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Former football stars model at WVU fashion show

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Former Mountaineer football players Rasheed Marshall and Quincy Wilson were just two of more than 100 models who showcased fashions from 20 different local and national retailers during the 33rd annual West Virginia University Mountaineer Athletic Club Classic Fashion Show.

The yearly event took place at the Charleston Civic Center on Wednesday with hundreds of Mountaineer supporters, most donning the school’s signature blue and gold, in attendance.

Fashions worn included pieces from Ivor’s Trunk, Geraniums, Charlie Boutique, Tony the Tailor, Buckle, Gymboree, Gap, Kelley’s Mens Shop, Altar’d State, Charleston Department Store, Charlotte Russe, Francesca’s, Heidi Dylan Boutique, Shabby Chic, Talbot’s, The Rose Tree, 218, University Girls Apparel and White House Black Market.

This year’s theme was “Champions in Style.”

“The reason we selected that theme was to celebrate all of our athletic achievements this year,” explained Margaret Ann Simpson, event organizer.

Some of those achievements include the rifle team’s NCAA national championship, the men’s basketball team advancing to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA tournament, the women’s basketball team’s road to the National Invitation Tournament championship game, and the football team’s trip to the Liberty Bowl.

Proceeds from the WVU Classic Fashion Show go to the WVU Mountaineer Athletic Club.

“The Mountaineer Athletic Club is an organization that funds scholarships for all student-athletes,” said Simpson.

Simpson said last year’s event garnered approximately $12,000. She estimated that this year’s totals would be closer to $20,000.

For more information on the Mountaineer Athletic Club, visit www.mountaineerathleticclub.com.

Reach Dawn Nolan at dawn.nolan@wvgazette.com, 304-348-1230 or follow @DawnNolanWV on Twitter.

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