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Mountaineers of Distinction

Twenty twenty-two Mountaineers of Distinction pose on the field during halftime ceremonies
2022 Mountaineers of Distinction. From left to right: Callyn Zeigler, Giana Loretta,
Trevor Swiger, Sonia-Frida Ndifon and Matthew Hudson.

This prestigious award honors WVU seniors who have an outstanding record of academic achievement in addition to exemplary community and extracurricular involvement. 


All undergraduate applicants must have senior academic status and must be completing their last semester by May 2024. All graduate applicants must complete their last semester on campus by May 2024. All applicants must complete the online application and submit a letter of recommendation. If selected as a finalist, applicants must attend the scheduled interview session, practice with Pride of West Virginia Nov. 3 (late afternoon/early evening) and the WVU vs. BYU football game Nov. 4. Application Deadline: Oct. 4, 2023 at 5 p.m.

Judging & Interviewing

A panel of judges will select finalists from the applications received. These finalists will be invited to interview with the selection panel.

Finalist interviews will be scheduled Oct. 18, between 4pm and 6pm.

Game Day Information

Finalists will be presented and award-winners will be named during half-time ceremonies at WVU vs. BYU football game Saturday, Nov. 4.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or need more information, contact Chad Stolzenbach at 304-293-8899.