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Scholarship presented to a thriving CPASS student

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Alyxis Harper, SEP undergraduate student, received the Women of WVU Enrichment Fund scholarship on May 27, 2016.

Originally from Ashburn, VA, Harper is currently pursuing a BS degree in sports and exercise psychology, while minoring in strength and conditioning. Harper will graduate in December of this year.

French student scholar visits CPASS to further research

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Three projects, two months, one eye-opening opportunity. For Manon Eluère, her overseas internship experience at CPASS this summer will offer partnerships and a new perspective in her academic studies.

A scholar from Rennes, France, Eluère, 22, is studying at the Center for Applied Coaching and Sport Sciences this summer to further her research on sport psychology and coaching education. Eluère is spending seven weeks at CPASS, between June 6 and July 22.

Close ties to WVU inspire graduate to create new endowment

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A favorite expression among  West Virginia University alumni are words to live by for a College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences graduate. The sentiment, “Once a Mountaineer, always a Mountaineer,” lands close to the heart for CPASS grad James Higginbotham and has led him to establish a new scholarship for the College.

Higginbotham is quick to credit his experiences as a WVU student as the “best four years of my life. The friends that I made almost 50 years ago in Morgantown remain as my closest companions today,” Higginbotham said.

WVU faculty member selected to join global academy to help strengthen the future through sports

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A  West Virginia University faculty member has been selected to join an elite group of international coaching experts to create a network of coach developers across the world.

Kristen Dieffenbach, associate professor in WVU’s  College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences  athletic coaching education program, has been selected into the Nippon Sport Science University Coach Developer Academy as part of the Japanese government’s Sport for Tomorrow program. As a fully funded initiative leading up to the 2020 Olympics to be hosted by Japan, the program targets athletes, coaches and coach developers.