Glover was named the Mountaineer for 2020-21 March 7 at the WVU Men’s basketball game. A third-generation WVU student, it was Glover’s dream to represent WVU and the state of West Virginia as the Mountaineer Mascot.
The new Mountaineer is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience and plans to enroll in WVU’s School of Medicine after graduating. He is an undergraduate researcher in the School of Medicine, a tutor for the Department of Biology and the Office of Intercollegiate Athletics and is involved with the WVU Pre-Med Club. He also volunteers on behalf of WVU Medicine Children’s and the WVU Core Arboretum.
Glover was a member of student government at Greenbrier East High School, where he was the student body president his senior year. He was inducted into the National Honor Society, was honored academically for graduating in the top 2 percent of his class and played on the Greenbrier East Spartan baseball team. His hobbies and special interests include hunting, fishing and enjoying the wild and wonderful outdoors of West Virginia.
He hopes to meet many fellow Mountaineers across West Virginia, and to visit WVU alumni clubs across the country. He wants to share Mountaineer pride as an ambassador for Mountaineers everywhere.
An official “Passing of the Rifle Ceremony” will be held at a later date to recognize Timmy Eads, 2019-20 Mountaineer, as he passes on the rifle and responsibilities to Glover.
Due to WVU’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Glover will not make in-person appearances until WVU is able to participate in special events and activities; however, the new Mountaineer and alternate Mountaineer Brooke Ashby, a junior from Mannington, are available for virtual appearances.
To make a request, complete the Mountaineer Mascot Appearance Request Form. For additional information, contact Sonja Wilson, senior advisor of the Mountaineer Mascot program, at Sonja.Wilson@mail.wvu.edu.
CONTACT: Sonja Wilson
Mountaineer Mascot Program
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