WVU roundup: Women host ‘I Belong’ game vs. Baylor

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice issued an official proclamation declaring Sunday as “I Belong” Day in the state.

The WVU women’s basketball team will host “I Belong” Day, a celebration of diversity and inclusion, when the Mountaineers take on the No. 3 Baylor Bears, on Jan. 28.

In collaboration with the office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, dozens of community and student organizations will join the Mountaineers in celebration and will have displays set up on the concourse prior to the game.

Tipoff is set for 3 p.m. at the Coliseum; the game will air on FS1.

RIFLE

The Mountaineers play host to Navy in a Great America Rifle Conference (GARC) match at 9 a.m. today, at the WVU Rifle Range. Admission is free.

WVU (11-0, 7-0 GARC) is 26-8 all-time against the Midshipmen (3-3, 2-3).

Junior Ginny Thrasher paces the Mountaineers in smallbore and air rifle with season averages of 587.4 and 597.3.

GYMNASTICS

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — After opening the season with three straight meets at the WVU Coliseum, the Mountaineers leave Morgantown for the first time this year and compete at UC Davis, with Illinois-Chicago, at 10 p.m. today.

The match will be streamed live on the UC Davis gymnastics team’s Facebook page. Links for the stream, as well as live scores, are available at WVUsports.com.

WVU (1-3) is undefeated against its opponents, owning a 2-0 mark against the Aggies (2-3, 2-1) and a 3-0 record against the Flames (2-4).

Twenty-two years have passed since the Mountaineers’ last meeting against UC Davis.

WVU is ranked in the Road to Nationals Rankings for the third straight week. Two Mountaineers are individually ranked: Junior Kirah Koshinski sits at No. 27 on vault (9.85 avg.) and senior Zaakira Muhammad ranks No. 37 in the all-around (39.1 avg.).

INDOOR TRACK

The Mountaineers are in University Park, Pa., today and Saturday to compete in the Penn State National Open.

Live results will be available through FloTrack.org.

The Mountaineers are one of 25 teams competing in the two-day meet, which also includes Penn State, Akron, Army West Point, Ashland, Binghamton, Bucknell, Buffalo, Coppin State, Duquesne, La Salle, Lebanon Valley, Maryland, Monmouth, Mount St. Mary’s, Muhlenberg, Norfolk State, Pitt-Johnstown, Richmond, Saint Joseph’s, Temple, Towson, UMBC, Vermont and Washington & Jefferson.

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