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Athlete of the Week: Steven Gilmore, football

Steven Gilmore makes a tackle against an Appalachian State player during the game.

September 22, 2020

ABOUT STEVEN GILMORE Position: Cornerback Class: Junior Height: 5’11 Weight:175 Hometown: Rock Hill, South Carolina   PERFORMANCE Seven total tackles (four solo) Three pass breakups One interception   Not only did Gilmore’s performance help Marshall come...

Athlete of the Week: Grant Wells, football

Athlete of the Week: Grant Wells, football

Staff Report

September 8, 2020

ABOUT GRANT WELLS: Position: Quarterback Class: Redshirt Freshman Height: 6’2 Weight: 210 Hometown: Charleston, W.Va.  (George Washington HS) PERFORMANCE: 16-23, 307 yards, 4 TDs 239.1 Passer Rating In one of the greatest debuts for a Marshall quarterback in the scho...

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...