FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 13, 2011
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Glenville State College
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Glenville, WV—Glenville State College will be honoring two former student athletes during Homecoming festivities on October 22nd.
Rachael Stewart a native of Hurricane, West Virginia is the 2011 recipient of the Clarissa Williams Award. After graduating from Hurricane High School, Stewart enrolled at GSC where she was a four-year member of the Cross Country and Track and Field teams. She was a member of the 2009 GSC 4×4 relay team that holds the school record. She was chosen as the team’s captain in both her junior and senior years. In 2010 she won the WVIAC Senior Scholar Athlete Award which is given annually to a student athlete from each conference school. While at GSC, Stewart was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Student Government Association. She also was a Queen candidate on the 2010 GSC Homecoming Court. Stewart graduated Cum Laude from GSC in December 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education and Health. She is currently working at GSC as an Admissions Counselor and resides in Glenville. She is the daughter of Allen and Susie Stewart of Hurricane, West Virginia.
GSC Cross Country and Track and Field Coach Cam Perry says Stewart was a cornerstone of the program. “Rachel was an important member of the female recruiting class that laid the foundation to help us recruit outside of the realm of our student body. She was always a reliable athlete and was always involved in community service. One of her major attributes was that she was always smiling and in a good mood and positive about what she had to do.”
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. 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.
Tommy Mutter is the 2011 recipient of the Frank Montrose Award.
Mutter is a Native of Lewisburg, West Virginia where he graduated from Greenbrier East High School. After high school he attended GSC were he was a five-year member of the Pioneer football team as a defensive lineman. He was a member of the 2008 Pioneer Football team that won the WVIAC Championship. He was honored as an Outstanding Business Student in 2009-2010. Mutter received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration with concentrations in Marketing and Management from GSC in 2010. He is currently employed by City National Bank as a Personal Banker. He is the son of Wayne and Brenda Mutter of Lewisburg.
“Tommy Mutter was an excellent student-athlete here at Glenville State College. He was one of our captains as a senior starting on the defensive line. Tommy is one of those guys that makes everyone around him a better person. He also knew exactly how to balance his football, his school work and his personal life to be successful in all three phases of his life,” stated GSC Head Football Coach David Hutchison.
The Frank Montrose Award is given each year during Homecoming to a male 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. 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 2011 Clarissa Williams and Frank Montrose Awards will be presented to Stewart and Mutter during pre-game festivities of the Pioneer Homecoming Football game with West Virginia Wesleyan College at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 22nd at Morris Stadium.