WVU Varsity Sports Report

WVU Varsity Sports Report

Junior guard/forward Korinne Campbell has been named West Virginia University's Student-Athlete of the Week after guiding No. 17/22 WVU to a 2-0 record last week.

The Princeton, N.J., native tallied her third double-double of the season with 15 points, including three 3-pointers, and 13 rebounds in WVU's 63-59 victory against No. 22 Pitt.

In WVU's 64-57 overtime win against DePaul, Campbell hit the game-tying free throw that sent the contest into an extra session. She added 10 points and five rebounds against the Blue Demons in helping the Mountaineers record their 13th-straight victory and the best start in school history (15-1).

Special Notes of the Week

  • The West Virginia University track and field team received a No. 22 preseason ranking by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

  • The No. 1 ranked WVU rifle team will resume its season this weekend as it hosts NC State on Sunday, Jan. 17, at 8 a.m. at the WVU Rifle Range.


    This Week in Women's Basketball

    No. 17/22 WVU concludes a three-game conference home stand with a matchup against Villanova on Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m., at the WVU Coliseum … the contest will air on WVPBS … WVU then closes out the week with a rematch against Pitt on Sunday, Jan. 17, at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh, Pa. … the contest will be aired on ESPNU.

    Last Week in Women's Basketball

    The Mountaineers improved their win streak to 13 with two victories last week … WVU snapped a three-game losing streak to DePaul with a 64-57 overtime win on Saturday … WVU used a 10-2 run in the game's final six minutes to force overtime … down 53-52 junior guard/forward Korinne Campbell was fouled with 1.9 seconds left … Campbell sank the first of her two free throws, forcing overtime, and WVU outscored DePaul 11-4 in the extra period to secure the victory … five Mountaineers reached double-figures in scoring, led by Bussie's game-high 16 points … Ali had a team-high nine rebounds … junior point guard Sarah Miles added seven assists, six points, six rebounds and three steals in the contest … the game saw seven lead changes and four tied scores … last Tuesday, the Mountaineers defeated No. 22 Pitt 63-59 with clutch free throw shooting in the game's closing minutes … up three, 58-55, with 23 seconds on the clock, WVU made five free throws, including two each by Repella and Ali … neither team could retain a lead as the edge exchanged hands seven times … three Mountaineers did the bulk of the scoring for WVU, with guard Repella and forward Campbell combining for 31 points, and junior guard Miles chipping in 11 … Repella finished with 16 points in 39 minutes of play, while Campbell notched her third double-double of the season with 15 points and a game-best 13 rebounds.

    Notes and Quotes

    West Virginia's 13-game win streak is the longest since the team won 22 in a row in the 1991-92 season … WVU has also won 13 straight home contests dating back to last year, the third-most in school history.


    This Week in Gymnastics

    The No. 25-ranked WVU gymnastics team continues its season-opening road trip at East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) foe Pitt on Saturday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. at Fitzgerald Field House … Kent State will also compete at the meet.

    Last Week in Gymnastics

    The Mountaineers (1-2) opened the season at then-No. 24 Michigan State on Jan. 8 with two losses and one win … WVU scored 191.225 points and fell to the Spartans (193.925) and then-No. 11 Penn State (193.9) … the Mountaineers earned their first victory of the year over Western Michigan (189.525) … WVU finished third on vault (48.325), third on bars (47.725), fourth on beam (46.3) and second on floor (48.875) …junior Naja Johnson was the lone Mountaineer to place in the top three, as the Austell, Ga., native scored 9.85 on bars and finished first overall with no ties … Johnson and classmate Amy Bieski tied for fourth place on floor with 9.825 scores … Bieski finished fifth overall with 38.275 points … the Nanticoke, Pa., native paced the Mountaineers on vault with a seventh place, 9.75 showing … senior Kiersten Spoerke pulled through for WVU on beam with a 9.6 score, good enough for sixth place.

    Notes and Quotes

    Bieski's season-opening showing pushed her past the 1,000-point plateau, which now stands at 1,007.825 … Johnson's bars showing matches a career-high she set last season … sophomore Tina Maloney earned a career-high 9.775 on floor, the squad's second-best score … Alaska Richardson, the lone Mountaineer freshman to compete in the season opener, scored 9.675 on vault … WVU owns winning records over the Panthers (47-12-2) and the Golden Flashes (20-9) … the Mountaineers finished second in the EAGL last season with a 10-2 record.


    This Week in Rifle

    The No. 1-ranked Mountaineers open their spring season and play host to NC State on Saturday, Jan. 16, at 8 a.m. at the WVU Rifle Range … the match will play into the afternoon.

    Last Week in Rifle

    The Mountaineers did not compete last weekend.

    Notes and Quotes

    The Mountaineers (6-0, 3-0 GARC) defeated NC State twice last year … WVU earned a 4677-4493 regular-season victory and a 4639-4524 win over the Wolfpack in an NCAA qualifying match … WVU last defeated No. 2-ranked and GARC foe Kentucky, 4691-4642, on Nov. 21, 2009, at the WVU Rifle Range … team score is believed to be the highest collegiate aggregate total since the NCAA implemented a 60-shot course at the onset of the 2004-05 season … the total is 14 shots better than WVU's previous school record of 4677, set last year … with wins over the Wildcats in smallbore and air rifle, the Mountaineers remained undefeated in both disciplines … the Mountaineers are off to their best season start since 2003, when they opened the season 8-0 before finishing the year at 11-2.


    This Week in Swimming & Diving

    The West Virginia University swimming and diving teams will be training until they travel to Maryland to take part in a dual meet on Jan. 23 … the meet is schedule to start at 1 p.m.

    Last Week in Swimming & Diving

    The West Virginia University swimming and diving teams scored three wins from freshman Rachael Burnett and junior George Farquhar and two wins apiece from seniors Morgan Callaway and Kayla Andrews and freshmen Jared Goldthorpe and Robyn Matthews, in dual meet victories over BIG EAST rival Pitt on Saturday afternoon at the WVU Natatorium … the men won by a score of 154.5-145.5, while the women won 165-133.

    Notes and Quotes

    "What a day to be a Mountaineer. The teams swam with pride and heart. It was a hard-fought meet against a very strong Pitt team. We knew right after the Ohio State Invitational that Pitt would come prepared. It's a great rivalry and it felt good to win. I am especially happy for our seniors and senior women who have never beaten Pitt." - coach Vic Riggs after the Pitt meet.


    This Week in Track & Field

    The West Virginia University track and field team will return to action on Saturday, Jan. 16, with its first road trip of the season at the Penn State National Challenge.

    Last Week in Track & Field

    The Mountaineers were idle last week.

    Notes and Quotes

    The Mountaineers recieved a No. 22 preseason ranking by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association ... WVU started the 2009-10 indoor season with a good showing at the WVU Holiday Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 5, at the WVU Shell Building … six Mountaineers met BIG EAST qualifying standards, including sophomore long jumper Meghan Mock, who earned a first-place finish at 5.58-meters.


    This Week in Wrestling

    The West Virginia University wrestling team heads to Bethlehem, Pa., for a match against 11th-ranked Lehigh … the dual meet is set for Friday, Jan. 15, at Grace Hall at 7 p.m. … WVU enters the match with a 0-5 record, while Lehigh is 9-3.

    Last Week in Wrestling

    The Mountaineers fell at Michigan State, 24-9, on Jan. 9 … WVU received wins from freshman Shane Young (125), redshirt senior Donnie Jones (165) and junior Kyle Rooney (197).

    Notes and Quotes

    Young recorded his eighth win of the season over Michigan State's Eric Olanowski … Young recorded two takedowns en route to a 6-2 decision … No. 11-ranked Brandon Rader (141) fell behind 4-1 to Dan Osterman in the first … Rader scored three points in the second and two in the third, but lost 7-6 … Jones' win was his 13th of the season … he defeated Kyle Bounds, 5-3 … Jones registered two takedowns and avoided a single leg takedown for the victory … Rooney won his second dual of the year, 9-6 … he recorded a takedown and a three-point near fall in the first for an early lead … Michigan native Matt Weston (174) made his first career appearance in a dual meet … his match against MSU's Ian Hinton came down to the wire, but Weston lost due to Hinton's point for riding time.

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