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Pioneers Pick Up Big Road Win at Shepherd

Men's Basketball

Donte Morales scored a game high 30 points in the Pioneers win over Shepherd

Glenville, W.Va. – Glenville State’s Donte Morales scored a game high 30 points as the Pioneers picked up a big road win on Saturday as they defeated the Shepherd University Rams, 82-76.

The Pioneers would fall behind early as Shepherd held an 11 point lead at the 15:16 minute mark of the first half, 18-7. But Glenville State would battle back and take a one point lead with 2:06 left till halftime, 34-33.

However the Rams would still lead the Pioneers at the half, 39-37.

In the second half both teams would go back and fourth. Glenville State would lead most of the second half however Shepherd would tie the game up at 70 all with just 2:30 left to play. After that tie the Pioneers would make a 6-0 run as they took a 76-70 lead with 1:19 on the clock.

The Pioneers would eventually hold off the Rams as Glenville State picked up a big road win, 82-76.

There were nine ties and 16 lead changes in the game. The Pioneers shot well from the floor as they shot 51 percent and shot 48 percent from behind the three-point line. The Rams shot 51 percent from the floor and 50 percent from behind the three-point line.

Glenville State also connected on 12 three-pointers in the game.

Donte Morales had a great game as he scored a game high 30 points for the Pioneers. Morales also grabbed seven rebounds and handed out three assists.

Sedric Nady scored 20 points and handed out a team high four assists while Brett Morris scored 12 points in the victory.

Shepherd was led by Ryan McTavish as he scored a team high 26 points.

The Pioneers (16-4, 12-2) are on a four game win streak. They will host rival Fairmont State on Monday, February 2nd tip-off is set for 7:30 pm.

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Lady Pioneers Down Lady Rams

Women's Basketball

Brittany Jackson scored 11 points in the Lady Pioneers win over Shepherd

Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State Lady Pioneers pushed their win streak to four games as they went on the road Saturday and defeated the Shepherd University Lady Rams by 11 points, 77-66.

The Lady Pioneers would find their selves down early at the 18:04 minute mark of the first half as Shepherd led Glenville State, 8-0. However the Lady Pioneers would battle back and claim a nine point lead at halftime, 39-30.

In the second half Glenville State would extend their lead to 12 points, 44-32, with 19:29 left to play.

Despite the Lady Pioneers large lead Shepherd would cut Glenville State’s lead to just one point several times however the Lady Pioneers would answer back ever time they had to as they claimed an 11 point road win, 77-66 over Shepherd.

The Lady Pioneers defense caused 20 turnovers and converted them into 24 points. Glenville State also held the advantage in the paint as they outscored the Lady Rams 28 to 22 in the paint.

Glenville State had three players score in double figures with freshman Kayla Tibbs scoring a game and career high 19 points. Keyanna Tate finished the game with a double-double as she scored 16 points and pulled down 10 rebounds, Brittany Jackson chipped in with 11 points.

Shepherd was led by Cara Mason as she scored 15 points but also had five turnovers.

Glenville State (10-8, 8-6) returns home on Monday, February 2nd when they welcome the Fairmont State University Fighting Falcons to the Waco Center. Game time is set for 5:30 pm.

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GSC Baseball Picked 12th in MEC Preseason Poll

Baseball

The Glenville State Pioneer Baseball team has been picked to finish 12th in the MEC Preseason Baseball Poll picked by league coaches

Bridgeport, W.Va. – The Glenville State Pioneer Baseball team has been picked to finish 12th in the MEC Preseason Baseball Poll picked by league coaches.

The Shepherd Rams have been picked by the baseball coaches in the Mountain East Conference to repeat as conference champions in 2015.

The Rams, the MEC regular season champions in 2014, finished with 116 points and were picked to finish first on eight ballots. Catcher Spencer Wolfe, a preseason All-America honoree, returns to the lineup after hitting .388 and slugged a team-best .624 with seven home runs. Starter Ryan Pansch went 7-4 last year with a 2.81 ERA.

West Virginia State and Concord finished in a tie for second with 107 points. The Yellow Jackets, the 2014 MEC Tournament champions, were picked first on three ballots. WVSU’s pitching staff will be led by Tyler Hall and first team All-MEC reliever Josh Falbo. The Mountain Lions, who were picked to finish first on one ballot, returns second baseman Jerrod Groves, a second team All-MEC honoree last year, and will be led on the hill by Chris Kelly who went 8-2 with a 3.21 ERA in 2014.

Notre Dame was picked fourth with 87 points, followed by West Liberty (76), Urbana (75) and Charleston (60). Wheeling Jesuit was selected to finish eighth with 47 points, and West Virginia Wesleyan (36), UVa-Wise (32), Fairmont State (26) and Glenville State (14) completed the poll.

The Pioneers open up the season on Saturday, February 7th at Barton College.

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GSC Spirit Song Contest Accepting Entries

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  January 30, 2015

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GLENVILLE, WV – A contest is underway at Glenville State College to provide lyrics for a new school spirit song. Two GSC students, Robbie Mann and Josh Pitcock, have composed music for the song and they’re now reaching out to the current student body, alumni, and campus faculty and staff to craft the lyrics.

Interested participants can request a digital file of the melody to aid in their writing process. Entries can be sent to gsc.lyric.contest@gsc.glenville.edu and are being accepted until Sunday, February 28th.

The winner of the competition will work with an arranger to incorporate the words to music. They also will be formally recognized as the lyrical composer.

The song will be added to the repertoire of other GSC songs including the alma mater and the pep tune that is used by the marching band.

Mann and Pitcock are both involved in the GSC Bluegrass Band and other Fine Arts Department activities. Mann says he’s looking forward to seeing what people come up with through the contest. “I think it will be nice to have a new spirit song. We thought getting many different groups of people involved was the way to go. Plus, adding a new song to our lineup will be a good addition,” said Mann.

For information about music programs at Glenville State College, contact (304) 462-6340.

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Pioneers Win Big at UVa-Wise

Men's Basketball

Juwan Wells scored 10 points, grabbed nine rebounds, and handed out a team high four assists in the Pioneers road win over UVa-Wise

Glenville, W.Va. – The #24 Glenville State Pioneer basketball team outscored the UVa-Wise Cavaliers 37-21 in the first as the Pioneers cruised to a big road victory.

In the first half Glenville State would see UVa-Wise take a 5-0 lead at the 17:45 minute mark however the Pioneers would then go on a 7-3 run as they took their first lead of the game at the 14:30 minute mark, 9-8.

After that Glenville State would not look back and take a 16 point halftime lead, 37-21.

In the second half it would be all Pioneers as they rolled to an 18 point victory, 75-57.

There was one tie and three lead changes in the game all coming in the first half. The Pioneers biggest lead of the game was 26 points.

The Pioneers scored 36 points in the paint while the Cavaliers only scored 14 points in the paint. Glenville State’s bench outscored UVa-Wise bench 24 to 12.

The Pioneers had four players score in double figures with Brett Morris scoring a game high 18 points. Sedric Nady scored 14 points while Donte Morales and Juwan Wells both chipped in with 10 points each. Wells also grabbed nine rebounds and handed out a team high four assists.

Brien Winston grabbed a team high 11 rebounds and scored nine points.

UVa-Wise was led by Brian Sydnor as he scored 16 points.

The #24 Pioneers (15-4, 11-2) are on a three game win streak and travel to Shepherd University for a showdown with the Rams. Game time is set for 4:00 pm.

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Lady Pioneers Extend Win Streak

Women's Basketball

Briana Smythe scored 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds off the bench in the Lady Pioneers win over UVa-Wise

Glenville, W.Va. – Keyanna Tate scored a game high 17 points and grabbed 13 rebounds finishing with a double-double as the Lady Pioneers went on the road and defeated UVa-Wise, 63-54.

Glenville State would find themselves down early to UVa-Wise, 9-3, at the 16:17 minute mark of the first half. However the Lady Pioneers would tie the game up at 14 all at the 12:11 minute mark. Then Glenville State would take their first lead of the game at the 10:34 minute mark as they led the Lady Cavaliers, 18-17.

The Lady Pioneers would then end the first half on a 7-0 run as Glenville State led at halftime, 35-26.

The Lady Pioneers would start the second half on a 9-2 run as they took a 15 point lead over UVa-Wise, 44-29, with 13:50 left in the game.

UVa-Wise would try and make several runs throughout the second half but the Lady Pioneers would prove to be too much for the Lady Cavaliers as Glenville State won by nine, 63-54.

Glenville State shot 35 percent from the floor and 30 percent from behind the three-point line while UVa-Wise shot 29 percent from floor and only 20 percent from behind the three-point line.

The Lady Pioneers won the rebounding battle as they out-rebounded the Lady Cavaliers by seven, 53-46.

Keyanna Tate had a double-double as she scored 17 points and grabbed 13 rebounds. Briana Smythe scored 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds off the bench.

Paige Tuttle dished out a team high three assists to go along with her five points.

UVa-Wise was led by Kayla Carey as she scored 14 points and had 15 rebounds for a double-double.

The Lady Pioneers (9-8, 7-6) are on a three game winning streak and will return to the court this Saturday, January 31st when they travel to Shepherd University, tip-off is set for 2:00 pm.

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Softball Team Tabbed to Finish 11th in MEC Preseason Poll

Softball

The Glenville State Softball team has been picked to finish 11th in the MEC Preseason Poll voted by league coaches

Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State Softball team has been picked to finish 11th in the MEC Preseason Poll voted by league coaches. The Lady Pioneer enter their first season under new Head Coach Kristen Tunno.

West Virginia Wesleyan has been picked to win the 2015 softball conference title.

The Bobcats finished with 116 points and were picked to finish first on six ballots. West Virginia Wesleyan won the MEC regular season title last year and advanced to the NCAA Atlantic Region finals. WVWC returns first team All-MEC performers Megan Malenstyn, who hit .365 and drove in 45 runs last year, and Olivia Gore, who led the team with a .379 batting average and 43 runs scored.

UVa-Wise was picked to finish second with 107 points and earned five first-place votes. The Cavs picked up the conference tournament championship last year and returns team captain Alexa Hernandez who hit .328, but coach Karen Bitter’s squad will have to replace seven seniors from last year’s squad.

Fairmont State was picked third with 93 points and had the final first-place vote, and Charleston was next with 92 points. Shepherd was fifth with 70 points, followed by Concord (62), Urbana (59), West Virginia State (56) and Notre Dame (51). Wheeling Jesuit (42), Glenville State (30) and West Liberty (14) rounded out the poll.

Glenville State returns 10 players from last year’s team and has several newcomers that will have an impact this season in: Bailey Rabel, Tori Parker, and McKenzie Edmonds.

Glenville State opens the season on the road on Saturday, February 7th at Catawba.

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Free FAFSA Assistance at GSC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 26, 2015

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GLENVILLE, WV—Glenville State College Financial Aid employees are again hosting College Goal Sunday, on Sunday, February 15th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Robert F. Kidd Library. The event allows students and families to receive free, confidential support in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). GSC’s event will be one of twenty-four similar workshops held across the Mountain State.

Anyone interested in college enrollment for the 2015-2016 school year should consider attending College Goal Sunday. Graduating high school seniors, adults looking to start or return to college, and current college students should complete FAFSAs to determine the level of financial aid they may qualify for. Parents who wish to learn more or to complete the form on behalf of their student also may attend.

“Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, commonly called the FAFSA, is a critically important first step in applying for federal and state financial aid. This one document holds the key to determining eligibility for most programs,” said GSC Financial Aid Counselor Mary Jones.

To complete the FAFSA, students will need social security numbers for themselves and their parents and family income for 2014. If 2014 income information is not available, a FAFSA can be submitted using estimated information that can be corrected when the actual income information becomes available. FAFSAs must be submitted by March 1, 2015 to receive the Promise Scholarship and April 15, 2015 for the West Virginia Higher Education Grant.

Refreshments will be served and participants will be eligible for door prizes including a Samsung Galaxy Tab4 grand prize.

Additional information tables will be available to attendees including free tax help through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Also, GSC Admissions Office staff will be on hand to answer questions and give campus tours.

Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. Those who pre-register will receive e-mail updates regarding the event and other important financial aid deadlines and updates.  In addition to the College Goal Sunday event, other free FAFSA workshops are scheduled at GSC on Thursday, February 26th and Thursday, March 23rd from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. in the GSC Robert F. Kidd Library.

To learn more or pre-register for the event, visit www.cfwv.com and click on the College Goal Sunday box or e-mail financial.aid@glenville.edu. For additional information, visit the GSC Financial Aid office on the first floor of Louis Bennett Hall or contact Mary Jones or Stephany Harper at (304) 462-4103.

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GSC Literary Magazine Still Taking Submissions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 23, 2015

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Submissions are still being accepted for the 2015 edition of GSC's literary arts journal, Trillium

Submissions are still being accepted for the 2015 edition of GSC's literary arts journal, Trillium

GLENVILLE, WV – Local artists and writers still have time to submit items for the 2015 issue of the Trillium, Glenville State College’s literary arts journal. The Trillium is a collection of artwork, poetry, fiction, song lyrics, and other forms of creative expression.

“The Trillium is edited and published by GSC students and is released every Spring semester. We invite all students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the Glenville community to submit their creative work,” said GSC Associate Professor of English Jonathan Minton.

Work should be submitted electronically to trillium@glenville.edu with contact information and should include a brief biographical statement about the author or artist. Written works should be sent as Microsoft Word document attachments or as PDF files. Visual work can be sent in JPG, PNG, BMP, or GIF formats.

The deadline for submissions is Saturday, February 28th. For more information, contact Minton at Jonathan.Minton@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6322.

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‘Wear Red Day’ Luncheon Being Planned at GSC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 26, 2015

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GLENVILLE, WV – All are invited to join Glenville State College and the American Heart Association for the 12th anniversary celebration of ‘Wear Red Day.’ The GSC campus will be the site of a free ‘Wear Red Day’ Luncheon on Tuesday, February 17th at 12:00 p.m. in the Mollohan Campus Community Center Ballroom. The event will be one of many scheduled around the state and nation to raise awareness about heart disease and stroke, which kills one in three women in America.

According to American Heart Association officials, events held as part of ‘Wear Red Day’ encourage awareness of heart disease and actions to save more lives. The movement harnesses the energy, passion, and power women have to band together and collectively wipe out heart disease. It challenges them to know their risks for heart disease and to take action to reduce them. It also provides tools to help lead a heart healthy life.

Attendees of last year's 'Wear Red Day' Luncheon all decked out for the occasion

Attendees of last year's 'Wear Red Day' Luncheon all decked out for the occasion

GSC’s Campus Health Nurse and event organizer Ronda Williams is encouraging everyone, men and women, to participate by wearing red to work that day, and by attending the free luncheon. “Glenville State College is proud to be joining the American Heart Association and concerned companies and organizations across America in the fight against the number one killer of women as well as of men. Our ‘Wear Red Day’ luncheon is a chance for us to serve the local community by helping women learn about this devastating disease and what they can do to minimize their risks of heart disease,” said Williams.

Guest speakers for the luncheon will be Wesley Collins and Allison Maher from Camden Clark Medical Center in Parkersburg, West Virginia. The pair will discuss heart health, specifically focusing on tips for women. Additionally, Minnie Hamilton Health Systems employee Sarah Harper will be on hand a half hour before the luncheon and afterward to provide free blood pressure testing.

The annual GSC ‘Wear Red Day’ luncheon is free and open to the public. Advance reservations are requested to help determine food and seating arrangements.

For more information about the event or to make a reservation, contact Williams at Ronda.Williams@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6430.

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