The Bobcat Pride Club

Support for Wesleyan’s Athletic Program

The mission of the Bobcat Pride Club is to provide both moral and financial support for intercollegiate athletics at West Virginia Wesleyan College.  Membership is open to alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends of Bobcat athletics.

The Bobcat Pride Club works closely with the Department of Athletics to identify projects and disburse funds.  Undesignated Bobcat Pride Club gifts will be used for the Athletic Department’s greatest need.  General athletic gifts primarily benefit the athletic department and all student athletes.  Donations may also be designated to one or more individual sports.  These “Friends” accounts are administered by each sport’s respective coach. Contributions to athletic scholarship funds such as the Hank Ellis Scholarship, the James K. “Johnny” Myers, the Ross Scholarship, the Sam Ross Scholarship, and other athletic scholarship funds are also counted as Bobcat Pride Club gifts.  All Bobcat Pride Club activity is in compliance with NCAA, WVIAC, and Wesleyan regulations. 

The Bobcat Pride Club supports the annual Athletic Hall of Fame banquet and executes at least one major fund-raising initiative each year.  Members receive a membership card, media releases and newsletters, and invitations to events such as the Hall of Fame induction ceremony, recognition dinners, summer and fall golf outings, and athletic event receptions.

If you are interested in learning about athletic naming opportunities, athletic facility priorities, or more about the Bobcat Pride Club, contact Randy Tenney ‘77, Director of Athletics at 304-473-8098 or Bob Skinner ’75, Vice President for Advancement at 304-473-8557 or skinner_b@wvwc.edu.

2011-2012 West Virginia Wesleyan College Athletic Highlights

  • Ranked fifth in the nation among NCAA Division II colleges and universities for the number Academic Achievement Award recipients.
  • The men’s soccer team was the only West Virginia Conference school to be recognized for their performance in the classroom by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
  • Quarterback Adam Neugebauer of Pittsburgh set single-season records for most touchdowns and passing yardage and led the Bobcats to a 9-2 record and the College’s highest national NCAA Division II national ranking in school’s history.  Neugebauer was the WVIAC Player of the Year, the Daktronics Super Region One Offensive Player of the Year, and a finalist for the Harlin Hill trophy, which is awarded to the best NCAA Division  II player in the nation.
  • Seniors Jon Meadows of Columbus, OH and Adam Neugebauer participated in the All-American Bowl in Mexico City.
  • The women’s basketball team captured its first-ever West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament Championship and received its first-ever NCAA II Tournament bid.  Wesleyan lost the opening round game to eventual national champion Shaw University.
  • The men’s basketball team won the school’s first-ever NCAA II Tournament game with a last second victory over Winston-Salem, NC.
  • Senior Lydia Bridenbaugh of Chillicothe, OH finished as the third leading scorer in the nation among NCAA Division II women’s basketball players.
  • The women’s soccer team captured another WVIAC Championship and advanced to the NCAA Division II Super Regional.
  • The men’s tennis team advanced to the NCAA II Regional Tournament.
  • The baseball team captured the WVIAC Southern Division title and finished the season with a 28-19 mark.
  • The men’s track team won the WVIAC title giving Coach Jesse Skiles his 51st conference championship.
  • Wesleyan captured the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Commissioner’s Cup for the fifth consecutive year and for the 19th time in 21 years.
  • Wesleyan captured the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Presidents’ Cup for the fifth straight year and for the 10th time since 1995.