Cook, Ganoe, Named Potomac State’s Outstanding Female Athletes of Year

Cook, Ganoe, Named Potomac State’s Outstanding Female Athletes of Year
Athletic Director Shawn White, far right, presented Student Athletes Beth Cook, left, and Shakayla Ganoe with Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year awards during Potomac State College of West Virginia University’s annual Athletic Hall of Fame banquet this spring.  Also pictured is Campus President Leonard Colelli


During the annual Athletic Hall of Fame banquet at Potomac State College (PSC) of West Virginia University, Students Beth Cook and Shakayla Ganoe were recognized as Outstanding Female Athletes of the Year for 2016. 

Cook is a pre-physical therapy major from Moorefield, W.Va.  In addition to serving as a pitcher on the Catamount Softball team under the direction of Coach James Walton, Cook also plays third base.  She boast 48 runs, 17 doubles, 4 home runs, 42 RBIs, with an overall 10 wins, 2 losses and 1 save.  Cook has pitched 72.1 innings, was named to the 1st Team All-Region, 3rd Team All-American, played on the team that made it to the Softball World Series last year, and possesses a .539 batting average.

Ganoe is in the pre-nursing program and is a resident of Ft. Ashby, W.Va.  She serves in the position of setter on the volleyball team under the direction of Coach Martha Ganoe. During her freshman year she was 2nd Team All-Region and WPCC 1st Team All-Conference.  This year Ganoe was named 1st Team All-Region, Region XX All-Tournament Team, runner up for Region Player of the Year, and served as team captain.  She ranked 10th nationally in aces per set.  Regionally, Ganoe finished 4th in overall assists, 4th in block assists and 5th in overall digs and digs per set. She has 463 assists, 256 digs and 57 aces.