First Disappointment Leads to a New Way to Win

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Disappointment sometimes leads to a new way to win. From age 12 in Lordstown, Ohio, Meagan Gibson knew she wanted to play college volleyball. Practicing, playing and suffering through injuries paid off through a scholarship from Fairmont State University—but it came with a price.

“I received a medical redshirt my freshman year with the hopes of healing for the next season. I received cortisone shots, did specified strengthening programs and went through pounds of ice. It was a chilling experience, physically and mentally,” she said.

Soaring Since His First Flight

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

As the sound of airplane engines roar in the background, Mark Heefner steps out of a single engine plane, fresh from a trip to see his girlfriend, Mariah Roth’11, in Charlotte, N.C. The 2011 Fairmont State University graduate and pilot returns the plane and heads to his desk a hundred yards away at the North Central West Virginia Airport in Bridgeport. This wasn’t Heefner’s first solo trip, but he has experienced many firsts at the airport and is anxious to create more.

Find Out More About Stalking Awareness Month in January

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

In recognition of National Stalking Awareness Month in January, HOPE, Inc., a United Way agency, is collaborating with Fairmont State University to provide free resources to students. HOPE, Inc., an agency that serves victims of stalking, domestic violence and sexual assault, will be present at the FSU home basketball games on Wednesday, Jan. 18, to provide educational materials and free stalking resource kits for victims. 

Student Athlete Advisory Committee Hosts Make-A-Wish Reception on Nov. 29

Monday, November 28, 2011

The Fairmont State University Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will host a Make-A-Wish reception and talk on Nov. 29 between the women’s and men’s basketball contests against West Liberty. The reception will involve a presentation from the North Central West Virginia chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation featuring Hannah Underwood, a recent recipient of a “Wish.”

Student Athlete Strives to Be First On and Off the Field

Thursday, September 08, 2011

In his first night on the field as a starter for the Fighting Falcons, during the first game of the season on September 1st, 2011, Daniel Monroe III had 161 yards on 18 carries and scored two touchdowns. He was named MVP by his coaches, player of the game by a local business and WVIAC Offensive Player of the Week. Those were his first athletic accomplishments on campus.  

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