- Senior rower Courtney Schrand
has been named the Varsity Sports Report Athlete of the Week.
Schrand gathered her second career All-Conference USA Team award after leading the first Varsity 8+ crew to a second-place finish in the Petite Finals at the Conference USA Championship on May 17 in Oak Ridge, Tenn. The all-conference honor is her second of the season, as she was named First Team All-Big 12 on May 3 at the Big 12 Championship.
The first Varsity 8+ boat just missed on earning a lane in the Grand Final at Saturday’s championship, being edged out by Kansas State by 0.87 seconds. WVU finished in 10th place.
WVU Athletes of the Week
This Week in Baseball
West Virginia begins the 2014 Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship on Wednesday, May 21, at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City … the first game of the tournament will be against Kansas at 10 a.m. ET.
Last Week In Baseball
The Mountaineers went 0-4 last week, getting swept at Texas Tech over the weekend in a key Big 12 series.
Notes & Quotes
WVU has an overall record of 27-24 and is 9-14 in Big 12 competition … the team continues to be led by junior center fielder Bobby Boyd
, who is batting .360 with eight doubles, two triples, one home run and 23 RBIs … junior second baseman Billy Fleming
is hitting .352 with eight doubles, one triple, one home run and 27 RBIs, while senior first baseman Ryan McBroom
is batting .340 with 11 doubles, eight homers and 47 RBIs.
This Week in Track & Field
WVU is off next weekend in preparation for the first round of NCAA Championships, the NCAA East Preliminary Round, on May 29-31, in Jacksonville, Fla. ... athletes who rank among the top 48 in their respective events earn berths to the NCAA East Preliminary ... an announcement of the qualifying athletes will be made on Thursday, May 22, at 1 p.m. ET.
Last Week in Track & Field
WVU competed at the 2014 Big 12 Outdoor Championships in Lubbock, Texas … eight Mountaineers recorded top-five results, including senior Stormy Nesbit
and junior Allison Lasnicki
, who each posted multiple top-five finishes.
Notes & Quotes
Mountaineer competitors registered seven season best and four career-best marks over the three days of competition … Nesbit placed fifth in the long jump and third in the triple jump, registering season-best marks in each event … Lasnicki placed second in the 10,000 meters and fourth in the 5,000 meters … senior Sarah Martinelli
placed fourth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, while freshman Megan Yuan
followed in fifth place … sophomore Marsielle McBeam
posted a career-best jump of 1.76 meters in the high jump, placing in a tie for fourth place.
This Week in Rowing
The West Virginia University rowing team has completed its 2014 campaign.
Last Week in Rowing
The Mountaineers finished 10th at the 2014 Conference USA Championship on Melton Hill Lake in Oak Ridge, Tenn. ... senior Courtney Schrand
earned her second All-Conference USA Team honor of her career, and second all-conference award of the season.
Notes & Quotes
WVU reached the Grand Final in the Open Four+, posting a sixth-place finish with a 8:06.02 after finishing second in its opening round heat with a 7:55.31 ... the first Varsity Eight+ crew just missed on reaching the Grand Finals, finishing its morning heat in 6:49.970, 0.87 seconds behind Kansas State ... the crew crossed the line in second in the Petite Final with a 6:49.01 ... the second Varsity Eight+ crew crossed the line in fifth place with a 7:08.6 opening round ... in the Petite Final, the Mountaineers earned a fourth-place finish with a 7:06.8 ... the Varsity Four+ competed in the Petite Final, finishing in fourth place with a time of 8.09.66 ... the third Varsity Eight+ boat finished in fourth place, crossing the line in 7:22.12.
Jimmy King: “The progress we made in the past two weeks allowed our crews to put together their best racing of the season. Speed was certainly gained, and while it obviously wasn’t enough, we saw the improvements for which we’ve been striving for since the Big 12 Championship.”