Milo A. Austin of Bowie, Md., and Sarah Ashley Greaser of Fairmont were crowned West Virginia University Homecoming king and queen Saturday (Oct. 15) during halftime ceremonies of the WVU -Louisville football game at Milan Puskar Stadium.
Austin, an athletic coaching education major, has welcomed numerous incoming freshmen to WVU as a volunteer with New Student Orientation.
One of the many highlights of his WVU career has been playing on the varsity football team. The wide receiver was a member of last years Big East Championship WVU football team and player of the week vs. Maryland in 2004.
The WVU senior enjoys working with young people. He has instructed aspiring athletes at summer football camps, mentored teens in WVU s Health Sciences and Technology Academy and headed the Big Brothers program at a local elementary school.
His other activities include Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
One of the biggest traditions of the University is education,he wrote in his application.I have maintained a respectable grade point average while being involved in various activities and organizations.
Austin is on track to graduate in December. He plans to pursue a graduate degree at WVU .
He is sponsored by Alpha Phi Alpha. His father is Ivan Austin.
Greaser is majoring in industrial engineering with a minor in economics.
As a Chi Omega Sorority member, the senior has served as sisterhood and career and personal development chairs and helped grant three wishes for area children through the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
As a part of WVU s nationally recognized College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, she is involved in the Society of Women Engineers, Alpha Pi Mu and Institute of Industrial Engineers. She interned for General Electric this past summer.
When she isnt busy with these activities, Greaser is active in Habitat for Humanity, National Exemplary Scholars in Service, Mountaineer Week and the University Honors Program.
While I am very busy with school and Greek life, I especially enjoy WVU football, running and going out with my friends,she said.Im currently training for my first triathlon with the WVU Triathlon Club.
Greaser has a host of honors, including the PROMISE and WVU Higher Education Foundation scholarships.
She is sponsored by Chi Omega. Her parents are Jeff and Susan Greaser.
WVU Homecoming candidates were sponsored by student organizations. Ten finalistsfive men and five womenwere selected by a panel of judges. The king and queen were determined through student online voting Oct. 11-13.
The WVU -Louisville game capped off Homecoming Week festivities at WVU . Other activities included a parade, Greek games, Eberly College of Arts and Sciences brunch and lectures, and Alumni Association tailgate.
Gen. RobertDocFoglesong, 2005 parade marshal, and Richard A. Pill, Outstanding Alumnus, were honored this weekend.