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West Virginia University at Parkersburg offers intercollegiate club athletics in women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s soccer, and golf. The athletic program is an important part of the colleges’  effort to provide opportunities for personal growth and development.

The Legend of the ‘Hawk

“During the Spring 2009 Semester the student body was given the opportunity to vote on a mascot for the college’s sport club teams. All of the mascot choices had a connection to the region’s history or wildlife.

‘Riverhawks’ won in a landslide.

What is a Riverhawk? This is a reference to the colony of Osprey that make their home on historic Blennerhassett Island, just off the shore near Parkersburg in the middle of the Ohio River.

The Osprey is a sleek, fast moving raptor with a wing span of up to six feet.

Another name for this bird of prey is the “Sea Hawk”. Since our Osprey live on the Ohio River we call our majestic birds “Riverhawks.”

Athletic Teams

Men’s Basketball
Head Coach Derek Fleming

Women’s Basketball
Head Coach Stacey Houser
Assistant Coach Roger Ledbetter

Head Coach Debbie Peck
Assistant Coach Rick Peck

Men’s Soccer
Head Coach Joe Spader
Assistant Coach Telma Poole

Head Coach Gerald Rowley
Assistant Coach Craig Rabatin

For information on how you can become a Riverhawk or for scheduling information please contact:

Photo of  Tom  Yencha
Tom Yencha Director Student Union & ActivitiesRoom 1535B
Work Phone: 304.424.8309
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