Glenville, W.Va. - Glenville State College and Glenville State Athletic Department would like to congratulate Marteney Jacobs and Tanner Collins as they are named the 2013 William and Montrose Award winners.
Marteney Jacobs is the Williams Award winner; she is a native of Philippi, West Virginia, and is the daughter of Robbie and Mindy Jacobs. She graduated from Glenville State College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology.
Marteney is a four year member of the Track and Field team and Cross Country team. Marteney holds several records at GSC. She holds the 400 Hurdles record with a time of 15.28 which she set in 2012. She also holds the Heptathlon record scoring 4255 points also set in 2012. Marteney was also a member of the 4×400 meter relay team that set a record time with 04:10.0.
The Williams Award was established in 1983 and is named for Miss Clarissa Williams, an associate professor of Physical Education at GSC. She began her career at the College in 1947 and served as cheerleader sponsor until her retirement in 1964. Williams Wing of Pickens Hall was named for her on April 27, 1974.
The Williams Award is presented each year during Homecoming to the most outstanding female athlete who has graduated in the preceding class. This yearly selection recognizes the deserving female athlete and serves as a tribute to Miss Williams who was a role model and mentor to many women in her 47 years of teaching, the last 17 of which were at GSC.
The Montrose award winner goes to Tanner Collins; he is a native of Buckhannon, West Virginia and is the son of Jim and Tammy Leggett. He graduated from GSC with a Bachelor’ Degree in Natural Resource Management/ Business Management Concentration.
Tanner is a four year starter of the GSC Pioneer Football team from 2009 to 2012 where he was the team’s punter. Tanner had an outstanding career as a punter for GSC. Tanner ranks third all-time in GSC History in Career Punting Average with a 37.8 average he set in 2012.
The Montrose Award was established in 1952 and is given each year during Homecoming to a male graduate of the preceding class who not only was an outstanding athlete but a scholar, a leader, and a person of high moral character.
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.
Montrose established himself as one of the most promising backs in Pioneer history during his freshman year. Perhaps his greatest performance came in the game against Shepherd, when he passed and ran his team to a 34 to 0 victory.
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.
Glenville State College and the Athletic Department would like to congratulate these two fine young individuals for all of their success on and off the field.