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Holiday Premium Night Scheduled at GSC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 21, 2014

For More Information:
Public Relations & Marketing Director
Glenville State College
(304) 462-6390

GLENVILLE, WV – The public is invited to Mollohan’s Restaurant at Glenville State College on Wednesday, December 10th from 4:30 until 7:00 p.m. for GSC’s Holiday Premium Night.

The menu for the dinner includes: grilled salmon with white balsamic glaze, chicken piccata, pasta station, rustic mashed potatoes, rice pilaf, citrus glazed carrots, spiced pecans, specialty salads, creamy cheese fondue, dinner rolls, and a full salad bar. Desserts will include Christmas cookies, cherry pie, red velvet cake, and hot fudge cake. Hot apple cider and eggnog will be available to round out the seasonal meal.

The costs for the special holiday dinner are $13.75 for guests, $12.75 for seniors, $12.50 for faculty & staff using flex dollars, $10.30 for students with flex dollars, and $6.50 for children under 12.

Please call ahead for reservations, which may be left on the voice mail. To make reservations or for more information, contact the GSC Dining Services Office at (304) 462-6360.

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Ally Brown Signs to Play Softball for Glenville State

Softball
Glenville State Head Softball Coach Kristen Tunno is pleased to announce that Ally Brown has chosen Glenville State College and our Lady Pioneer softball program.

Glenville, W.Va. - Glenville State Head Softball Coach Kristen Tunno is pleased to announce that Ally Brown has chosen Glenville State College and our Lady Pioneer softball program to advance both her educational and athletic career.

Ally Brown is a right handed pitcher, left handed batter that comes to us from Scott High School. “I know that Ally’s work ethic, character and personality are conducive to reaching the goals we have for our softball program here at GSC,” stated Tunno.

“She is joining us at a very special time here in Glenville. As a resident of West Virginia, she has the opportunity to help build our program which hopefully is something that she will be proud of the rest of her life,” said Tunno.

Ally has had several achievements throughout her softball career. In 9th grade she was named to the West Virginia All-State Honorable Mention Team, in 10th grade named to the West Virginia All-State Special Honorable Mention Team and in 11th grade she was named to the West Virginia All-State Second Team.

We welcome Ally and her family to our Pioneer family.  We can’t wait to have her here on campus.

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Taylor Broadwater Signs at GSC for A&T

Acrobatics & Tumbling
Taylor Broadwater from Vienna, West Virginia has signed her letter of intent at GSC for Acrobatics & Tumbling.

Glenville, W.Va. - Taylor Broadwater from Vienna, West Virginia has signed her letter of intent at GSC for Acrobatics & Tumbling.

Taylor is a level nine gymnast and has competed for Gymniks Gymnastics for more than 12 years. She has won several events and has also won several All-around State Championships.

Taylor is an outstanding student and is involved in: Student Council, A Cappella Choir, Key Club Secretary, National Honor Society, Student Leadership and Senior Women’s Club.

“Taylor brings a tremendous skill set to our program. She is an all-around talented, strong athlete who brings solid technique with her gymnastics background” says Coach King. 

“I feel A&T gives athletes an excellent opportunity to compete their skills in a forum that is exciting for the audience,” stated Broadwater.

Taylor is the second A&T athlete to sign at Glenville State.

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Whitney Wedgeworth Signs at GSC

Acrobatics & Tumbling
Whitney is the first Acrobatics & Tumbler to sign at Glenville State

Glenville, W.Va. - Glenville State welcomes Whitney Wedgeworth of McKinney, Texas to the 2015-2016 Acrobatics & Tumbling roster.

Whitney has competed eleven years for Cheer Athletics, most recently on the level five team.  She is a three time National Champion, and has competed twice at worlds bringing home a silver medal in 2010. 

Wedgeworth has three years of ballet training, one year at Beyond Belief Dance Company, and two years at Booker T Washington for the Performing and Visual Arts.  Wedgeworth also brings a background in gymnastics. 

Whitney has worked with children of all ages in private lessons and at Frisco Dance Force as a tumbling, gymnastics and acrobatics technique teacher. 

“Whitney brings a lot of variety to our program.  She is a strong tumbler while also having elite skills as a top.  She will be an asset in our tumbling, toss, and acro events.” says Coach King. 

“I’m excited about starting something new and making history through this sport and program.  I’m thankful for the opportunity to do what I love at the college level!” stated Whitney.

Whitney is the first Acrobatics & Tumbler to sign at Glenville State.

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Pioneers Pull Off Comeback Victory

Men's Basketball

Sedric Nady led all scores with 20 points and handed out game high seven assists in the Pioneers win over Ohio Valley

Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State men’s basketball team had five players score in double figures as they came from behind to defeat the Ohio Valley University Fighting Scots, 88-83, on Tuesday night at the Waco Center.

The Pioneers would fall behind early and struggle shooting the ball in the first half as Ohio Valley took a five point lead into halftime, 46-41.

In the second half the Pioneers would get it going as Kade Kager and Sedric Nady both got into a groove shooting the ball. Glenville State would take a one point lead, 72-71, with 5:47 left to play and never look back as the Pioneers come from behind to claim a five point victory, 88-83.

Sedric Nady led all scores with 20 points and handed out game high seven assists. Donte Morales scored 16 points and had a team high three steals while Kade Kager and Brett Morris both chipped in with 15 points each.

Also for the Pioneers Luke Campbell scored 14 points while Brien Winston scored eight points off the bench and grabbed a team high six rebounds.

Ohio Valley was led by Darryl Walker as he finished with a double double as he scored 18 points and pulled down 12 rebounds.

The Pioneers 2-1(0-0) return to action this Saturday, November 22nd as they open up Mountain East Conference play as they host Shepherd University. Gametime is set for 4:00pm. A remind for all fans to bring a non-perishable canned food item for free admission.

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Pioneers Land Seven on MEC All-Conference Football Teams

Football
Gary Henderson was named to the MEC All-Conference First Team Defense. Gray led Glenville State in tackles with 99 total tackles on the year

Glenville, W.Va. - The Glenville State Pioneers have landed seven players on the MEC All-Conference Football Teams as voted by league coaches on Tuesday afternoon.

GSC’s outstanding junior running back Rahmann Lee was named to the All-Conference First Team Offense. Lee ranked first in the MEC in All Purpose Yards with 1,639, ranked second in the MEC in Scoring with 14 total touchdowns and ranked second in Rushing with 1,120.

Lee also was ranked nationally in several categories, he ranks 14th in All Purpose in Division II, ranks 31st in the nation in scoring and ranks 34th in Division II in rushing yards.

Also for the Pioneers senior defensive end Gary Henderson was named to the MEC All-Conference First Team Defense. Gray led Glenville State in tackles with 99 total tackles on the year, which ranks him second in the MEC in Tackles. He ranked seventh in the MEC in Tackles for Loss and finished first in the MEC in sacks with 10.5 on the year.

Gray also ranks third in GSC’s History in Single Season Sacks.

The Pioneers also had two players make the MEC All-Conference Second Team Offense in wide receiver Dante Absher and offensive tackle Leon Hill.

Absher, a sophomore was the team’s leading receiver this year as he caught 57 passes for 854 yards and six touchdowns. Hill, a senior was one of the Pioneers top linemen. He has great athletic ability and provided the running backs with great running lanes he also helped provide a safe pocket for the quarterbacks.

Glenville State also had several players make the MEC Honorable Mention Team, on offense running back Tevin Drake and center Jonathan Dupree both made the team while James Johnson was named to the MEC Honorable Mention Defensive Team.

2014 All-MEC First Team 

2014 MEC Individual Awards
Offensive Player of the Year: Calvinaugh Jones (Concord)
Offensive Freshman of the Year: T.J. Smith (Concord)
Defensive Player of the Year: Justin Avery (Charleston)
Defensive Freshman of the Year: James Gupton (Shepherd
Coach of the Year: Garin Justice (Concord)
2014 All-MEC First Team 
Pos. Name School Cl. Hometown
QB Brian Novak Concord So. College Park, Md.
QB Ray Russ Notre Dame Sr. Willoughby Hills, Ohio
RB Marvin Elam Charleston So. Lawrenceville, Ga.
RB Calvinaugh Jones Concord Jr. Glen Burnie, Md.
RB Rahmann Lee Glenville State Jr. Capitol Heights, Md.
WR Fabian Guerra Fairmont State So. Miami, Fla.
WR Mitchell Shegos Notre Dame So. Fenton, Mich.
WR T.J. Smith Concord Fr. Charleston, S.C.
FB/H Shaun Workinger Concord Jr. Greensboro, N.C.
TE Ray J. Brown Notre Dame Sr. Brunswick, Ohio
OL Doniel Gambrell Notre Dame Sr. Cleveland, Ohio
OL Justin Johnson Charleston Jr. Parkersburg, W.Va.
OL Rustin Mayorga Concord Sr. San Francisco, Calif.
OL Coleman Osborne Concord So. Gretna, Va.
OL Hussam Ouri Shepherd Sr. Annapolid, Md.
OL Isaiah Shelton Shepherd Sr. Temple Hills, Md.
DL Will Greathouse Concord Sr. Gahanna, Ohio
DL Gary Henderson Glenville State Sr. St. Louis, Mo.
DL Shaneil Jenkins Shepherd Jr. District Heights, Md.
DL Demetrius Reddick Charleston Sr. Cleveland, Ohio
DL Rockford Stone Charleston Sr. Charlotte, N.C.
LB Justin Avery Charleston Sr. Charlotte, N.C.
LB Levi Barber Shepherd Sr. Alexandria, Va.
LB Zack Blair UVa-Wise So. Front Royal, Va.
LB Matt Duncan Charleston Sr. Jonesborough, Tenn.
LB Octavius Thomas Shepherd So. Myrtle Beach, S.C.
LB D’Gary Wallace Urbana Jr. Dayton, Ohio
DB Mike Carey Concord Sr. Norfolk, Va.
DB C.J. Davis Shepherd So. Hagerstown, Md.
DB Ike Gibson Charleston Sr. Hampton, Va.
DB Jeremiah Johnson Concord Fr. Baltimore, Md.
DB Torie Wagner Charleston Jr. Severn, Md.
P Griffin Yocum West Liberty Sr. Glen Dale, W.Va.
K Andy Ellington Concord So. Scott Depot, W.Va.
KR/PR Torie Wagner Charleston Jr. Severn, Md.
2014 All-MEC Second Team
QB Jeff Ziemba Shepherd So. Newark, Del.
RB Michael Anderson W.Va. Wesleyan So. Elkridge, Md.
RB Allen Cross Shepherd Jr. Elkridge, Md.
RB Jabre Lolley Shepherd So. Wilmington, Del.
WR Dante Absher Glenville State So. Sterling, Va.
WR Billy Brown Shepherd So. Gaithersburg, Md.
WR Ryan Stewart Concord Jr. Charlotte, N.C.
WR Emmanuel Smith Notre Dame Fr. Belle Glades, Fla.
WR Terrence Younger UVa-Wise Jr. Naruna, Va.
FB/H Jon Hammer Shepherd Jr. Jarrettsville, Md.
TE La’Velle Spivey Urbana Sr. Newark, Ohio
OL Chris Barfield Fairmont State Sr. Cary, N.C.
OL Dameon Hairston Shepherd Sr. Martinsville, Va.
OL Leon Hill Glenville State Jr. Olympia Fields, Ill.
OL Cody Parker Concord Sr. Union, W.Va.
OL Kyle Revis Charleston Sr. Corona, Calif.
OL Paul Smith Concord So. Roanoke, Va.
DL Derrick Bavol Notre Dame Jr. Tampa, Fla.
DL Keith Ferguson Concord Sr. Bluefield, W.Va.
DL Myles Humphrey Shepherd Fr. Upper Marlboro, Md.
DL Darnell Vickers West Liberty So. Akron, Ohio
DL Bernard Wolley Shepherd Sr. Germantown, Md.
LB Austin Dotson Concord Jr. Clintwood, Va.
LB James Gupton Shepherd Fr. Waldorf, Md.
LB Nick Ortiz Concord Jr. Manteca, Calif.
LB De’Ontre Johnson Shepherd Sr. Upper Marlboro, Md.
LB Onslow Williams Notre Dame So. Springfield, Ohio
LB Alec Wood West Liberty Sr. Wheeling, W.Va.
DB George Berry Notre Dame So. Solon, Ohio
DB David Carter Shepherd Sr. Winchester, Va.
DB Kevin Coffie W.Va. State So. Beltsville, Md.
DB Derrick Johnson Concord Jr. Pleasant Hill, Calif.
DB Marlon Oden Notre Dame Jr. Akron, Ohio
P/K Kasper Bernild W.Va. Wesleyan Sr. Hvidore, Denmark
KR/PR C.J. Davis Shepherd So. Hagerstown, Md.
2014 All-MEC Honorable Mention
QB Jeremy Musselman W.Va. Wesleyan Sr. Walkersville, Md.
QB Dakota Conwell West Liberty So. Pittsburgh, Pa.
RB Tevin Drake Glenville State Jr. Brooksville, Fla.
WR Zach Schademan W.Va. Wesleyan So. Jefferson Hills, Pa.
WR Dylan Potts West Liberty Sr. Sardis, Ohio
FB/H Lukas Turley West Liberty Sr. Aliquippa, Pa.
TE Dalton Brindo Concord So. Elizabeth, W.Va.
OL Josh Cottle Concord Jr. Beckley, W.Va.
OL Jonathan Dupree Glenville State Jr. Lake City, Fla.
OL Ricardo Figueroa W.Va. State Sr. Bakersfield, Calif.
OL Jeremy Glass Notre Dame Jr. Louisville, Ky.
OL Randy Kumah UVa-Wise So. Woodbridge, Va.
OL Jake Turley West Liberty Jr. Aliquippa, Pa.
DL Silas Agyemang Concord Sr. Alexandria, Va.
DL Jalon Avent Notre Dame So. Akron, Ohio
DL Wenly Beliard W.Va. State Sr. Miama, Fla.
DL Darryl Johnson Concord So. Port Deposit, Md.
DL Ervin Moore Concord Jr. Lancaster, S.C.
DL Tucker Shaffer Charleston Sr. Glibert, Ariz.
LB Kevin Chapple Urbana So. Columbus, Ohio
LB Dennis Gardeck W.Va. State Fr. Crystal Lake, Ill.
LB James Johnson Glenville State Jr. Annandale, Va.
LB Marcus Porter Fairmont State Fr. Accokeek, Md.
DB Mishawn Cummings Concord Sr. San Jose, Calif.
DB D’Andre Muhammad West Liberty Jr. Stockbridge, Ga.
DB Jeff Parker UVa-Wise  So. Dumfries, Va.
DB Marco Richetti West Liberty Sr. Martins Ferry, Ohio
DB Miles Young West Liberty So. Rochester, N.Y.
P Trent Martin UVa-Wise So. Virginia Beach, Va.
KR/PR Emmanuel Smith Notre Dame Fr. Belle Glades, Fla.
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Tree Lighting Ceremony at GSC is December 1st

For Immediate Release: November 7, 2014

For More Information:
Glenville State College
Public Relations Department
(304) 462-4115

Last year's tree lighting had several 'little helpers' and Santa

Last year's tree lighting had several 'little helpers' and Santa

GLENVILLE, WV – Glenville State College President Dr. Peter Barr and his wife Betsy invite GSC faculty, staff, students, and local residents to kick off the holiday season with the ninth annual GSC Tree Lighting Ceremony to take place on Monday, December 1st at 4:30 p.m. in the Luanna T. Smith Amphitheatre. Festivities will continue at 5:00 p.m. on the third floor of the Mollohan Campus Community Center with Santa and Mrs. Claus who will pose for pictures with the kids. Light refreshments also will be served.

“My wife Betsy started this tradition when we came to Glenville in 2006. It has been exciting to see more and more kids each year at the tree lighting. We love to see the kids in the community grow up and lose their fear of telling Santa Claus their biggest wishes,” said Dr. Barr.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the GSC President’s Office at (304) 462-4110.

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Pioneers Suffer One Point Loss to Slippery Rock

Men's Basketball

GSC’s Donte Morales scored a game high 26 points and grabbed a team high six rebounds in the loss to Slippery Rock

Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State men’s basketball team suffered a tough one point loss to Slippery Rock University in the final game of the MEC/PSAC Tip-Off Challenge.

In the first half of action the Pioneers and Slippery Rock would battle back and fourth with several lead changes however the Pioneers would take a one point lead into halftime, 30-29.

In the second half both teams would be neck and neck and it would go all the way down to the last possession. Slippery Rock would have a one point lead 63-62 but the Pioneers would have the ball with 30 seconds left to go.

Glenville State would call a timeout to set up a play. Donte Morales would get a good look but it would come up short. The Pioneers would have another chance at tip-in but it would not go down as Glenville State fell by one point to Slippery Rock, 63-62.

GSC’s Donte Morales scored a game high 26 points and grabbed a team high six rebounds. Also for the Pioneers newcomer Luke Campbell scored eight points while Sedric Nady and Kade Kager both chipped in with seven points each.

Slippery Rock was led by Antonio Butler as he had a double double with 16 points and 10 rebounds.

The Pioneers are 1-1 (0-0) on the season. Glenville State returns to action Tuesday, November 18th when Ohio Valley travels to Glenville. Tip-off is set for 7 pm.

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Pioneers Beat WV State in Final Game of the Season

Football

GSC running back Tevin Drake led the rushing attack as he rushed for 179 yards on 21 carries and two touchdowns.

Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State Pioneer football team defeated the West Virginia State Yellow Jackets on a chilly afternoon at Morris Stadium, 30-7.

The Pioneers would jump out to a great start as they would score 23 unanswered points. However West Virginia State would find the endzone right before halftime as Glenville State took a 23-7 lead at the half.

In the second half of action GSC would score at the 7:25 minute mark of the third quarter as Dante Roberts scored on a three yard run as the Pioneers took a, 30-7 lead as GSC would go on to defeated the Yellow Jackets by that score as the GSC defense pitched a shutout in the second half of action in the final season game of the 2014 season.

The Pioneers rushed for 199 yards as a team, they ran a total of 63 plays for 382 yards while West Virginia State ran 80 plays for just 314 total yards.

The Pioneers finished the day with two turnovers while the Yellow Jackets turned it over four times. Both teams had several penalties on the day Glenville State finished with seven penalties for 56 yards while West Virginia State had six penalties for 62 yards.

GSC running back Tevin Drake led the rushing attack as he rushed for 179 yards on 21 carries and two touchdowns. Rahmann Lee did not play in the game due to an injured ankle.

Back-up quarterback Dante Roberts throw for 183 yards a he completed 12 passes with a touchdown pass and touchdown run. Roberts’s favorite target was wideout Dante Absher as he caught five passes for 105 yards.

Gary Henderson led the Pioneers defense with 11 total tackles and a sack on the day. Freshman defensive back Earon Settles chipped in with seven tackles.

West Virginia State was led by quarterback Matt Kinnick as he went 26 for 42 for 218 yards and a touchdown.

The Pioneers finish the 2014 season with 5-6 (5-5) record.

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Pioneers Win Season Opener

Basketball

The Pioneers defeated Gannon University in their season opener, 57-51

Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State Pioneer basketball team opened up the 2014-15 season with a big victory over Gannon University, 57-51, in the first official basketball game in the brand new WACO Center.

The Pioneers would play a great first half as they took a 40-18 lead into halftime.

In the second half of action the Pioneers would really struggle scoring as Gannon outscored Glenville 33-17. Despite being outscored in the second half the Pioneers would still hold on for the exciting victory, 57-51.

GSC’s Brett Morris led all scores with 16 points and four rebounds. He also finished the night with three blocks.  Sedric Nady, Donte Morales and Luke Campbell all chipped in with nine points each.

Morales also led the Pioneers in assists with six.

Gannon was led by Girbran Smith as he scored 16 points and pulled down seven rebounds.

The Pioneers will play Slippery Rock University tomorrow Saturday, November 15th at 8:00 p.m. in the final game of the MEC/PSAC Tip-Off Challenge.

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