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Three WVU Summer Olympians to be Honored

Virginia Thrasher

Three Summer Olympic medalists who attend West Virginia University are being honored at a community event in Morgantown.

The celebration scheduled for Monday evening at the Morgantown Event Center will honor U.S. rifle gold medalist Ginny Thrasher and Canada soccer bronze medalists Kadeisha Buchanan and Ashley Lawrence. They won their medals last month in Rio de Janeiro.

Buchanan and Lawrences are both seniors on the WVU women’s soccer team. Thrasher is a sophomore on the WVU rifle team.

They are the first Mountaineer student-athletes to win an Olympic medal while still competing for WVU since James Jett in track at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.