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A total of 710 student-athletes from 187 institutions were recognized for earning U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic distinctions for their performances both in the classroom and in competition.
The six West Virginia student-athletes honored were Sarah Anne-Brault, Sydney Cummings, Jordan Hamric, Sarah Martinelli, Aubrey Moskal and Kelly Williams.
Both Williams and Moskal maintained a 4.0 cumulative grade point average, while majoring in journalism and biology, respectively. Hamric and Martinelli maintained a 3.82 and 3.72 GPA, respectively, with each majoring in exercise physiology. Brault held a 3.92 GPA, majoring in finance/economics, and Cummings posted a 3.32 GPA in child development.
Brault, Cummings, Hamric, Martinelli and Moskal all competed in the preliminary round of the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Greensboro, N.C. Hamric qualified for the finals and competed in the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Ore.
Williams finished No. 17 overall in the 1,500-meter run of the preliminary round of the NCAA Indoor Championships.
The WVU marching band is planning its first Big 12 Conference road trip this football season and looking for financial support.
WVU alumni and friends are once again being asked to help the band travel this fall, including a trip to Norman, Okla., for the first away football game of the season Sept. 7 when the Mountaineers battle the Sooners.
The Pride Travel Fund, established by the WVU Foundation in 2007, is accepting donations to help defray 2013 travel costs for the Pride of West Virginia. Along with the Oklahoma trip, the band is planning to travel to Baltimore on Sept. 21 when the Mountaineers take on the University of Maryland at M&T Bank Stadium, home of the Baltimore Ravens.
“This is going to be an exciting season for the Pride,” said Jay Drury, the band’s director. “We’re really looking forward to making these trips to support our football team, and serving as ambassadors for our university, community and the state of West Virginia. But as in past years, we again are relying on private support to help us.”
Anyone interested in contributing to The Pride Travel Fund may do so by contacting the WVU Foundation (304-284-4000) or www.pridetravelfund.com.
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