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Let’s go Riverhawks!

The Men’s & Women’s Basketball teams are both revving up their seasons after completing successful fall semester schedules.

The Women’s team currently stands at 4 – 2 after pasting the Akron/Wayne College Warriors last weekend 105 – 52. They will play a pair of games this coming weekend; on Saturday they will host the Kent State Tuscarawas Golden Eagles in a 1:00 pm tip-off. Then Sunday they host the powerful University of Cincinnati Clermont Cougars in a 2:00 pm game.

The Men’s team meanwhile is white hot having only lost 1 game in their first 11 outings, sporting a sterling 10 – 1 record. They will also play at home this weekend, playing the same Golden Eagles of Kent State following the Women’s game at 3:00 pm.

If you can’t make it this weekend be sure to check them out next week as both team follow up a road game with a big double-double header weekend next weekend, On Saturday, Jan. 23, the teams host Club teams from Ohio State. Men at 1:00 pm, Women at 3:00 pm. Then on Sunday, Jan. 24 they will both tackle teams from OU Eastern. Women at 1:00 pm, Men. at 3:00 pm.

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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 (ude.puvwnull@gnimelf.kered)

Women’s Basketball
Head Coach Roger Flowers (moc.knilneddusnull@tnefcr)

Volleyball
Head Coach Debbie Peck
Assistant Coach Rick Peck

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

Golf
Head Coach Gerald Rowley
Assistant Coach Craig Rabatin

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

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