West Virginia University student leaders are rallying support for a student whose car was destroyed during recent post-game victory celebrations.

Freshman Jenna Partridges 2000 Pontiac Sunfire was burned following WVU s March 24 victory over Texas Tech in the NCAA basketball tournament. Her parents had saved to buy her the car.

WVU s Student Government Association (SGA) has joined an established fund-raiser for Partridge and her family. Members of the WVU and Morgantown communities are encouraged to contribute to Jennas Fund.

Cash and check donations are being accepted at First Exchange Bank at 3081 University Ave. Checks should be made payable toJennas Fund.

As of Monday, April 4, some $2,000 had been collected. SGA President D.J. Casto said the goal is to raise $7,000, the amount of damages caused to her car.

We are truly sorry that Jenna had to be put through this awful experience,he said.The Student Government Association has taken the initiative to help Jenna recoup what she has lost through fund-raising efforts. We are asking for the entire student bodys help. I think this is a great way for Jenna and others to see that most students at WVU are caring individuals and want to help a fellow Mountaineer.

He added,The West Virginia University mens basketball team exceeded everyones expectations by advancing to the Elite 8 round of the NCAA tournament. The WVU student body and the Morgantown community could not have been more proud of the team and coaches throughout this extraordinary accomplishment.

For more information, contact Kristin Margolin at or 304-550-2866