WVU roundup: 275 make Big 12’s spring honor roll

MORGANTOWN — The Big 12 Conference released spring Commissioner’s Honor Roll with 275 WVU athletes making the list. The conference recognizes all student-athletes at its member institutions during each semester with a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) or higher.

Fifty-six registered a GPA of 4.0:

Baseball: Dillon Meadows and Nick Snyder.

Football: Elijah Drummond, Brendan Ferns, Adam Stilley, Logan Thimons and Sam Trapuzzano.

Golf: Philipp Matlari and Max Sear.

Gymnastics: Robyn Bernard, Jordan Gillette, Abby Kaufman, Julia Merwin and Jaquie Tun.

Rifle: Will Anti, Elizabeth Gratz, David Koenders and Ginny Thrasher.

Rowing: Cassia Busch, Micah Gibbons, Amy Hoaglund and Abbigail Rees.

Men’s soccer: Stephen Banick and Pascal Derwaritsch.

Women’s soccer: Hannah Abraham, Nadya Gill, Lizzie Mayfield, Kayla Morrison, Mara Rodriguez, Bianca St. Georges and Kayla Thompson.

Men’s swimming and diving: Caleb Keck, Austin Smith and Jake Williams.

Women’s swimming and diving: Marah Bieger, Madeline Bolin, Julia Miranda and Kayla Gagnon.

Tennis: Giovanna Caputo, Yvon Martinez and Abigail Rosiello.

Track/cross-country: Anti-gone Archer, Amy Cashin, Katherine Dowie, Jillian Forsey, Ellie Gardner, Olivia Hill, Andrea Pettit, McKenna Smith, Bree Warren and Bria Welker.

Volleyball: Gabrielle Cuckovich, Katie DeMeo and Morgan Montgomery.

Wrestling: David Smith and Joe Wheeling.

The football and cross-country/track teams led all Mountaineers athletic teams with 52 and 25 honorees, respectively, on the honor roll.

Forty-one WVU athletes graduated in May with degrees.

— Nine members of the swimming and diving teams were named Scholar All-Americans by the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA).

Senior Amelie Currat, juniors Julia Calcut and Madelyn Woods, sophomore Julia Miranda and freshman Ally VanNetta were honored for the women’s team, while juniors Drew Damich and Austin Smith and sophomores Luke Hene and Ryan Kelly earned the academic honor for the men.

All nine Mountaineers earned honorable mention.

RIFLE

Rising junior Morgan Phillips claimed two medals and shot a junior world record at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Junior World Cup, in Suhl, Germany.

Phillips opened of competition with a record-setting victory in the women’s 50-meter rifle prone, shooting 626.8 (104.2, 103.6, 104.7, 104.5, 104.9, 104.9).

Teammate Sarah Osborn, a rising sophomore, shot 615.3 (102.8, 103.3, 101.2, 102.8, 101.9, 103.3) and finished 28th.

No final was held for the women’s 50-meter prone.

Phillips earned her second medal by placing second in the women’s 50-meter 3 positions with a finals score of 455.5.

Osborn just missed qualifying for the final and finished 10th overall.

Both shot in the women’s 10-meter air rifle. Osborn placed 20th and Phillips finished 53rd.

Osborn concluded competition Wednesday with the 10-meter air rifle mixed team. She and William Shaner finished 30th.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

New season tickets are on sale now through the Mountaineer Ticket Office. Upper level season tickets are $355 in the upper sideline sections and $290 in the upper baseline sections. Sideline sections are 206-217 and 231-237 and upper baseline sections are 201-205, 218-225 and 238-240.

To order, visit WVU game.com or call 1-800-988-4263.

Single-game tickets will go on sale later.

The Mountaineers open the regular season against Buffalo, on Nov. 9.

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