* WHO :* Four West Virginia University students have been selected as finalists for the position of 2009-10 Mountaineer . They are Brock Burwell of Harrisville, Rebecca Durst of Point Pleasant, Rebecca Funk of Clear Spring, Md., and current Mountaineer Michael Squires of Clarksburg.

* WHAT :* Mountaineer cheer-off competition. The finalists will be judged on their performance as they play the part of the Mountaineer during the WVU -DePaul University basketball game. Two will cheer in the first half; the other two will cheer in the second half.

* WHEN :* Wednesday, March 4, at 7 p.m.

* WHERE :* WVU Coliseum

* MEDIA AVAILABILITY :* Members of the media are invited to interview the Mountaineer finalists from 5:30-6:15 p.m. in Room 252 of the WVU Coliseum. Those planning to attend are asked to contact Mascot Selection Chair Lisa Costello at 304-670-1030 or ” Costello.Lisa@gmail.com rel=nofollow> Costello.Lisa@gmail.com .

* MORE INFORMATION :* The new Mountaineer mascot will be announced during Saturdays (March 7) WVU -University of Louisville game at 9 p.m.

The mascots chief responsibilities include attending football and basketball games and other athletic events.

The Mountaineer also visits the WVU Childrens Hospital and West Virginia schools, gets involved in community events and participates in alumni and other University activities.

Related release: http://wvutoday.wvu.edu/news/page/7441/