On Friday night, Mary Roush officially took over the reigns as the Mountaineer mascot. This marks the end of Colson Glover’s tenure, who spent the past two years as the Mountaineer.
Roush becomes the third woman to hold the honor of being the Mountaineer, as Natalie Tennant (1990) and Rebecca Durst (2009) served as the school’s mascot. Roush also becomes the first ever freshman elected as the Mountaineer.
Glover passed over the rifle to Roush during a ceremony on Friday night.
The rifle has been passed!
Mary Roush has officially taken over as our 68th Mountaineer Mascot! 💛💙 pic.twitter.com/V79BgRtgR7
— WVU Mountaineers (@WestVirginiaU) April 22, 2022
From WVU’s release:
Mary G. Roush, from Mason, is a freshman advertising and public relations major minoring in sports communication. She is a member of the Mountaineer Maniacs, Public Relations Student Society of America and former member of the Hugh O’Brian Leadership program. Roush is a recipient of the PROMISE Scholarship and serves as an intern with WVU Athletics Video.
“It is my life goal to serve the state of West Virginia and this position would give me the opportunity to give back to the 1.8 million that make it so wild and wonderful,” Roush said. “It would be a privilege and honor to cheer on the Mountaineers as our mascot.”