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Lee Named to the 2014 Don Hansen NCAA Division II All-America Team


Glenville State junior running back Rahmann Lee has been named to the Lee Named to the 2014 Don Hansen NCAA Division II All-America Team

Glenville, W.Va. – Glenville State’s outstanding junior running back Rahmann Lee was named to the 2014 Don Hansen NCAA Division II All-America 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 13th in All Purpose Yards in Division II, ranks 29th in the nation in Scoring and ranks 42nd in Division II in Rushing Yards.

Lee, is also only 185 rushing yards away from breaking Glenville State College’s All-Time Career Rushing Record which was set back in 2008 by Jerry Seymour.

Congratulations to Rahmann on this outstanding achievement.

2014 Don Hansen NCAA Division II All-America Team Complete List

First Team Offense


QB Jason Vander Laan 6-4 241 JR Ferris State Frankfort, Ill.

FB Chris Robinson 5-8 205 SR Lenoir-Rhyne Newnan, Ga.

RB Anthony Bilal 5-7 170 JR Lake Erie Painesville, Ohio

RB Terrell Watson 6-2 240 SR Azusa Pacific Oxnard, Calif.

WR Gary Brown 6-1 200 SO California (Pa.) Columbus, Ohio

WR Ricky Collins 6-0 200 SR Texas A&M-Commerce Tyler, Texas

WR Darius Davis 5-11 212 SR Henderson State Frisco, Texas

TE Tim Brown 6-3 235 JR West Chester Clifton Heights, Pa.

AP Rahmann Lee 6-0 184 JR Glenville State Capitol Heights, Md.

C Josh Meeker 6-2 290 SR Minnesota State Omaha, Neb.

OG Perrin Cunningham 6-2 275 SR Ohio Dominican Cincinnati, Ohio

OG Andrew Muer 6-3 275 SR Minnesota Duluth Perham, Minn.

OT Cole Manhart 6-6 310 SR Nebraska-Kearney Highlands Ranch, Colo.

OT Joe Ray 6-1 270 JR Lenoir-Rhyne Atlanta, Ga.

PK Anthony Pistelli 5-9 199 SO Valdosta State Thomasville, Ga.

First Team Defense


DE Darius Allen 6-4 251 SR CSU-Pueblo Pueblo, Colo.

DE Josh Gordon 6-2 250 SR Minnesota State Milwaukee, Wis.

DG/DT Blake Baker 6-1 250 SR Lenoir-Rhyne Bethlehem, N.C.

DG/DT Devin Benton 5-11 270 SR Southwestern Oklahoma Arlington, TX

LB Tanner Botts 6-2 215 SR Lenoir-Rhyne Lawrenceville, Ga.

LB Rush Seaver 6-3 250 SR Angelo State Lampasas, Texas

LB Bre’Nard Williams 5-11 230 SR Clark Atlanta Omega, Ga.

S Zack Mitchell 6-0 1 85 SR Ouachita Baptist Vilonia, Ark.

S Jordan Shaw 6-2 2 15 JR Shorter Jasper, Ga.

CB Solomon St. Pierre 5-11 171 JR Sioux Falls Wagner, S.D.

CB Al-Hajj Shabazz 6-2 200 SR West Chester Philadelphia, Pa.

RS Etauj Allen 5-9 185 SR Ouachita Baptist San Antonio, Texas

P Patrick Carney 6-0 215 SR New Mexico Highlands Chico, Calif.

Second Team Offense


QB Anthony Abenoja 6-3 217 SR Pittsburg State Overland Park, Kan.

FB E’Lon Spight 5-10 200 SR Eastern New Mexico St. Louis, Mo.

RB Brock Jones 5-10 210 JR Gannon Peninsula, Ohio

RB LaVance Taylor 5-11 195 SR Central Missouri Raytown, Mo.

WR Jeff Hill 6-4 215 SR Bentley Mansfield, Mass.

WR Gavin Lutman 6-4 201 SR Pittsburg State Peculiar, Mo.

WR Xavier Milton 6-0 190 SR Florida Tech Alameda, Calif.

TE Cole Spurgeon 6-3 235 JR Colorado Mines Gretna, Neb.

AP Marquise Cushon 5-10 162 JR Pittsburg State Kansas City, Mo.

C Quincy Awa-Dubose 6-2 320 SR West Georgia Oxnard, Calif.

OG Alex Davis 6-4 295 SR Gannon Erie, Pa.

OG Garrison Ushery 6-1 335 SR West Georgia Austell, Ga.

OT Tory Day 6-1 255 SR Harding Memphis, Tenn.

OT Isaiah Shelton 6-2 308 SR Shepherd Temple Hills, Md.

PK Saul Martinez 5-9 190 SR Texas A&M-Commerce Pittsburg, Texas

Second Team Defense


DE Julian Howsare 6-3 255 SR Clarion Altoona, Pa.

DE Matt Longacre 6-3 270 SR Northwest Missouri Omaha, Neb.

DE Braysean Jones 6-1 205 JR Miles Montgomery, Ala.

DG/DT DuVontae Covington 6-2 285 SR Winston-Salem State Greensboro, N.C.

DG/DT Anthony McDaniel 6-1 280 JR Bowie State Ft. Washington, Md.

LB Leron Furr 6-3 245 SR Fort Valley State Columbus, Ga.

LB Tyler Henderson 6-3 235 JR Minnesota State Mankato, Minn.

LB Justin Shirk 6-0 240 SR Bloomsburg Harrisburg, Pa.

S Nathan Hancock 6-2 195 SR Minnesota State Independence, Mo.

S Derrick Johnson 5-10 190 JR Concord (W. Va.) Pleasant Hill, Calif.

CB De’Vante Bausby 6-2 179 SR Pittsburg State Kansas City, Mo.

CB Curtis Pumphrey 5-8 155 JR Bowie State Laurel, Md.

RS L.J. Strohman 5-10 185 SR N.C. Pembroke Hamlet, N.C.

P Mike Wenk 6-0 205 SR Southwest Minnesota Hartford, S.D.

Third Team Offense


QB Sean McCartney 6-2 200 SR West Chester Doylestown, Pa.

QB Kevin Rodgers 6-3 215 JR Henderson State Rockwall, Texas

FB Jordan Ollis 5-10 230 SR Brevard Columbus, N.C.

FB Romo Westbrook 5-10 210 SR Harding Marion, Ark.

RB Andy Hibbett 6-0 200 SR Carson-Newman Corryton, Tenn.

RB Cameron McDondle 5-8 196 JR CSU-Pueblo Littleton, Colo.

WR Vernon Johnson 6-1 190 SR Texas A&M-Commerce Fort Worth, Texas

WR Tyler Slavin 6-2 215 SR New Mexico Highlands Corona, Calif.

WR T.J. Smith 6-0 175 FR Concord (W. Va.) Charleston, W. Va.

TE Lucas Hefty 6-4 240 SR Upper Iowa Traer, Iowa

AP Paul Revis 5-9 165 FR Western Oregon Scappoose, Ore.

C Jack Abercrombie 6-2 295 SR California (Pa.) Horsham, Pa.

OG Michael Gibbs 6-2 300 SR Delta State Brandon, Miss.

OG Nick Perez 6-4 290 JR Tarleton State Stephenville, Texas

OT Zack Martinez 6-6 301 JR CSU-Pueblo Redlands, Calif.

OT Jesse Yancey 6-7 315 SR Valdosta State Claxton, Ga.

PK Connor Frazell 5-10 183 SR Pitsburg State Iola, Kan.

Third Team Defense


DE Derrick Mann 6-3 225 SR Assumption Sharon, Mass.

DE Marcus Martin 6-3 235 FR Slippery Rock West Mifflin, Pa.

DG/DT Kenny Allen 6-2 294 JR Central Oklahoma Perkins, Okla.

DG/DT Brandon Yost 6-2 280 JR Northwest Missouri Omaha, Neb.

LB Eric Reimer 6-2 225 SR Northwest Missouri Menomonie Falls, Wis.

LB J.J. Sanders 5-10 235 JR Florida Tech Columbus, Ohio

LB Tavarius Washington 6-2 230 JR Albany State Keysville, Ga.

LB Ronell Williams 6-1 245 SR West Chester Chester, Pa.

S Michael Jordan 6-0 200 JR Fort Hays State Kerens, Texas

S Jarrod Lacy 6-0 200 SR CSU-Pueblo Boynton Beach, Fla.

S Keeston Terry 6-3 203 SR Pittsburg State Blue Springs, Mo.

CB O’Neil Blake 5-9 190 SR Lenoir-Rhyne Kissimmee, Fla.

CB Travis Lee 6-1 185 SR Miles Atlanta, Ga.

RS Torie Wagner 5-9 180 JR Charleston (W. Va.) Severn, Md.

P Andrew Cerett 6-5 260 0S R California (Pa.) Huntingdon, Pa.

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GSC Sports Medicine Group Receives Barr Award


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GLENVILLE, WV – For the first time since its inception, a trio of staff members was presented with Glenville State College’s ‘Pete and Betsy Barr Professional Development Award.’ The award, which provides funds to further professional growth and development, was presented to GSC Sports Medicine personnel Brent Walters, Jennifer Tolson, and Dr. Carl Nichols. Walters and Tolson serve as Athletic Trainers and Nichols as Team Physician.

President Barr, Brent Walters, Dr. Carl Nichols, Jennifer Tolson, and Betsy Barr

President Barr, Brent Walters, Dr. Carl Nichols, Jennifer Tolson, and Betsy Barr

The group plans to use the funds to attend the College Athletic Trainers’ Society (CATS) 2015 Spring Symposium for Athletic Trainers & Team Physicians to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada in May. Participation in the symposium will allow them to receive continuing education credits and maintain certification from the Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers. Additionally, they will interact with other NCAA institutions at the symposium to exchange ideas on student athlete healthcare. Being informed and updated on current and future NCAA guidelines for sports medicine will be a major topic of interest for the group.

“Attending the CATS symposium together will be a unique opportunity for our staff. The event is strictly college and university athletic trainers and team physicians, so it will be interesting to hear from our counterparts at other institutions, big and small, to see how they approach healthcare in college athletics. Obviously, we’re grateful for the support of President and Mrs. Barr and their recognition of how importation professional development is for our faculty and staff,” said Walters.

“Our intent in funding this award is to expand the opportunities for our staff and faculty to grow professionally in a way that will benefit all of us here at Glenville State. We are pleased that this year’s award will help our entire Sports Medicine staff,” said President Barr.

The award, rotated annually between faculty and staff, has been given previously to: GSC Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Sara Sawyer (2010), Administrative Secretary for the GSC Athletic Department and Title IX Coordinator/Senior Women’s Administrator Amanda Frymier (2011), Associate Professor of Business Cheryl Fleming McKinney, CPA, CGMA (2012), Registrar’s Office Certification Analyst Denise Ellyson (2013), and Assistant Professor of Spanish Dr. Megan Gibbons (2014).

Barr Award recipients are selected by a committee comprised of two faculty members and two staff representatives and funds must be used within 18 months of the award date.

For more information about the Pete and Betsy Barr Professional Development Award, contact Vice President for College Advancement and Executive Director of GSC Foundation and Chairman of the Pete and Betsy Barr Professional Development Award Selection Committee Denny Pounds at or (304) 462-6381.

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Ritenour Holding Senior Vocal Recital at GSC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 10, 2015

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GLENVILLE, WV—Glenville State College student vocalist Renee Ritenour will be performing her senior recital on Saturday, February 14th at 4:00 p.m. in the GSC Fine Arts Center Auditorium.

Ritenour is the daughter of Jane Arnett and Gary Ritenour from Kearneysville (Jefferson County), West Virginia. She is a music education (PreK-adult) major and will be performing a variety of music from composers such as Pergolesi, Strauss, Brahms, Mozart, Bizet and more. She will also perform selections from musical theatre and contemporary art songs.

Renee Ritenour

Renee Ritenour

“My time at GSC has been incredibly influential in helping me gain the confidence that I need to be successful. Many thanks go to my professors, especially Teresa Dody and Lloyd Bone, for giving me opportunities to grow and experience amazing things,” said Ritenour.

In addition to her studies in music education and vocals, Ritenour plays in the popular GSC Percussion Ensemble and served two years as the auxiliary percussion captain in the Pioneer Marching Band.

Ritenour will complete her student teaching experience in area public schools next semester and graduate in December. Following that, she plans to attend graduate school to study vocal performance and choral conducting.

For more information call (304) 462-6340.

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Softball Splits Double Header with St. Andrews


Coach Tunno gets the Gatorade bath after the Lady Pioneer Softball team picked up their first win of the 2015 season

Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State Lady Pioneers split a double header with St. Andrews on Sunday, February 8th in Laurinburg, North Carolina. The Lady Pioneers fell in Game One: 7-3, but came back and took Game Two: 7-6.

It was the Lady Pioneers first victory of the year also a special congratulations to Head Coach Kristen Tunno as she picked up her first win as a head coach.

In the first game Mackenzie Smith went one for four with a double and an RBI, while Erica Damone went one for four. Raven Greer finished the game two for three with an RBI. Pitcher Sam Weaver picked up the loss.

In the second game Erica Damone had another good game as she went one for four with a homerun, first homerun as a Lady Pioneer. Bailey Rabel went two for four with a double and a triple. Raven Greer came in to pitch in the seventh inning and closed out the game.

The Lady Pioneers (1-3) return to action Monday, February 9th when they take on Francis Marion at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm.

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Men’s Basketball Falls at Charleston

Men's Basketball

Reggie Williams led all scorers in the game as he scored 23 points and grabbed six rebounds

Glenville, W.Va. – The #25 Glenville State men’s basketball team had three players score in double figures but ended up falling on the road Saturday to the University of Charleston by 12 points, 83-71.

Glenville State would find themselves down 8-0 to Charleston at the 17:54 minute mark of the first half. However the Pioneers would then make a run a tie the game up a 16 all with 12:20 left to play.

Again both teams would find their selves tied up at 26 all with under 10:00 minutes to play till halftime. But Charleston would then go on an 8-0 run to end the half as the lead Glenville State at halftime, 48-40.

In the second half Charleston would extend their lead to 13 points, 53-40, at the 17:28 minute mark.

The Pioneers would try and cut into the Golden Eagles lead and would cut it to 10 points, 67-57, with 9:00 minutes left to play. However Charleston will still hold the double digit lead. Glenville State would later cut it to nine points but that’s as close as they would get as they would fall on the road at Charleston, 83-71.

There were six ties in the game however the Pioneers never led in the game.

Both teams shot the ball well as they both finished shooting 50 percent from the floor.

The Pioneers got out rebounded on the boards 40 to 23, Charleston also scored 16 second chance points to Glenville State’s seven second chance points.

The Pioneers scored 16 points off of turnovers while the Golden Eagles only scored seven points.

Reggie Williams led all scorers in the game as he scored 23 points and grabbed six rebounds. Brett Morris scored 14 points and finished with three blocks while Sedric Nady chipped in with 11 points.

Charleston was led by Tino Ditrapano, Jevonte Hughes, and Chris Evans as they all scored 16 points. Hughes also grabbed 12 rebounds as he finished with a double-double.

Glenville State (16-7, 11-6) hit the road again on Thursday, February 12th when they travel to Urbana University. Game time is set for 7:30 pm.

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Softball Drops First Double Header of the Season


The Glenville State Lady Pioneer Softball team dropped their first double header of the season at Catawba

Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State Lady Pioneers traveled south on Saturday afternoon as they dropped their first double header of the season to Catawba College.

Glenville State fell in the first game of the double header 11-0. Bailey Rabel was the only Lady Pioneer to get a hit in the game. Pitcher Sam Weaver picked up the loss as she pitched three innings allowing five hits, eight runs, struck out one batter.

The Lady Pioneers would fall in the second game of the double header 21-2. Bailey Rabel went one-for-three and scored a run while Mackenzie Smith went one-for-two with two RBI’s. Miranda Cropp get the loss as she pitched one inning allowing 10 hits, 12 runs, and struck out one batter.

The Lady Pioneers (0-2) will take on St. Andrews tomorrow Sunday, February 8th in a double header. Game time is set for 1:00 pm.

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Lady Pioneers Drop Road Game at Charleston

Women's Basketball

Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State Lady Pioneers dropped a road contest at the University of Charleston on Saturday afternoon by 21 points, 97-76.

Glenville State and Charleston would go back and fourth early with each team getting a feel for each other. At the 11:17 minute mark the Lady Pioneers and Golden Eagles would be all knotted up at 18 all. Glenville State would then go on a 9-4 run as the Lady Pioneers led 27-22 with under 9:00 minutes to play till halftime.

However Charleston would come back and tie the game up a 32 all at the 5:33 minute mark. After that tie the Golden Eagles would make a 20-6 run to end the half as Charleston took a 53-38 halftime lead.

In the second half it would be all Charleston as they would build a 30 point lead at the 10:22 minute mark as they led Glenville State 79-49 and never look back as the Lady Pioneers fell on the road, 97-76.

Charleston won the shooting battle a s they shot 61 percent from the floor and 56 percent from behind the three-point line while Glenville State shot 35 percent from the floor and just 26 percent from behind the three-point line.

Charleston also out-redounded the Lady Pioneers by 10, 45-35.

There were four ties and seven lead changes throughout the game.

The Lady Pioneers outscored the Golden Eagles 15 to 5 on second chance points. Glenville State also scored 19 points off turnovers while Charleston only scored 8 points off turnovers.

Keyanna Tate scored 20 points and grabbed five rebounds to lead Glenville State. Freshman Kristen DesRocher was the only other Lady Pioneer to score in double figures as she scored 11 points.

Madison Martin chipped in with nine points while Katrina Salins and Brittany Jackson both scored seven points each. Jackson also finished with a game high five steals.

Charleston was led by LeAnne Ross as she scored a game high 24 points.

The Lady Pioneers (11-10, 9-8) return to action Thursday, February 12th when they travel to Urbana University. Tip-off is set for 5:30 pm.

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GSC Student Researcher Receives Chi Beta Phi Grant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  February 3, 2015

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GLENVILLE, WV – Glenville State College junior Tia LeMaster received a Carl T. and Merewyn D. Meadors Research Grant from Chi Beta Phi, a national science honorary. She will use the grant to purchase equipment to supplement her STEM research in organic chemistry under the direction of GSC Professor of Chemistry Dr. Kevin Evans.

LeMaster, a biology and chemistry student at GSC from Bunker Hill (Berkeley County), West Virginia, learned of the grant opportunity while attending the 67th Chi Beta Phi national conference and completed the application paperwork shortly thereafter. Notification that she had received the grant came in late January. LeMaster says that her interest in science began in high school and has only grown since coming to Glenville State College. After graduation she plans on going into a physician’s assistant program.

GSC student Tia LeMaster works in one of the chemistry labs at GSC

GSC student Tia LeMaster working in one of the chemistry labs at GSC

Her research efforts on anti-Markovnikov hydrobromination of alkenes will be aided with the purchase of two quartz flasks thanks to the grant. LeMaster’s research will take place along with six other GSC students under the NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium. They will work throughout the spring semester and into the summer as part of the program.

“The Meadors Research Grants are meant to encourage students to become actively involved in the scientific process by applying for support of, and then engaging in a project. Undergraduate research also serves as a way for students to distinguish themselves from other applicants to professional schools or jobs,” said Dr. William Pohley who serves as President of the National Chi Beta Phi Science Honorary and is a Professor Emeritus of Biology at Franklin College.

The grants are named in honor of Carl T. and the late Merewyn D. Meadors to Chi Beta Phi. Both were heavily involved with the honorary and with student research while at Morris Harvey College (now University of Charleston) and they recognized the importance of research for student development in undergraduate science.

As a stipulation of receiving the grant, LeMaster will present her research at the 68th Chi Beta Phi national conference at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia in October. Student presenters at the conference are judged on various criteria and the top three receive cash prizes. She has been a member of GSC’s Alpha Iota chapter of Chi Beta Phi since last May.

She says one of her favorite things about being a student at GSC is the access to different facilities and equipment and how approachable the faculty members are. “If I have a question about something with my research or just a class in general, the professors are always available and willing to talk,” she said.

For more information about science and math programs at Glenville State College, contact (304) 462-4126.

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Pioneer Football Signs 28 Players


National Signing Day

Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State Pioneer football team and Head Coach David Hutchison would like to announce the signing of 28 new football players on National Signing Day this past Wednesday, February 3rd.

Glenville State would like to welcome the following players to the Pioneer Football Family.

GSC Signee List 2015

Jolonte Ballard – Duval HS, Lanham MD – OL/DL 6’0 270: All State Honorable Mention

Thomas Boles II – Lake Gibson HS, Lakeland FL – RB 5’7 160: Averaged 6.8 Yards per carry with 14 touchdowns as a senior. First Team All-District, First Team All-State

Troy Brown – Meade HS, Severn MD – LB 5’9 190: All County 63 Tackles, 3 Sacks, 3 Defensive Touchdowns as a senior.

Jonathon Burkes – Capital HS, Charleston, WV – OT/DT 6’3 250: First Team All-Conference, First Team All-State. Started both ways for WV State Champion Capital HS.

Colton Campbell – Dematha Catholic, Clinton MD – TE/DE 6’3 235: Had 2 sacks this year for the back to back champion Stags.

Chandler Carrera – Albermarle HS, Charlottesville VA – 6’0 175 K/P:  8/11 FG. 32/34 PAT, 35.7 Punt Average. First Team All-State

Michael Cherry – Salem HS, Virginia Beach VA – 5’10 185 LB: 111 Tackles, 20 sacks, 4 forced fumbles as a senior.

Keshaan Cuffee – Oscar Smith HS, Chesapeake VA – DT 6’1 265: First team all-conference, first-team all-region, First-Team All-Tidewater, 2nd Team All-State, 67 tackles, 6 forced fumbles, 3 sacks as a senior.

Tyrell Davis – Capital HS, Charleston WV – RB/DB 5’7 140: All conference, First Team All-State: 3 time All Kanawha Valley, 2 time All-State. 1st Team All-State Defense for WV State Champion Capital HS

Barry Deaton – Simon Kenton HS, Covington KY – LB/DE 6’4 225: All-TriState, Northern Kentucky Player of the year, had 75 tackles and 5 sacks as a senior this year.

Gage Harvey – Man HS, Man WV – TE 6’4 240: Defensive MVP,  Team Award, Gage’s dad Larry played at Glenville under coach Rodriguez.

Antione Hunt – Oscar Smith HS, Chesapeake VA –  DE 6’1 250: First team all-conference, first-team all-region, First-Team All-Tidewater, 2nd Team All-State Registered 47 tackles with 7 sacks and 2 defensive touchdowns as a senior.

Salesi Malamala – Woodside HS, Newport News VA – OL/DL 6’2 255: First Team All-Conference, First Team All-State

Alex Mason – Oakdale HS, Frederick MD -  QB 6’1 185: Passed for over 1000 yards and 10 TDs

Wil Mayes – Nicholas County HS, Summersville, WV – RB/LB 5’11 200: First Team All-State, Brother of current Pioneer Zach Mayes. Registered 70 Tackles with 3 interceptions, and 1500 yards rushing as a senior

Deshawn McLaughlin – Norview HS, awn McLaughlin – Norview  Brother of current Pioneer Zach Mayes.s year. tate champion Norfolk VA – LB 6’2 200: Conference Defensive Player of the Year, Regional Defensive Player of the Year, 2nd Team All-State: Registered 88 Tackles as a senior.

Anthony Milord – Somerset Academy, Pembroke Pines FL – LB 6’0 195: 112 Tackles, 13.5 sacks, 12 forced fumbles, and 5 blocked kicks as senior, with 2 defensive touchdowns

Christian Nelson – Forest Park HS, Triangle VA – WR 5’11 170: 2nd Team All Conference

Jon Peterson – Point Pleasant HS, Point Pleasant WV – DE/LB 6’3 195: First Team All-State. Recorded 109 tackles, 9.5 sacks, and 4 blocked punts for GSC Alum and Hall of Famer David Darst this year.

Austin Ratliff – Gilmer County HS, Glenville WV – WR 6’1 180: Conference Player of the year, 2nd Team All-State, rushed for 2300 yards and passed for 1200 yards with 49 total touchdown his senior year.

Eric Rivera-Mejia – Falls Church HS, Fairfax VA – OL 6’2 240: First Team All-Conference

Thad Rumberg – Riverside HS, Diamond WV – FB/P 5’10 185: Averaged 35.9 yards per punt

Clifford St. Louis – Naples HS, Naples FL – DB 5’9 180: 43 tackles, 4 interceptions as a senior, All Conference

Prince Thomas – Lake Gibson HS, Lakeland FL – DL 6’0 260: Had 60 tackles with 11 for loss as a senior.

Sam Thomas – CD Hylton, HS Woodbridge, VA – DB 5’10 175: First team All-Conference, Had 31 tackles as a senior

Deonte White – Milford Mill Academy, Baltimore MD – WR 5’11 185: Team MVP, All Division Accounted for over 1500 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior.

Tony Williams – South Mecklenburg HS, Pineville NC – DE 6’2 215: All Conference, 56 Tackles 3.5 Sacks as a senior,

Noah Zentz – Battlefield HS, Gainesville VA – FB 6’1 225: 2nd Team All-Conference

The Pioneers will open up Spring practice on Monday, March 23rd to prepare for the Annual Blue/White Spring Game.

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Operation: Sellout

Men's and Women's Basketball

Operation: Sellout

Glenville, W.Va. – Glenville State College and the Pioneer Athletic Club (PAC) would like to invite you to Operation: Sellout on Saturday, February 28th as both Pioneer basketball teams host the West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats at the Waco Center.

There are several events that will take place on that day.

GSC Alumni Basketball Game

We invite all former Pioneer and Lady Pioneer basketball players, cheerleaders, coaches, managers, and fans to return to campus for this event. Even if your playing days are over, we would love to have you join us to be introduced as Pioneer Basketball alumni, reconnect with your teammates, meet our current coaches and team members, and enjoy a full day of activities taking place at the Waco Center. Families, friends, and fans are also welcome to join the full day of fun! Check-in for the alumni game starts at 9:30 a.m. and tip-off is set for 10:30 a.m.

Snow Ball Tailgate

Who said tailgating is just for football season? Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the community can join us before the doubleheader game outside, in front of the Waco Center. Free food and beverages will be available. Come join us at the tailgate and help us cheer on the Pioneers as they face off against conference rival WV Wesleyan. Tailgating begins at 11:00 a.m.

The Deck

Starting at 12:30 p.m. the Pioneer Athletic Club presents the new ultimate fan section – “The Deck” – sponsored by Smith Land Surveying. PAC members, alumni, and fans can join us inside the Waco Center on The Deck for food, adult beverages, and a great time. Cheer on the Pioneers from this exclusive section while catching up with alumni and old friends. Admission onto The Deck is $5.00.

Fans should remember that Saturday, February 28th will also be Senior Day for the Lady Pioneer and Pioneer basketball teams. Friends and family are welcome to join us as we honor the 2014-15 senior basketball players as they play their final home game on McPherson Court at the Waco Center. Seniors will be honored seven minutes prior to tip-off.

Glenville State would like to thank our sponsors Smith Land Surveying, the 10th Hole, Citizens Bank of Weston, and the Pioneer Grille.

For more information please call (304) 462-6220 or go to

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