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Gold medalist Ginny Thrasher back in class at WVU

Dominion Post photo WVU President E. Gordon Gee and Ginny Thrasher
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WVU President E. Gordon Gee and Ginny Thrasher

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Nobody told Ginny Thrasher there’d be days like these.

With ESPN’s cameras following her every move, Thrasher attended the first classes of her sophomore year at WVU on Aug. 17.

“It’s been an interesting day, to say the least,” she said with a smile.

Of course, that’s what happens when you capture the first gold medal of the Rio de Janeiro Games, as the WVU star did in winning the women’s 10-meter air rifle competition, on Aug. 6.

In short order, Thrasher became the first female athlete from WVU to claim Olympic gold, charmed sportscaster Dan Patrick in a television interview that went viral and survived a travel nightmare to make it back to Morgantown for three classes Aug. 17.

That’s the kind of dedication that impresses WVU’s leader…

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