WJU TRACK: Four Wheeling Jesuit track and field athletes were selected to the NCAA Division II All-Academic team by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association on Friday.
Olivia Lent, Lindsay Mills and Megan Truelove earned the distinction for the women's team, while Luke Holubeck was selected for the men's squad. To qualify, a student-athlete must have a compiled a cumulative grade-point average of 3.25 or better and have reached a provisional or automatic qualifying standard for the NCAA Championships in either indoor or outdoor seasons.
CARIDI APPEARANCE: Award-winning sports broadcaster Tony Caridi will speak at a fundraising event for Highland Hospital Foundation at 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 1 at the Charleston Civic Center.
The event is an in-depth look at the WVU football program, in which Caridi will discuss various topics including 2012 season review, emerging team leaders, Big 12 Conference overview, freshman impact players and questions and answers.
The event costs $75 per person or two for $100. To reserve a table of 10, the cost is $750 for a regular table, $1,000 for a blue table or $2,000 for a gold table. For more information, call Jim Strawn at 304-348-1417.
WVU RADIO: The Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG has signed new affiliates in the Fairmont and Beckley/Hinton areas.
WVU and IMG College recently formed a broad 12-year multimedia rights and sponsorship partnership which includes exclusive representation and management of game broadcasts and coaches' shows beginning in the 2013-14 season.
The radio network will expand pregame shows from one hour to three and a half hours and postgame shows from 30 minutes to two hours. Details on the play-by-play will be announced at a later date.