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New Mountaineer mascot named

Created on:   Tue, Feb 27, 2018   8:05 AM

Last modified:   Tue, Feb 27, 2018   8:05 AM

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WVU senior and member of the Honors College Trevor Kiess was announced as the next Mountaineer Mascot at Saturday night’s men’s basketball game vs. Iowa State.

Prior to being named the new Mountaineer mascot, Kiess had the opportunity to wear the buckskins and carry the musket as the alternate to WVU’s current mascot Troy Clemons.

“Serving as the alternate Mountaineer Mascot has been an amazing experience over the past year, but to be chosen as the next Mascot is the greatest honor of my life. I will strive every day to serve our state and our university in a way that makes all Mountaineers proud,” Kiess said. “I can’t wait to represent Mountaineer Nation, and I look forward to showing the entire country what it means to be a West Virginian.”

Kiess was selected by a committee of faculty, staff and students based on an application, essay, interview and a cheer-off competition held Feb. 12 during the men’s basket-
ball game vs. Texas Christian University.