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2012 Montrose and Williams Award Winners

Trae Sprague and Krystle Bailey sre the 2012 Montrose and Williams Award Winners

Glenville, WV – Glenville State College’s Director of Athletics Janet Bailey and the Athletic Department would like to announce the 2012 Montrose and Williams Award winners are Krystle Bailey and Trae Sprague.

Krystle Bailey is the recipient of the Clarissa Williams Award; she is the daughter of Tom Bailey and Debbie Willis. Bailey is a native of Ripley, West Virginia where she attended Ripley High School. After high school she attended Glenville State College where she was a member of the GSC Cross Country and Track & Field teams. As a member of the team she competed in the Regional Cross Country Championship in 2011. In 2011 she won the WVIAC Senior Scholar Athlete Award. She was also an active member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, SIFE, and the Student Athlete Advisory Committee.

The Williams Award is given each year during Homecoming to a female graduate of the preceding class who not only was an outstanding athlete but also a scholar, a leader, and a person of high moral character.

This award was established in 1983 and is named for Miss Clarissa Williams, an Associate Professor of Physical Education at GSC who began her career at the college in 1947 and served as cheerleader sponsor until her retirement in 1964.

Trae Sprague is the recipient of the Frank Montrose Award; he is the son of Jamie and Kay Sprague from Parkersburg, West Virginia. Sprague was a 2007 graduate of Parkersburg High School. After high school Sprague went to Glenville State College where he earned his degree in Physical Education while also being a member of the golf team and the inaugural baseball club at GSC. Sprague spent two years as a captain of the golf team and also received the CFWV Senior Scholar Athlete Award in 2012. After graduating in 2012 Sprague obtained a job as an Admissions Counselor at Glenville State where he is still employed today.

Established in 1952, this award is named for Frank Montrose who came to Glenville in the fall of 1939 from Richwood High School where he had established himself as a grid great under the guidance of former Pioneer Coach ‘Babe’ Jones. Shortly before final examinations in the spring of his freshman year, Frank went blind. A month later, on June 21, 1940, the 21 year old Montrose died in a Baltimore hospital, a victim of nephritis.

The 2012 Clarissa Williams and Frank Montrose Awards will be presented to Bailey and Sprague during 1:00p.m. pre-game festivities at the Pioneer Homecoming game with the University of Charleston.  The afternoon kickoff of the game is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 27th at Morris Stadium.

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