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Asselin, Beasley and Hohmann Round Out WVU Sports Hall of Fame

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Three all-time great Mountaineer women round out the WVU Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2022, announced by Director of Athletics Shane Lyons on Saturday morning. Marie-Louise Asselin (XC/T&F), Marsha Beasley (Rifle) and Marilee Hohmann (Rifle) are women that made a strong impact on West Virginia athletics.

Asselin ran cross-country, track & field during her time at West Virginia from 2006-10. The Canadian native earned seven All-America honors, three in cross-country and four in track and field. With a time of 20:43, Asselin finished 31st in the NCAA Cross Country Championships. The Mountaineers finished sixth, marking the third year in-a-row that they finished in the top 10.

Beasley was the head coach of the rifle team from 1990-2006. During her 16 seasons, West Virginia won eight NCAA titles with multiple top-3 finishes in the NCAA Championships. Beasley coached eight individual NCAA champions and four Olympians.

Hohmann made history at West Virginia University, becoming the first woman to compete on an athletic team back in 1961. Hohmann competed on the rifle team from 1961-62. The Fairmont native competed at West Point and made a striking impact in women’s sports before Title IV was passed in 1965.

Induction ceremonies will take place on Saturday, Sept. 17, prior to the West Virginia-Towson football game.

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Ethan Bock is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in journalism at WVU. He currently is an intern with the Final Fourcast podcast. Ethan has covered WVU football and men’s basketball for the last year. He is from Cincinnati, Ohio.

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