MORGANTOWN — The WVU athletics department named the first 49 members of the Mountaineer Legends Society for Olympic Sports.
They will join the 22 men’s and women’s basketball members introduced in September 2017 and the 41 football legends introduced in July 2016.
The 49 will be displayed at the Coliseum Gold Gate. They are:
- Baseball: Chris Enochs, coach Steve Harrick, Jim Heise, Bill Marovic and coach Dale Ramsburg.
- Boxing: Ashby Dickerson and Sam Littlepage.
- Golf: Coach Charles Hockenberry, Mike Krak and coach Ira Rodgers.
- Men’s cross-country and track and field: Jack Carter, Garnet Edwards, Carl Hatfield, James Jett, Mike Mosser, coach Dr. Martin Pushkin, coach Stan Romanoski and coach Art Smith.
- Men’s gymnastics: Coach Bill Bonsall.
- Men’s soccer: Jon Capon.
- Men’s swimming and diving: Coach Kevin Gilson and John Havlik.
- Men’s tennis: Joby Foley.
- Rifle: Mike Anti, coach Dr. Ed Etzel, David Johnson, Bruce Meredith, Ann-Marie Pfiffner, Web Wright and Jack Writer.
- Women’s cross-country and track and field: Connie Ellerbe, Pat Itanyi, Megan Metcalfe, coach Dr. Martin Pushkin, Kristin Quackenbush and Charity Wachera.
- Women’s gymnastics: Coach Linda Burdette-Good, Kristin Quackenbush and Shari Retton.
- Women’s soccer: Chrissie Abbott and Katie Barnes.
- Women’s swimming and diving: Coach Kevin Gilson and Kim Kaufman.
- Women’s tennis: Jo Marie (Cinco) Bohn.
- Wrestling: Dominic Black, Scott Collins, Lewis Guidi, coach Steve Harrick and Dean Morrison.
Specific criteria for Legends Society status were established for all 18 current varsity sports, along with former sports, so that each program can recognize its great student-athletes.
The program replaced the retirement of a jersey honor, which had served as the second form of recognition after the Hall of Fame. The ultimate honor for greatness is still to have a number retired. Only three numbers in football and two in men’s basketball have been retired.
WVU will host Missouri on Dec. 2 as part of the Big 12/SEC Challenge.
The Tigers went 24-8 overall and 11-5 in league action to finish third in the SEC. They made their third straight NCAA tournament appearance.
Game time and coverage will be announced.