Buckhannon, WV—When West Virginia Wesleyan College students are not competing on the court or on the playing field, they can be found excelling in the classroom or devoting hundreds of hours to community service.
On February 14, members from each of the College’s 22 sports teams will offer a special Valentine’s Day between Babysitting Service from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Parents will be able to make arrangements to drop off children at the John D. Rockefeller IV Physical Education Center Gymnasium.
The cost is $8 for one child, $11 for two and $14 for three or more children. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Student-Athlete Athletic Council and the Male-A-Wish Foundation. To make a reservation for the service, contact Wesleyan Volleyball Coach Nancy Wheeler at 724-322-0180 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Valentine’s Day service is just one example of how Wesleyan students give back. Earlier this month, various team members were part of a campus-wide effort to package more than 10,000 meals for the Rise Against Hunger event. In December, other members assisted the United Methodist Committee on Relief with continued recovery and rebuilding efforts from the state’s 2016 catastrophic flooding.
In January, the Mountain East Conference released the 2019 Fall Academic Awards and Wesleyan once-again had the most student-athletes recognized out of the twelve-member schools. In total, 127 Wesleyan student-athletes received an honor for their performance in the classroom. Academic All-Conference is awarded to student-athletes who finish with a semester GPA of 3.70 and above. Student-athletes that hold a GPA from 3.25-3.79 are placed on the Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
A total of 62 Wesleyan student-athlete garnered Academic All-Conference, which is also the highest among MEC members. The combined athletic department cumulative GPA is 3.20.