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Mary G. Roush

WVU Mountaineer statue outside with fall leaves


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The decision on who would be the 68th Mountaineer was a historic one: Mary G. Roush is the third woman and the first freshman to be named the Mountaineer Mascot.

Roush cites Natalie Tennant, WVU’s first female Mountaineer, as her inspiration. “The Mountaineer is not just a mascot. It is a leader. And I will proudly lead my University and state with love and passion — my home among the hills,” Roush said. “I also hope to serve as an inspiration for young girls for generations to come.”