Carman’s Wins Secure WVU Weekly Honor; Varsity Sports Update

After going 3-0 during the round-robin event against Binghamton and No. 10 Virginia Tech on Jan. 9, redshirt sophomore Anthony Carman of the West Virginia University wrestling team has been named the WVU Student-Athletes of the Week.

At 184 pounds, Carman produced two pins and a major decision to earn his undefeated mark.

Anthony Carman (WVU photo)

The Glendale, West Virginia, native grabbed a 4-2 advantage with a takedown and eventually tipped Deprez over to secure the pinning combination in 5:26.

Carman scored a second pin over Deprez’s teammate Cory Day (BU). The third-year Mountaineer converted a double-leg takedown on Day and flattened him on his back to seal the fall. After claiming two pins, Carman kept the momentum rolling by scoring a 10-1 major decision over Virginia Tech’s Simeone Holmes to conclude his slate of matches.

This Week in Women’s Basketball: West Virginia continues its Big 12 Conference slate this week at home and on the road … WVU plays host to Texas Tech on Wednesday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m. ET, before traveling to Austin, Texas, on Saturday, Jan. 15, to square off against Texas at 8 p.m. … Wednesday’s contest against the Lady Raiders will be broadcast on Big 12 Now on ESPN+, while Saturday’s game vs. the Longhorns will be shown on the Longhorn Network.

Last Week in Women’s Basketball: West Virginia (7-5, 0-2 Big 12) opened its Big 12 home schedule with a 71-61 loss to Kansas State on Jan. 8, at the WVU Coliseum in Morgantown … WVU’s scoring efforts were led by junior guard KK Deans, who tallied a team-best 17 points … senior guard Madisen Smith netted 13 points to also finish in double figures … fifth-year senior center Blessing Ejiofor tallied a team-high eight rebounds to pace WVU on the glass.

Notes: West Virginia is now 108-84 all-time against current members of the Big 12 Conference, including 91-73 in regular-season play … WVU holds a combined record of 24-18 against Texas Tech and Texas, including 14-5 against TTU … West Virginia has won nine consecutive meetings against Texas Tech and the last six matchups in Morgantown … the Mountaineers are 10-13 all-time against Texas and have won the last two meetings against the Longhorns … with 16 points against Kansas State, Deans has now led WVU in scoring seven times this season and 15 times in her WVU career … additionally, Ejiofor’s team-high eight rebounds helped her lead West Virginia on the glass for the fourth time this season, including the second time in the last three games … WVU is forcing 21.75 turnovers per game this season, good for No. 2 in the Big 12 and No. 23 nationally … the Mountaineers have forced 20 or more turnovers in seven games this season, including 30 or more in two games.

This Week in Wrestling: The Mountaineers return home for their final tri-meet of the season on Sunday, Jan. 16 … WVU clashes with No. 4 Oklahoma State at 1 p.m. ET, on ESPNU and Columbia at 3 p.m., on Big 12 Now on ESPN+.

Last Week in Wrestling: Redshirt sophomore Anthony Carman claimed a 3-0 record to highlight the team’s six wins in the round-robin tournament against wrestlers from Binghamton and No. 10 Virginia Tech on Sunday afternoon, inside the Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, Virginia … Carman produced two pins and a major decision to earn his undefeated mark … the Glendale, West Virginia, native grabbed a 4-2 advantage with a takedown and eventually tipped Binghamton’s Sam Deprez over to secure the pinning combination in 5:26 … Carman scored a second pin over Deprez’s teammate Cory Day (BU) … the third-year Mountaineer converted a double-leg takedown on Day and flattened him on his back to seal the fall … after claiming two pins, Carman kept the momentum rolling by scoring a 10-1 major decision over Virginia Tech’s Simeone Holmes to conclude his day at 184 pounds … at 174 pounds, Scott Joll also captured a pin during the event … the Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania, native put a headlock on BU’s Jacob Nolan for the fall in 6:20 … in addition, redshirt junior Alex Hornfeck scored the first win for the Mountaineers in the form of a 10-2 major decision over BU’s Tyler Martin.

Notes: WVU stands at 5-3 heading into Sunday’s tri-meet against No. 4 OSU and Columbia … sophomore Peyton Hall stands at 17-1 and ranked No. 11 in the country by FloWrestling at 165 pounds … redshirt senior Killian Cardinale has a 6-0 record and is ranked No. 6 by FloWrestling at 125 pounds … both Cardinale and Hall did not participate in the round robin … redshirt sophomore Michael Wolfgram rounds out the rankings at No. 20 by FloWrestling with a 14-5 record … Hall, Cardinale, and Wolfgram are all undefeated in dual competition … after facing No. 5 NC State, No. 10 Virginia Tech, and No. 17 Oklahoma, West Virginia has three more top-25 opponents on the schedule, including No. 4 Oklahoma State, No. 13 Iowa State, and No. 22 Northern Iowa … West Virginia placed seventh in its third appearance at the Southern Scuffle (Jan. 1-2), where Cardinale and Hall reached the finals … it was the first time program history that more than one Mountaineer registered an appearance in the finals of the in-season tournament … WVU placed second at the Clarion Open on Sunday, Nov. 7 … after receiving seven votes in the NWCA Coaches Poll to conclude the 2021 season, West Virginia appears in the top 40 of two publications … FloWrestling ranked the Mountaineers 37th, while WIN Magazine put them at 40th … the Mountaineers debuted at No. 25 of InterMat’s tournament rankings, while coming in at No. 27 of FloWrestling’s current rankings in its team tournament rankings.

This Week in Gymnastics: The Mountaineers open their 2022 campaign on Friday, Jan. 14, in a quad meet at Towson with William & Mary and West Chester … the meet is tabbed for 6 p.m. ET, inside SECU Arena in Towson, Maryland.

Last Season in Gymnastics: West Virginia finished the 2021 season at 2-7 and 0-9 in the Big 12 Conference … the team qualified for the NCAA Regional Championships for the 41st time in program history and the 36th time in NCAA competition … in the postseason, WVU finished fourth (195.725) at the 2021 Big 12 Gymnastics Championship and third (195.65) in the second of two second-round meets at the NCAA Morgantown Regional Championships … WVU ended the year ranked No. 28 in the Road to Nationals Rankings with a National Qualifying Score (NQS) of 391.419 … the Mountaineers’ floor exercise lineup was ranked inside the top 25 every week, as the squad posted a 49.0 or higher in all but two meets … WVU tallied a season-high score in a 196.1-193.4 win over regional rival Pitt in its regular-season finale on March 14, which is tied for the 35th-best score in program history … the squad also earned a season-high 49.45 mark on floor in the second round of the NCAA Regional Championships on April 2, good for an NCAA regional program record.

WVU’s Rachel Hornung on the beam

Notes: West Virginia is led by 11th-year head coach Jason Butts … the Mountaineers are led by seniors Esperanza Abarca, Kendra Combs and Rachel Hornung, while five freshmen – including Brooke Alban, Brynn Freehling, Heidi Hartje, Anna Leigh and Laura Soltis – look to make their career debuts this season … ten of the 11 Mountaineers returning to the 2022 squad earned time in at least one lineup last season, with eight reaching the podium … in all, WVU boasted 64 podium finishes in 2021 … junior Kianna Yancey led the squad with 360.55 points last season, followed by senior Rachel Hornung with 358.925 … senior Kendra Combs ranked first on the team with seven event wins (five on floor exercise and one each on uneven bars and balance beam) … WVU opens its season on the road for the third time in the last four seasons, as West Virginia is 6-11 in season-opening meets under Butts.

This Week in Swimming & Diving: WVU resumes competition on Monday, Jan. 17, as it plays host to Pitt at the Aquatic Center at Mylan Park … the dual meet will begin at 3 p.m. ET.

Last Week in Swimming & Diving: West Virginia was off last week.

Notes: The Mountaineers opened their 2021 fall circuit on Oct. 8, when they hosted the West Virginia State Games … WVU wrapped up the fall campaign with the WVU Invitational on Nov. 18-20 … fifth-year Ana Zortea broke the program record in the woman’s 100-yard backstroke at the invite, touching the wall in 53.41 … the Mountaineers also had seven divers earn an NCAA Zones-qualifying score during the winter invite … freshman Sarah Krusinski (281.95), junior Marian Tiemeier (271.00) and senior Camille Burt (269.45) swept the women’s 1-meter and earned their Zones-qualifying scores … Krusinski’s score of 281.95 topped her previous Zones-qualifying score on 1-meter of 269.85 (vs. PSU) … senior Nick Cover topped his previous qualifying score (300.83) by recording a 349.90 at the WVU Invite, just shy of a personal best … on men’s platform, senior PJ Lenz (332.95), Cover (306.75) and freshman Glenn Eloriaga (305.40) all recorded Zones-qualifying scores at the mid-season meet … sophomore Abby Reardon swam a personal best to claim the women’s 200 free (1:48.87) … the men recorded WVU’s second sweep on Nov. 19, led by sophomore Roanoke Shirk in the 200 free (1:38.66) … sophomore Logan McFadden (2nd – 1:40.01) and fifth-year Max Gustafson (3rd – 1:40.31) rounded out the sweep … the 200 butterfly finals highlighted Saturday’s, Nov. 20, final night of competition, as freshman Mia Walters (2:02.59) and fifth-year David Dixon (1:44.72) handed WVU victories in the men’s and women’s events … following competition in Morgantown, the Mountaineers play host to Iowa State and Villanova for their 2022 senior night on Saturday, Jan. 22, at 11 a.m.

This Week in Track and Field: West Virginia hosts the annual Marty Pushkin Open at the WVU Shell Building in Morgantown, on Saturday, Jan. 15 … the meet is set to begin at 10:30 a.m. ET.

Last Week in Track and Field: The Mountaineers were off last week.

Notes: WVU opened the 2021 indoor season on Friday, Dec. 3, with the annual WVU Open at the WVU Shell Building … additionally, redshirt sophomore Ceili McCabe was the lone Mountaineer who participated in the Sharon Colyera-Danville Season Opener, in Boston, Massachusetts, on Saturday, Dec. 4 … West Virginia earned four first-place finishes and 11 top-five finishes on Dec. 3 … the morning field session started with the women’s high jump, where Williams took first with a mark of 1.60 meters … in pole vault, redshirt junior Ellie Gardner finished first with a mark of 3.50 meters … senior Sada Wright placed first in the weight throw competition and finished with a mark of 17.52 meters … on the track, sophomore Emily Oiler opened with a first-place finish in the 400-meter dash in a time of 1:00.78 … on Dec. 4, McCabe broke another program record in the women’s 3,000-meter run … the Vancouver, BC, Canada native completed the race in a program-record time of 8:52.52 to finish in first place … two freshmen made their Mountaineer debuts on Dec. 3, including Eden Williams and Ghamani Houge … Megan Metcalfe previously set the 3,000-meter program record in 2005 with an 8:58.17 time … Metcalfe won the NCAA Championships 5,000-meter run the same year … the Mountaineers last hosted an indoor home track meet in 2019 with the WVU Open … at the 2021 Big 12 Indoor Championships, the squad finished ninth as a team and registered eight All-Big 12 indoor performances … WVU earned a first-place finish in the women’s distance medley relay, as the team of junior Hayley Jackson, junior Tessa Constantine, redshirt freshman Ceili McCabe and freshman Jo-Lauren Keane crossed the finish line in a time of 11:21.35.

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