Ritchie Co. HS Grad Chosen As Next Mountaineer Mascot

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Morgantown, W.Va. (AP) -- Brock Burwell of Harrisville has been named West Virginia University's Mountaineer mascot for the 2010-11 school year.

Burwell won a cheer-off over three other finalists held on Saturday.

His appointment was announced Monday night at the Mountaineers' men's basketball game with Georgetown.

Burwell, a senior majoring in multidisciplinary studies, replaces Point Pleasant's Rebecca Durst.

Durst served as the second female mascot in school history.

Burwell lost a cheer-off to Durst last year.

Burwell's uncle also served as the Mountaineer mascot.

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