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.