West Virginia University fans can now vote for their favorite Ultimate Mountaineer Fan finalist, as the four finalists were selected and announced today (Aug. 26).

The finalists are: Derek Farley, a 1988 WVU journalism (public relations) graduate from Williamstown, West Virginia; Caroline Hanson, a 2012 WVU marketing graduate from Richmond, Virginia; Steven Saab, a 2015 WVU industrial engineering graduate from Morgantown, West Virginia; and Layne Veneri, a current WVU junior majoring in biology from Princeton, West Virginia.

Fans have the opportunity to cast one vote via Twitter and Facebook for their favorite finalist starting today (Aug. 26) through Sept. 3 at http://ultimatemountaineerfan.com.

The person with the most total votes will win an expenses-paid trip for two to Norman, Oklahoma for the WVU/Oklahoma football game on Oct. 3, which is also Mountaineer Nation Day. In addition, the winner will receive a $500 American Express gift card, have the chance to visit Top of the World, WVU’s No. 1 headwear licensee, and design their own WVU hat. The winner will share their experience with all of Mountaineer Nation on social media.

The winner will be announced on College Colors Day Sept. 4, a day before WVU opens the 2015 football season at home against Georgia Southern, on our @WestVirginiaU Twitter account.

WVU is partnering with the Collegiate Licensing Company and Top of the World to present this year’s Ultimate Mountaineer Fan competition.

About Top of the World
When it comes to your team, we have you covered. Licensed with more than 450 schools across the country and serving retailers nationwide, Top of the World is the No. 1 collegiate headwear licensee in the United States and participates with the NCAA as the locker room headwear supplier for major championship events. Whether you define your style as cutting-edge, classic or cool, we have it all. Successfully adapting to the ever-changing market over the last few decades, it is clear that Top of the World is still “on top and climbing.”

About The Collegiate Licensing Company
CLC is a division of global sports and entertainment company IMG. Founded in 1981, CLC is the oldest and largest collegiate trademark licensing agency in the U.S. and currently represents nearly 200 colleges, universities, bowl games, athletic conferences, The Heisman Trophy and the NCAA. The mission of CLC is to be the guiding force in collegiate trademark licensing and one of the top sports licensing firms in the country. CLC is dedicated to being a center of excellence in providing licensing services of the highest quality to its member institutions, licensees, retailers and consumers. Headquartered in Atlanta (Ga.), CLC is a full-service licensing representative, which employs a staff of more than 90 licensing professionals who provide full-service capabilities in brand protection, brand management, and brand development. For more information on CLC, visit: CLC.com or IMGCollege.com.



CONTACT: Nikki Goodenow, Trademark Licensing
304.293.4756; Nikki.Goodenow@mail.wvu.edu

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