Two Mountaineers Earn League Awards


Posted Jul 8, 2009


West Virginia University student-athletes Liz Repella and Alex Ruoff have been named recipients of the 2008-09 Big East Conference’s Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Awards, which recognize academic and athletic achievement as well as community service.

Repella guided WVU to an 18-15 record and a berth in the WNIT after leading the team in scoring (16.1) and rebounding (8.1) and tallied all-Big East second team accolades as a result. She was named an ESPN The Magazine all-Academic District II first team performer, a Big East Academic All Star and a member of WVU’s Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll. The exercise physiology major is also heavily involved in community service.

Ruoff graduated with a degree in history this past season and averaged 15.7 points per game for the 23-12 Mountaineers. He earned all-Big East honorable mention honors and also garnered the Big East Sportsmanship Award, the Big East Men’s Basketball Scholar Athlete of the Year and was named an ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-American First Team honoree.

The Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Awards are given to one student-athlete in each Big East sport based on academic credentials, athletic accolades or performances and volunteer service to the community. Student-athletes who attained junior academic standing and a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.00 are eligible. The winners are chosen by the Big East faculty athletic representatives.

West Virginia's football team was also honored with a 2008-09 Team Academic Excellence Award, which is given to each league team with the the highest collective grade-point average in each conference sport.

In the sport of football, West Virginia University was selected for this year’s award, currently sporting a 2.72 overall grade point average. There are 35 football players who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

This past spring, WVU had 87 football players who have achieved at least a 2.50 grade point average, and 71 who earned a 2.75 grade point average or higher. The Mountaineer football team had 53 players who made the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll with a 3.0 or higher grade point average.

Offensively, the quarterbacks achieved the highest grade point average for the spring with a 3.26 GPA, and the linebackers had the highest grade point average for the defense with a 3.03 GPA.


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