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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