, which is great at this time of the year.”