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Athletes of the Week: Marshall University Spring Athletes

Athletes of the Week: Marshall University  Spring Athletes

Staff Report

March 17, 2020

Basketball. Baseball. Softball. Track and Field. Golf. Tennis.  All of these sports are canceled for the semester at Marshall University due to concerns over COVID-19, and none of the athletes a part of these sports will have a chance to earn athlete of the week honors through their performances. ...

Athlete of the Week: Mya Stevenson, Softball

Mya Stevenson

Staff Report

March 3, 2020

ABOUT MYA STEVENSON: Class: Sophomore Hometown: Mesquite, TX RESULTS OVER THE LAST WEEK: (At the Pirate Classic) 2 home runs, 2 RBI, 2 hits & 2 runs vs. Delaware State (8-0, W) 2 hits, 1 RBI & 1 run vs. Hampton (12-3, W) 3 RBI, 1 home run, 2 hits & 1 run vs. Norfolk S...

Athlete of the Week: Safiyyah Mitchell Women’s Track and Field

Safiyyah Mitchell

Staff Report

February 25, 2020

ABOUT SIFIYYAH MITCHELL: Class: Senior Position: Sprinter/Hurdler  Hometown: Huntington, West Virginia RESULTS OVER THE PAST WEEK:  (At the C-USA Indoor Championships): Second place in 60-meter hurdles Second place in 4x400 meter relay Ten overall individual points scored (M...

Athlete of the Week: Aly Harrell, Softball

Athlete of the Week: Aly Harrell

Staff Report

February 18, 2020

ABOUT ALY HARRELL: Position: First Base Class: Junior Height: 5’7 Hometown: Gahanna, OH RESULTS OVER THE LAST WEEK:  One home run, three RBI, two runs, four putouts vs. Lipscomb (14-6, L) One hit, two putouts vs. Chattanooga (10-8, L) One home run, four RBI, one double, two hit...

Athlete of the Week: Mikel Beyers, men’s basketball

Mikel Beyers pulled up a shot against LA Tech.

Staff Report

February 11, 2020

ABOUT MIKEL BEYERS: Position: Forward Class: Junior Height:6'9 Weight: 215 lbs. Hometown: Houston, TX RESULTS OVER THE PAST WEEK: 6 points, 2 three-pointers vs. Southern Miss (72-58, W) 24 points, 6 rebounds, 6 three-pointers vs. Louisiana Tech (83-79, W) After a career best...

Co-Athletes of the Week: Andrew Taylor, men’s basketball; Savannah Wheeler, women’s basketball

Staff Report

February 4, 2020

ABOUT ANDREW TAYLOR: Position: Guard Class: Redshirt Freshman Height: 6’3 Hometown: Corbin, KY RESULTS OVER THE LAST WEEK: 14 points, 5 assists, 4 steals, 3 rebounds @ FIU (84-74, W) 25 points, 3 steals, 2 assists, 4 three-pointers @ Florida Atlantic (91-73, L) Taylor’s performance w...

Athlete of the Week: Kobe Bryant–former NBA star, husband, father

 In this Jan. 4, 2015 file photo Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant dunks during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in Los Angeles. Bryant, a five-time NBA champion and a two-time Olympic gold medalist, died in a helicopter crash in California on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. He was 41.

Staff Report

January 28, 2020

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENTS: 5-time NBA champion NBA Most Valuable Player (2008) 2-time Finals MVP 2-time Olympic gold medalist Academy Award Winner Husband and father to four daughters Nearly four years removed from his legendary NBA playing days at the Los Angeles Lakers, Kobe Bryant...

Athlete of the Week: Taevion Kinsey, Men’s Basketball

Sophomore guard Taevion Kinsey is this week's athlete of the week.

Staff Report

January 21, 2020

Position: Guard Class: Sophomore Height: 6’5 Weight: 185 lbs. Hometown: Columbus, Ohio RESULTS OVER THE LAST WEEK:  29 points, 11 rebounds vs. Charlotte (77-75, L) 18 points, 4 assists vs. Old Dominion (68-67, W) After leading the Marshall University basketball team in scorin...

Athlete of the Week: Iran Bennett, Men’s Basketball

Iran Bennett dunking against Hofstra in the 2018-2019 season.

Staff Writer, The Parthenon

December 3, 2019

ABOUT IRAN BENNETT: Position: Forward Class:  Redshirt sophomore Height: 6’9 Weight: 299 lbs LAST WEEK’S RESULTS: vs. University of Florida 16 PTS, 6 REB, 1 BLK,  1   STL Marshall University men’s basketball redshirt sophomore forward Iran Bennett earns this week’s athlete of the week af...

Athletes of the Week: Pedro Dolabella and Paulo Pita, men’s soccer

Paulo Pita (left) walks toward Pedro Dolabella (right) to embrace in a hug after their first win against Kentucky.

November 19, 2019

ABOUT PEDRO DOLABELLA: Position: Midfielder Class: Junior Height: 6’4 Hometown: Brasilia, Brazil ABOUT PAULO PITA: Position: Goalkeeper Class: Redshirt senior Height: 6’3 Hometown: Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil This week’s athletes of the week feature Marshall University men’s soccer players Pedro...


1970 Football Team Photo

Staff Writer, The Parthenon

November 12, 2019

Each print publication, The Parthenon sports staff chooses a Marshall University athlete worthy of receiving the title of “Athlete of the Week.” While this recognition is almost always awarded to a player with outstanding performance in their sport, the recipient also displays what it means to be...

Athlete of the week: Justin Rohrwasser

Justin Rohrwasser after he nailed the game winning field goal.

Staff Writer, The Parthenon

October 29, 2019

ABOUT JUSTIN ROHRWASSER: Class: Redshirt senior Position: Kicker Height: 6’3 Weight: 230 lbs. Hometown: Clifton Park, NY LAST WEEK’S RESULTS: Vs. Western Kentucky University (W 26-23) FG: 4 ATT, 4 M, 53 Long KICKOFFS: 6 ATT, 385 YDS PATs: 2 TB, 2 ATT, 2 M Redshirt senior kicker Justin...