Bohman Named Athlete of the Week

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  • By WVU Sports Communications
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  • January 13, 2014 11:21 AM
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Bryce Bohman
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - West Virginia University senior swimmer Bryce Bohman has been named the Varsity Sports Report Athlete of the Week.
The Moline, Ill., native scored first-place finishes in all four events he participated in against Pitt in the “Backyard Brawl” dual meet last Saturday at the WVU Natatorium, which included three individual events and one relay. He started off his meet with a 22.44 split in the 200 yard medley relay, which propelled the team to a first-place finish. He then posted a 48.82 time in the 100 back and won the race by a margin of 1.8 seconds. He scored his second individual win of the day in the 200 back, his 1:48.69 time was 2.8 seconds better than the field. Bohman capped off his day with his third individual win in the 100 fly, posting a time of 49.19. His three individual wins on Saturday bring his season total to 12, and his relay win total now sits at 11.
WVU Athletes of the Week
Winter 2014
Week 1: Asya Bussie, Women’s Basketball
Week 2: Bryce Bohman, Swimming & Diving
This Week in Women’s Basketball
The Mountaineers take to the road as they continue Big 12 action at Iowa State on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 8 p.m. … WVU returns home for a 2 p.m. matchup with Oklahoma on Saturday, Jan. 18 at the WVU Coliseum … Saturday’s game will stream live online at WVUsports.com.
Last Week in Women’s Basketball
WVU went 1-1 in Big 12 action … the Mountaineers fell 78-62 to Baylor on Wednesday, while defeating Texas 56-49 in overtime on Sunday … WVU contained Baylor’s bench, however senior guard Odyssey Sims recorded 48 points—a Coliseum record … against Texas, WVU held the Longhorns without a field goal for the final 3:30 of regulation and the entire overtime period, while going on a 16-1 run over that time.
Notes & Quotes
The Mountaineers are 14-2 overall and 3-1 in Big 12 play … WVU has recorded at least 22 offensive rebounds in three of four Big 12 games this season … senior center Asya Bussie leads all players with 13.8 points per game, while sophomore guard Bria Holmes adds 13.6 points per game … Bussie is also WVU’s leading rebounder with 7.8 boards per game … WVU has 14 regular-season games left in the 2013-14 season, including seven at home.
Coach Mike Carey following Sunday’s overtime win over Texas: “If you shoot 26 percent from the floor, 35 percent from three and 60 percent from the foul line, you wouldn’t think you’d be standing here talking about a win. But that says a lot about our players’ determination and guts,” Carey said. “I’m proud of them, but needless to say, we need to get a lot better.”
This Week in Swimming & Diving
The teams travel to face the Horned Frogs of TCU in a dual meet on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 3 p.m.
Last Week in Swimming &  Diving
The West Virginia men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams fought hard but ultimately fell to Pitt in the annual “Backyard Brawl” dual meet Saturday at the WVU Natatorium … in the final score, Pitt won the women’s meet 179-119, while the Panthers earned a narrow win on the men’s side, 161-139.
Notes & Quotes
The men’s team won eight events, while the women’s team won six events ... In the women’s 200 medley relay, where the “A” team of sophomore Courtney Miller, juniors Jenelle Zee and Julie Ogden, and sophomore Jaimee Gillmore won the event with a time of 1:44.41 ... In the men’s 200 medley relay, the “A” team of senior Bryce Bohman, juniors Chris Brill, Julien Vialette and Tim Squires won the event with a time of 1:30.86 ... in the men’s 100 back, the team swept the top-three spots ... Bohman took the event with a time of 48.82 ... In the women’s 200 fly, the team grabbed three of the top four spots ... Ogden won the event with a time of 2:04.40, while sophomore Natalie Johnsen placed third (2:05.68) and sophomore Kelsey Frantz placed fourth (2:07.86) … in the 50 free, Gillmore took the top spot for the women with a time of 24.11. For the men, Squires won the event with a time of 20.47 ... for the divers, the women took the top-three spots on the 1-meter ... sophomre Lindsay Schmidt placed first with a score of 256.50
Coach Vic Riggs: “It was a great meet for both teams. Once again, the women exceeded my expectations and competed with a lot of heart and pride. We were just short on the men. We missed on two events and those cost us the meet. Our relays did a great job though and Andrew (Marsh) and Bryce (Bohman) definitely had outstanding days.”
This week in Wrestling
The Mountaineers take the mat against Big 12 foe No. 5 Oklahoma State on Saturday, Jan. 18, at 7:30 p.m., inside the WVU Coliseum.
Last week in Wrestling
WVU was idle last week.
Notes and Quotes
The Mountaineers are off to their best start since 2002, tallying nine wins, including upsetting then-No. 25 Indiana on Dec. 8 ... last time out, WVU defeated Lock Haven, 18-12, on Jan. 4 ... sophomore Bubba Scheffel (174) leads the Mountaineers with 24 wins and a program-record 14 pins this season ... senior Colin Johnston (141) has a team-high 24 takedowns and has posted a mark of 21-5 this year ... Johnston and freshman Dink Purnell (HWT) are one pin shy of breaking into the program’s top-10 for single season wins by fall.
This Week in Track
The Mountaineers host the WVU Invitational this Saturday, Jan. 18, at the WVU Shell Building.
Last Week in Track
West Virginia competed at the PSU Relays, but no team scoring was kept ... WVU competed in seven events, recording three top-six finishes ... senior Katlyn Shelar finished second overall in the pole vault, while the distance medley relay team also placed second.
Notes & Quotes
Shelar’s mark of 3.80 meters in the pole vault tied the third-best vault in WVU indoor program history ... Shelar recorded the fifth-best vault in indoor program history (3.75 meters) in her only her appearance of the season last month at the YSU Icebreaker ... sophomore Hannah Stone placed sixth in the high jump with a mark of 1.65 meters (5-5.00) ... Stone’s jump was just two inches off her personal-best mark of 5-07.00 set last season. 
This Week in Rifle
The No. 3-ranked Mountaineers (6-0, 4-0 GARC) will take on No. 16 NC State on Sunday, Jan. 19, at the WVU Rifle Range … the competition between the two GARC foes begins at 8am and will go into the afternoon.
Last Week in Rifle
WVU rifle was idle last week.
Notes & Quotes
Sophomore Garrett Spurgeon returns for spring semester competition leading the team in smallbore, averaging 584 … junior Maren Prediger leads the team in air rifle with a 594 average for the season … the Mountaineers are averaging an aggregate 2357 in air rifle and 2317 smallbore this season.
Coach Jon Hammond: “We’re very well rested now, and our shooters have had time to work on things. The team is ready to get back to competing and working towards the post-season.”
This Week in Gymnastics
The West Virginia University gymnastics team continues its season-opening road trip this weekend, as the Mountaineers (1-2) compete at Maryland (0-1) on Friday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m., at the Comcast Center, in College Park, Md. … the meet is the Terrapins’ home opener. 
Last Season in Gymnastics
The Mountaineers opened their 2014 season with a third place, 193.7 finish at No. 21 Kentucky, with No. 15 Penn State and Ball State, on Friday, Jan. 10 … UK won the event with a 195.0 mark, while the Nittany Lions finished second (193.975) and the Cardinals placed fourth (190.875) … WVU ended the night on a high, scoring a meet-best 48.95 on bars … freshman Alexa Goldberg anchored the event with a winning 9.925 score, the ninth-best mark in program history … a Mountaineer also won vault, as sophomore Jaida Lawrence, an All-Big 12 vaulter, tallied 9.85 with a stuck yurchenko layout full … sophomore Melissa Idell opened the team’s floor lineup with a career-best 9.8, the second-best score of the meet, and finished fifth overall … junior Lia Salzano paced the team on beam and finished fourth overall with a 9.725 score … freshman Nicolette Swoboda placed fifth in her career debut with a 38.8 score.  
Notes & Quotes
Goldberg’s bars score was the team’s best mark on the event since 2009 … senior Hope Sloanhoffer tallied 38.325, pushing her career point total to 1,407.3 … she now ranks No. 18 on the Mountaineers’ all-time career point chart … WVU opened the meet hitting six-for-six on beam … Sloanhoffer finished second on bars with a 9.85, while senior Erica Smith placed fourth with a 9.8 … WVU dropped to 6-37 all-time against PSU …the Mountaineers continue to own advantages of UK (15-7) and BSU (8-2) … WVU is 36-15-1 all-time against UMD, a former East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) foe … the Terps opened 2014 with a 194.8-192.05 loss at Central Michigan on Friday … the teams split their meetings in 2013, with WVU winning, 196.05-194.8, at the WVU Coliseum on March 15, and losing 196.175-195.775, in College Park on Feb. 17 … WVU will also compete at UMD on March 16.
This Week in Tennis
West Virginia returns to the courts after the Holiday break ... the Mountaineers host Akron on Friday, Jan. 17, at 1 p.m., at Ridgeview Racquet Club.
Last Week in Tennis
WVU was idle last week.
Notes and Quotes
The Mountaineers look to improve on last season’s 4-17 mark ... freshman Kaja Mrgole led WVU with six wins in singles play during the fall campaign ... last year’s top duo of sophomore Hailey Barrett and junior Ikttesh Chahal return as the No. 1 doubles pairing, recording a mark of 5-7 in the fall.

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