WVU Picks Greenbrier Native as Next Mountaineer Mascot

Troy Clemons was selected as the next WVU Mountaineer mascot Wednesday night.

A Greenbrier County native was named as the new West Virginia University Mountaineer mascot.

Troy Clemons will be the 64th Mountaineer and will serve during the 2016-’17 academic year.

According to a WVU news release, Clemons is a senior sports management major from Maxwelton and graduated from Greenbrier East High School.

WVU made the announcement during the men’s basketball game against Texas-Tech Wednesday night at the Coliseum in Morgantown.

Clemons was selected by a committee of faculty, staff and students based on an application, essay, interview and cheer-off competition.

Wyoming County native and first-generation college student Savannah Lusk was named as the alternate mascot, who serves in the official mascot’s absence.