- Exercise Physiology
Repella maintains a 3.96 GPA in exercise physiology and has earned several distinctions for her work in the classroom, including CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine first-team Academic All-American honors in 2010. She has earned a 4.0 in four semesters of her time as a Mountaineer and won the Red Brown Cup in May 2010, which is presented annually to West Virginia University’s most outstanding all-around student-athlete. A five-time WVU Athletic Director’s Academic honor roll member, Repella has also earned the honor of two-time Big East Academic All-Star, four-time WVU President’s List (4.0 GPA) honoree and is a five-time Dean’s List recipient. Repella was a 2009 Big East Scholar-Athlete Sports Excellence Award winner for women’s basketball and a two-time academic All-District II first-team honoree. In addition to her major of exercise physiology, Repella also has a pair of minors in sport and exercise psychology and business administration. She plans to attend law school after graduation in May 2011.
Repella served as the co-captain her junior season and is currently a co-captain for her senior season. Repella participates in Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and participated in Student Athletes Speak Out (SASO) with Dr. Carolyn Peluso Atkins, professor of speech pathology and audiology at WVU. SASO is a program to promote character education in West Virginia middle school students on topics of academics, courage, responsibility, humility and self-confidence. Repella did a segment on reputation for the SASO DVD.
Repella has taken part in the “Adopt-A-Grandparent” program at the Heritage Home, she’s the team’s representative on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and is a camp volunteer at the Boys & Girls Club. She participates in visitations at the Ruby Memorial Children’s Hospital and has taken a part in the Suncrest and Westover Middle School Read Aloud programs. Repella has been a part of the Girl Scouts Adopt-A-Player program, the Hundred High School’s Girls’ Basketball Camp and the Youth Academy (Fairmont) Strength & Conditioning Clinic. She commits herself to countless hours of community service and is always looking for outlets to volunteer. She goes above and beyond in seeking opportunities to get involved in the community.
As a senior co-captain Repella has the Mountaineers to an undefeated 6-0 record and the 2010 Paradise Jam Island Division Championship title. Repella was named the Paradise Jam Island Division MVP in addition to being named to the all-star team. The Mountaineers were successful in beating a pair of ranked opponents in TCU and Iowa State.
As a junior, Repella garnered first-team All-Big East honors after leading WVU to a perfect home record (17-0). She also helped the Mountaineers to a school-record 29 victories, a school-record 13 conference victories and a second-round appearance in the NCAA tournament for the third time in the last four years. Repella led WVU in seven statistical categories, including scoring, minutes and field-goals made, and ranked 11th in Big East scoring (13.9 ppg).