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WVU roundup: 10 earn Big 12’s Lage Award

Created on:   Tue, Feb 27, 2018   8:51 PM

Last modified:   Tue, Feb 27, 2018   8:51 PM

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MORGANTOWN — Ten WVU athletes earned the Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award from the Big 12 Conference on Feb. 27. It’s the league’s highest academic honor.

Marah Bieger and Amelie Currat (both women’s swimming and diving) Alyssa Diehl (cross-country), Gianna Gotterba (volleyball), Elizabeth Gratz (rifle), Alli Magaletta (women’s soccer), Shamoya McNeil (track and field), Andrea Pettit (track/cross-country), and Abigail Rosiello and Makenzie Stolar (both tennis) were among 92 Big 12 honorees.

The award, in its eighth year, has honored a total of 580 conference athletes.

The award is in memory of Lage, who served as the Oklahoma State faculty athletics representative with the NCAA and the Big Eight/Big 12 Conference from 1983 until his death, in 2007. He was the chairman on three occasions.

Lage had been a member of the Oklahoma State family since 1966, when he joined the College of Business Administration as an assistant professor. During his tenure at OSU, he served as the director of graduate studies in the department of economics, head of the department of economics and finance, director of the OSU Center for International Trade and Development and associate dean for research and graduate programs in the college of business administration.

Honorees must letter at least once in their careers while maintaining residence at their institution for at least one academic year. The honoree, who can only be recognized once, should have 100 hours of earned credit with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.80 at the time of the nomination.

The Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award recipients will receive public recognition at the Big 12 men’s basketball championship, March 7-10, in Kansas City.


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Single-game tickets are $7 behind home plate and $6 behind the dugouts in advance of game day, and $8/$7 on game day. Groups of 20 or more can purchase tickets for $5/$3, while youth and senior tickets are $3.

Coming off their first NCAA tournament appearance in 21 years, the Mountaineers will play 23 home games at Monongalia County Ballpark.

The home slate includes games against Big 12 foes Oklahoma State (April 13-15), Kansas State (April 20-22), Texas (April 27-29) and Baylor (May 17-19), along with regional rivals Pitt (March 27), Maryland (May 1), Virginia Tech (May 9) and Marshall (May 15).

Season tickets are still available at $135 each for reserved seating in the five sections behind home plate and $110 for reserved seating behind the first and third base dugouts.